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Pine Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A energetic run with samples of several ecosystems in the preserve.


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3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

99%

Runnable

182' 55 m

High

56' 17 m

Low

133' 41 m

Up

135' 41 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

Overview

The preserve has a variety of forest and trails. The contrast of running out from the close pine forest into the field can be inspiring during an early moon rise. Keep in mind that the terrain can be rocky and boggy in parts.

Need to Know

There is a restroom at the main entrance of the preserve.

Runner Notes

It is fairly level trails, particularly around the large field which is a prominent feature of the preserve.

Description

This run is intended to give one the experience of the different ecosystems in the preserve. It starts with a run on ridges through hardwoods like oaks and alders with an undergrowth of blue berries and sheep laurel. The run then turns west and drops into a wetter section before coming into pitch pines and sandy soil with thicker undergrowth.

This then opens into a large field. You get a better sense of direction as the trail leads around the perimeter before exiting into a pine wood at the southwest of the field. This last section of the run is thick with pines and glacial erratics, as well as, old farmer walls.

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Running through the pine.
Jan 14, 2020 near Charles…, RI
Walking south through the pine wood.
Jan 14, 2020 near Charles…, RI
The colors subdued by snow.
Jan 14, 2020 near Bradford, RI

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