Lake Waban path

EASY 7 reviews

Lake Waban path is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wellesley, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles 213 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly





wild flowers


2.5 mile loop around Lake Waban in Wellesley, MA. Start at the Wellesley College parking lot across Rte 16. Cross Rte 16 and enter the College. Stay on paths heading towards the Water. Path leaves Wellesley College for a while, runs through private property, and re-enters the College again. Starting in Rte 16 will give a full 3 mile walk. Very pretty.

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trail running
10 months ago

Beautiful short trail around Lake Waban with varied terrain; some rocks and tree roots but also some flat gravel paths. Very popular and can get crowded; lots of hikers, runners, tourists, and (interestingly) older women wearing pearls and heels. I always park in the Wellesley College Admissions lot.

trail running
11 months ago

Abuts the Wellesley College campus. The trail is partially on Wellesley College land (some is private property, but you are allowed to use the trail as long as you don't stray). Some parts of trail are narrow, which can make running difficult if dog walkers are on the trail. Some parts of trail are also very rooty, which can make running dangerous if lighting is bad. You get great views of the college, of topiary at the swanky Hunnewell property. Can be accessed from the college (there is parking) or by jumping a stone wall on Pond Road. A very popular and nice trail for walking/running.

1 year ago

Very pretty trial. Flat and east