Mount Pisgah Conservation Area

Northborough, Massachusetts 01532

Mount Pisgah Conservation Area

Mount Pisgah Conservation Area Professional Review and Guide

"Mount Pisgah is 715 feet above sea level, but is scarcely elevated at all from the trailhead. This flat hike winds through mature white pine and red oak trees and a grid of stone walls, then skirts a steep ridgeline, offering two sweeping views as a reward for very little sweat. It’s a great hike for families and kids."

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"This loop provides a good overview of Mount Pisgah Conservation Area lands with virtually flat hiking except for the portion along the ridge leading up to Mount Pisgah. The clearest views are on the North View. It’s often readily apparent that portions of this forest were harvested or cleared in the not-too-distant past."

"Located in one of the more rural areas near Boston, this hike travels through a dense forest and rolling hills that have the feel of unfettered wilderness, despite once being mostly farmland.

Begin your hike by setting out from the Smith Road parking lot on the Mentzer Trail. Aiming straight toward the summit, this broad trail ascends ever so gently through the dense, tall forest. A stone wall, proof of the hill’s former life as pastureland, runs parallel 20 feet or so to the right.

Fisher cats, a ferocious relative of the weasel, are frequently seen on the trails. These dark-brown, nimble animals can weigh up to 30 pounds. Do not try to catch or corner one of these critters."

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The trail is quite wild for an exurban area (Northborough is quite suburban); I was even lost for some length of time because we could not get our bearings or find a known trail marker. For being relatively small, the site has many trails and lots of different terrain. It is a better site for hiking or running than for biking, however, since there are many boulders in the path. Many of the trails are quite narrow and skirt trees, so biking needs to be quite cautious. The grades are good for biking, with lots of rolling hills. Overall, not bad...
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Trail Information

Northborough
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Duration
Best in Summer
Season
Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury; (978) 443-5588
Local Contacts
USGS Marlborough, MA
Local Maps

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