“A relatively mellow doubletrack with some steeper climbs along the way.”
— Zachary Wagner
Part of the Pawtuckaway State Park system of trails, the Round Pond Trail is a straightforward piece of doubletrack that gets you a little further west than the Mountain Trail
, and helps you connect up with the North Mountain Trail
As you start your ascent on the Mountain Trail
, you'll see Woronoco Trail
come in right at the beginning from the right. Keep left and make your way about another 1/4-1/2 of a mile or so, and you'll come to the fork. Stay right for Mountain Trail
, but for our purposes, head straight/left for Round Pond Trail. There are signs clearly delineating the trails.
Round Pond isn't very technical at all, and much of it is a fairly easy spin; however, there are some steeper sections that require some decent gusto, so be prepared for them. At the end, you'll pop out on Reservation Rd.