Great Brook Farm State Park Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Great Brook Farm State Park Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlisle, MA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.9 miles 326 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

A great place for a quick day hike. A lot of flat trails with a mix of a few moderate paths such as the Stone Wall Path. I didnt hit up the ice cream shop but will do so on my next visit.The trails are a little confusing at first, but just make sure you have a map and a compass and you're golden.

There is ample parking for $2. Just pay at the main lot then head over to the smaller sized ones if you would like. A lot dogs which is a okay for me. It is always a great feeling hiking past a happy dog. Oh yeah! Watch out for horse droppings@ lol

A great hike angry highly recommend it.

hiking
2 months ago

This park has so many trails and they are well kept up. Also very dog friendly which was nice. The farm was a neat side trip

hiking
4 months ago

Brought my dog to Great Brook for the first time this morning. They do an excellent job keeping the paths clear. The main path is very spacious and good for kids, adults, dogs and horses alike. We did come across two people on horseback so if you bring a dog, be sure they have a good recall and don't chase the horses. There's also a cute dairy farm and ice cream stand where you can get farm tours.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Hike here almost daily. Great place for a quick nature walk.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. Followed the 4.9 mile loop trail. Goes through varying terrain; some elevation (nothing too tough), woods, fields, water. Really nice hike

hiking
7 months ago

This was a lovely hike. There were many choices of trail. It was our first time, so we will choose a trail farther away from civilization next time :) there was also a nearby farm that we would have checked out if we made it back in time. You have to pay 2 dollars for parking in the lot, and you have to be gone by dusk. There is a bathroom on the premises...always a plus for the ladies :) - Katie B

trail running
1 year ago

A great place for the family, and also a great set of running trails. Ran a 50K here in the fall of 2015, and the mixture of fields, woods, fire roads, single track was a great combination for the run.

nature trips
1 year ago

Excellent hiking or walking trails. A working dairy farm is on park property and offers an ice cream stand for fresh homemade ice cream. Nice forested and marsh area trails offer great birding opportunities.

1 year ago

Wonderful trails!!

1 year ago

Great brook is great for trail running. We hit the trails every week here. You can be creative and mix them up - never get bored of the same loop.

road biking
1 year ago

A lot of fun for beginner mountain biking!

mountain biking
1 year ago

Took my 5 year old for his first time on trails with his bike. We had a blast. However, there were a lot of people out hiking and not paying attention. so it made it a little tough every so often when someone jumped in front of him.

hiking
4 years ago

Great Brook is one of my favorite places to hike. I have been coming here for more than 25 years. The loop trail indicated on the map gives a good overview of the park but there are also miles of side trails. The park has swamps so make sure to protect yourself against mosquitoes during warm seasons.

If you want to hangout and picnic there is an ice-cream stand (seasonal) and a picnic area close to central parking. The indicated loop is closed to hikers during cross country ski season. The trails are groomed for skiing and prices are affordable.

I snowshoe in another area of the park during the winter.

hiking
4 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

Nice easy wide trails for all ages. Clean and nicely managed. Great for families.Lots of space. This is a farm area that has a great ice cream stand, a farm tour during certain times of the year and wide easy trails for all ages. We saw young children in carriages, dogs, joggers, bikers, and a great area for picnics.

The trails are wide with a handfuls of small rocks and roots. There are areas for horses and canoeing as well. We walked the pine point loop which was very easy and filled with, yes, loads of pine trees. Check out the mass.gov link for more activity info, I just walked the trail.

It is adjacent to a pond named Meadow Pond that has several entry points along the loop. The trail is well marked and maps were available at the restroom area next to the parking lot.

We met a couple of the employees that work there taking care of the park and they were very helpful and friendly. The park is open year round as far as I can tell and they offer cross country skiing when possible. They offer rentals as well.

Nice afternoon, friendly people, had some good ice cream. Planning to go back in the future.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/trails/greatbrook.pdf

$2.00 to park

hiking
6 years ago

Great Brook is better for your long leisurely days, where you aren't looking to pound out anything fierce. The profile lists three miles but the actual availability of trails is something on the order of thirty odd.