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Ridge Hill Trail

Intermediate
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A nice trail along the ridgeline through Ashfield.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

84%

Runnable

1,565' 477 m

High

1,165' 355 m

Low

455' 139 m

Up

382' 117 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Historical Significance · Wildlife

Need to Know

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

Parking, at either end of this trail, is limited.

Description

Starting off Route 112, the trail begins a steady ascent up to the ridge. On the east side of the road, there's a small kiosk with purple maps for the Ridge Hill Trail. It coincides with Corridor 93 (BRSC) for a short ways, then continues straight. It climbs up to the ridgeline, then turns left along the top of the ridge. The trail descends down to a large Oak tree, where it turns sharply to the right. It descends the other side of the ridge, then re-connects with a snowmobile trail to the left. It travels along the snowmobile trail, through the Pines, to Snowmobile Junction BR14. Here, the trail turns right to Bailey Road.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Hop Hornbeam, Beech, Sugar Maple, Striped Maple, Eastern Hemlock, Red Pine, Grey Birch, Paper Birch, White Pine, Hickory, Oak.
Fungi: Tinder Polypore, Birch Polypore.
Fauna: Pileated Woodpecker, Gray Squirrel, Black-Capped Chickadee, Moose (tracks), Coyote (scat and tracks).

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David Smith

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in Ashfield

#13494

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#2

in Ashfield

#178

in Massachusetts

#13,494

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