Ravenswood Park

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01931

Ravenswood Park

Ravenswood Park Professional Review and Guide

"The loop described here incorporates all elements of this park, from white-knuckle singletrack to wide-open fire roads. All the difficult sections can be walked, if necessary, so don't be intimidated. Though admittedly challenging, these trails lead you to the best vistas offered in Ravenswood, as well as a newfound appreciation for the art of trail building. If you're content to stay on the fire roads, however, you can put together a nice loop without having to venture on the singletrack at all. since the singletrack starts rather quickly from you're starting point at the parking lot, you might opt for a fire road spin first simply to warm up.

Also keep in mind that, due to local policy, the Trustees of Reservations do not mark these trails with painted dots or blazes. Occasionally you’ll find a trail marker, but they’re rare. The benefit of this policy is the preservation of the wilderness “feel” of the reservation.

Terrain: Hardscrabble; technical singletrack; and smooth, gentle doubletrack. Depending on the trail choice, this will be smooth, rolling forestland, haphazard, granite boulder fields with quick climbs and drops, or a combination of both."

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Trail Information

Gloucester
Nearby City
4.4
Distance
126 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Physical Difficulty
1 hour
Duration
May 1 to February 28. Closed to mountain bikes March 1 through April 30 to protect trails during muddy season.
Season
140 feet
Trailhead Elevation
200 feet
Top Elevation
Trustees of Reservations, 978-921-1944
Local Contacts
USGS Gloucester
Local Maps

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Jul 2018