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North - South Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 285' 87 m
Descent: -95' -29 m
High: 1,675' 511 m
Low: 1,454' 443 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

A wooded trail running north-south through Bear Swamp.

David Smith

Features Birding · Wildlife

Description

This trail isn't clearly signed from the north end, but it starts from Hawley Road and descends southbound. It travels along a small path through the woods, then skirts along the edge of the forest. In a short distance, it reaches Lookout Trail and coincides with it for a ways. Eventually, Lookout Trail leaves to the left and North - South Trail continues straight. It travels through a forest of hemlocks and pines, which later turns to hardwoods. The trail runs until it reaches Bear Swamp Road, where it ends.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: White Pines, Eastern Hemlock, Partridgeberry
Fauna: Chickadee, White-Tailed Deer

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#4

in Bear Swamp

#774

in Massachusetts

#30,673

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Icy brook in November.
Nov 21, 2019 near Ashfield, MA

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