Ravine Trail Description

Trail signs and intersections
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Trail on map Start of the Ravine Trail on the Pond Loop Trail Sign at the start of the Ravine Trail The end of the Ravine Trail Sign at the end of the Ravine Trail

Elevation Gain: 140 ft.
Length: 0.24 miles
Difficulty: 1
Popularity: 5

Early section of trail The Ravine Trail is accessed from the Pond Loop Trail at the small dam on the lower end of Gilson Pond. You can walk down next to the brook leaving the pond and follow the trail into the trees. The trail starts off with a couple wooden bridges and crosses over to the left side of the brook. The trail follows next to the brook on smooth ground for a ways before crossing over a small brook running into the one you are already next to. The trail now starts to veer away from the brook as the ravine you are in becomes less noticeable. After following through the hardwoods for a little more you soon come to the end of the trail at a XC ski trail. Here you should turn around and head back up the trail as the ski trails are not used as hiking trails.


When descending... you are starting at a XC ski trail and should have gotten here by coming down the Ravine Trail already. Here you should turn around and start heading back. The trail goes from somewhat open hardwoods into more dense softwoods as it gets closer to the brook and the ravine becomes more prominent. The trail follows next to the brook crossing over another contributing brook. After following the brook for a short while, the trail crosses over it on a wooden bridge and comes out to the lower end of Gilson Pond at the small dam.

Trail signs and intersections while descending
The end of the Ravine Trail Sign at the end of the Ravine Trail The end of the Ravine Trail Sign at the start of the Ravine Trail Start of the Ravine Trail on the Pond Loop Trail
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