Beaver Brook Loop
ElevationAscent: 256' 78 m
Descent: -260' -79 m
High: 295' 90 m
Low: 163' 50 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A secluded, lesser-known gem near the heart of Belmont for dog walkers, runners, hikers, and mountain bikers.”— Zander Göpfert
Trails at Beaver Brook can be traveled in either direction, so this recommended loop can be done in reverse or adapted to accommodate time constraints or groups of varying abilities.
After passing the greenway, the Ridge Trail will bend to the left (west) and rejoin the Western Greenway. Head northwest on the greenway for half a mile before heading right (northeast) for a short unmarked loop. Return on the Western Greenway, heading south on another Secondary Trail, passing the Dog Ranch parking area. Continue south through a clearing before making the final switchback ascent to the water tower on Mackerel Hill before looping back down to the Elsie Turner trailhead.
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Land Manager: MA DCR - Beaver Brook Reservation