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Hike Frank Knowles–Little River Reserve Trail

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

4.3/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

4 miles

Elevation Gain

295 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Danielle Sharples

The red trail features a 200-foot long suspension bridge and an abundance of boardwalks weaving through wetlands.

Frank Knowles-Little River Reserve contains nearly 9 miles of hiking trails to explore. Start off by parking in the white sea shell parking lot. From there you will find the trail marked by a DNRT sign .

My group and I walked along the red/boardwalk trail which features a number of boardwalks leading through wetlands, a cellar of a 19th century old farm house, and a high stone barn foundation. The suspended bridge is about 1 mile from the parking lot. It stands 15 feet tall hanging above a red maple swamp. If it's a hot day, you'll feel the temperature difference from the swamp to the opening of Jonny Point. 

You can add on extra mileage by looping through the orange trail (1.0 mile), blue trail (2.5 miles), yellow trail (1.0 mile), green trail (0.4 miles), white trail (0.5 miles). You can download the map here.

  • Hunting is allowed in season.
  • Horseback riding and biking is not allowed.
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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

But the bridge is gone

Great quiet place to hike, but they took the suspension bridge down this year.

Nice stroll through the woods, with a cool suspension bridge and a really great boardwalk with beautiful scenery.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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