Join us for a scenic fall hike through the heart of Rockport’s South Woods.
This route will take us across Cape Pond and past Rum Rock Lake, then continue through deep woods along narrow, winding trails. It is a moderate to challenging hike over rugged terrain, including a number of large “whalebacks.” Part of the route forms segments of the Luce Trail, which we do end-to-end on the Ted Tarr Memorial Cross Cape Hike in October.
Total distance is about 3 miles. Allow two hours from the starting point.
See the map and route HERE in Gaia GPS.
Meeting Spot: We will meet at the parking lot of the Rockport DPW on upper Main St., (168 Main St.) in Rockport (Route 127). See the hike map for specifics.
Please arrive early (we recommend planning to arrive between 9:50 and 9:55 am in order to be ready for the group's 10 am departure). The hike will depart promptly at 10 am.
Please note that dogs are not permitted on the Sunday Morning hikes. The Cape Ann Sunday Hikes group has a Dog-Friendly Hikes group which is repeating each Sunday Morning hike the following month. You can join the Dog-Friendly Hikes Google group from The Cape Ann Sunday Hikes home page to get announcements of each Dog-Friendly hike.
Cape Ann Trail Stewards | PO Box 690 | Essex | MA | 01929