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Overlook Trail

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A historical trail that crosses over a bridge built in the 1800's.


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3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

85%

Runnable

1,550' 473 m

High

854' 260 m

Low

801' 244 m

Up

345' 105 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Trail parking isn't allowed along Stroheker Road.

Need to Know

Some portions of this trail coincide with a snowmobile trail; please be aware of snowmobilers.

Description

This trail starts off Stroheker Road and coincides with part of Corridor 9. It travels through a small hill pass, then through the field. It takes a sharp right and runs down to the stone bridge, fusing with parts of Corridor 9. It veers off Corridor 9 and runs along a stone wall. After crossing over Smith Branch Road, you'll cross over a small bridge and climb the hill. It turns right off Corridor 9, following the Ashfield Trail markers.

It travels through a somewhat confusing area, where it's easy to lose the trail. It climbs up through the hollow to arrive at an old woods road and turns right. The trail arcs around a rocky hill, topped with Hemlocks then turns right. It coincides with Corridor 9 for a ways, then turns right off the trail. It travels through the Pines to arrive at Northwest Cemetery. From here, the trail turns southward and runs for a ways. It crosses over Corridor 9, for the last time, then switchbacks its way up to the Apple Valley Overlook. The Overlook Trail ends at the overlook, just beneath the big White Pine. From here, you can pick up the Sanderson Academy Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Hop Hornbeam, Birch, Eastern Hemlock, White Pine.
Fauna: Chickadee, Blue Jay.

Shared By:

David Smith

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in Ashfield

#14784

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#181

in Massachusetts

#14,784

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1881 Stone Bridge.
Feb 10, 2020 near Ashfield, MA

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