MA – Mt. Pisgah Loop
Opting to skip NH on a holiday weekend, we headed to Mt. Pisgah, a property that comprises a Northborough conservation area, a Berlin conservation area, and multiple SVT Conservation Restriction tracts.
Our goal was to do a loop, not starting from the popular trailhead on Smith Street, and to stop at the north and south outlooks. Our loop:
We drove to 120 Linden Street, one of two trailheads on Linden Street, the north end of the conservation land. We headed south on an unnamed trail, around a mostly dry pond, connected up with the popular Tyler Trail, and walked to the north outlook, now named the Oberg CR.
Although you can’t see it in this picture, we could make out the tops of the Prudential Center and the John Hancock building.
We then followed the Tyler Trail down to the Sparrow Trail and took that to the south outlook.
We walked a little further down on the Sparrow Trail, and started the loop back up north via the Berlin Road Trail. At the point that the Berlin Road Trail veered left, we took the North Gorge Trail, which truly overlooked a gorge.
Once out of the gorge we connected to a trail, parallel to the one we had started on, back to the parking lot. In total, we hiked 4.6 miles on a very pleasant day, with some uphill and downhill, but nothing very hard.