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Haskell Pond Loop

Permanently protected by the City of Gloucester.

Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Length: 4.2 Miles

Elevation: 250 feet

Description:  This hike takes you around the City of Gloucester’s Haskell Pond Reservoir and along an old public road that parallels Route 128.

Directions: Walk to your left from the kiosk and follow the yellow diamond-shaped markers along the gravel access road to the dam, approximately 4 tenths of a mile. 

As you approach the dam, look to your right along the edge of the woods for a trail head with yellow markers. The trail looks unlikely crossing large tumbled rocks at the base of a large spillway. This 1.9 mile section of the loop is narrow and very hilly, with many rock outcrops that may be slippery. 

This trail dead ends at a woods road. Go left onto this road and follow the yellow markers for 3 tenths of a mile to the old public road. Go left on the old public road and follow the yellow markers 1.2 miles back to the dam.

Follow the gravel access road 4 tenths of a mile back to the kiosk and parking. 

Parking & Access

To access Haskell Pond Loop, park off Forest Lane, just to the north of the reservoir.  

Cape Ann Trail Stewards | PO Box 690 | Essex | MA | 01929

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