Harold B. Clark Town Forest – Foxboro

  • Harold B.Clark TownForest
  • Forest Road, Foxboro, MA
  • Trailhead: 42° 3’56.72″N, 71°16’24.21″W
  • Last Time Hiked: May 2, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.2 miles
  • Easy with some slight elevation.

 

The Upper Dam Pond in Foxboro is surrounded by a town forest that has a series of trails cutting through it. Starting from a cul-de-sac at the end of Forest Road we made our way into the forest for our third hike of the day. There are two trails that lead from the cul-de-sac. We took the one to the right that is gated and labeled “Fire Road”. The trail quickly comes to an intersection to the right. We continued straight until we came to a trail to the right that leads to the shore of the pond. After exploring the shores edge for a bit, we continued on the main trail bearing right at the next intersection. This section is part of the Warner Trail (a trail that runs from Cumberland to Canton). We followed this trail crossing a very active spring brook (as we had plenty of rain the last two days) and ignoring a trail that spurred off to the left. Ahead we came to a sign for the Warner Trail. Here we turned right and followed the ridge of an old dam. To the left was a marshy area and to the right was the pond. We came across turtles hear. After crossing the next bridge we followed the trail bearing to the right as it slowly climbed uphill before returning to the entrance trail. Here we turned left to go back to the car. This is area is also used for off road bicycling.

 

I did not find a trail map on-line for this hike.

The Pond

The Pond

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