Guilder Pond to Jug End

Mount Washington State Forest

View from Jug End - Mount Everett State Reservation - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff View from Jug End - Mount Everett State Reservation - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff

Hike through old growth forest along Guilder Pond, the highest natural body of water in Massachusetts, then follow the Appalachian Trail along Mount Bushnell’s summit views on the way to Jug End.

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Depending on when you do this hike, you may drive into Mount Everett State Reservation to find the gates open or closed to traffic.  The gates are generally open in the summer during the day (closed at night) so people can drive all the way up to the picnic areas at Guilder Pond but at the time of this writing, October 2011, the gates were closed due to severe erosion of the road, damage...

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November 18, 2012
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Guilder Pond Loop trail closed
We went to MA to do this hike today. The gates were open (the sign says they close at 8pm). We stopped at the small parking area right at Guilder Pond, and there was a sign saying the Guilder Pond Loop trail was closed due to unsafe conditions. We continued to the second parking area (much larger) and got onto the AT from there. There were a number of blowdowns at the beginning of the hike.
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