Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Crow Hill Ledges, Crocker Pond, Labyrinth, Leominster State Forest, MA
Trails: Ledges Trail, Crow Trail, Crocker Pond Trail, Wolf Rock Trail, Labyrinth, Rocky Pond Road, Sawyer's Run
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Ledges Trailhead, no fee. It does cost to park in the big lot by the swimming area. Mass residents 62 and over should look into the reasonably priced lifetime membership (I plan to). Nice big lot at the ledges. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Excellent signage from the DRC. Nice bridge. Good boardwalks. Thank you. Strategically placed maps from time to time. Thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be good. Remember, it's a state forest, so there are regulations. Also, have enough water and watch those ledges. 
Bugs: A few mosquitoes. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Worn out children's sneakers with Batman design stuck in a tree along the Crocker pond trail a few minutes from the parking area. 
Comments: Huge variety on this one. There is actually a short but steep scramble up to the ledges. The path splits right before the climb. If you are hiking, taking a left. If you have your ropes, your footwear, carrabiners, etc go straight and have fun! Nice view of Wachuesett from here. After enjoying the view, we continued on. This section is part of the Midstate Trail and we had a good conversation with a thruhiker, hope he finished up safely and had a good time. There are a few more views; obstructed by trees, but they're of the Leominster/Fitchburg landfill, so no big deal. Trail descends and you take a right onto the Crocker Pond Trail. It crosses rt 31 and continues through a beautiful wet area. A lot of Mtn Laurel still in bloom. Took us to the swimming area (bathrooms are clean and open!). We picked up the Wolf Rock Trail, which passes more ponds. There is a Labyrinth, a little more freeform than a traditional one. It was fun. We came out on Rocky Pond Road, which took us to Rocky Pond parking, a short road walk from the car. But there is a winding trail here through the woods, Sawyer's Trail, so no road walk is necessary. Lots of laurel here.

A lot of small, beautiful trails!  
Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-28 
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved