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Battle Road Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Battle Road Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Concord, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.2 miles 314 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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mountain biking

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Battlefield Road is a 3.1 mile trail located near Lincoln, Massachusetts. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for mountain biking.

17 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Love this walk, especially in the fall. It's quite beautiful and I went here for the re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington.

walking
1 month ago

Well maintained, beautiful walk with historic markers along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

It would be nice if there were a few more benches for us older folk.

walking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Very nice historical walk with many interesting landmarks along the way. Great little family outing.

3 months ago

Great stroll with historical value.

road biking
4 months ago

4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Great, easy walk with a ridiculous amount of historical sites along the way. More like a walk through time than a hike, but a fantastic place to go for a walk if you happen to live nearby.

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful NE hike, and of course history:)

11 months ago

Great trail if you love the fall scenery. The path is clear and some of it is paved. The trail is discontinuous though.

walking
1 year ago

For locals, this would be a great place to jog, walk the dog, or stroll with friends. For tourists, it could be a very worthwhile stop in Concord, so long as you understand what to expect. The Battle Road Trail is a flat gravel path tracing the route of the running battle that took place between the Minute Men and the retreating British on April 19, 1775. It's 5 miles linear (10 miles there-and-back) and winds through what today is a mix of farm fields and young woods, with roughly a couple dozen historical markers along the way providing brief narration of who ambushed who at this particular spot, or who lived at the time in the house or site you're looking at. While the walk itself is quite pleasant, and the markers do suffice to give you the bare outlines of the story, some visitors (especially kids) might find all this a bit boring and disappointing on its own, in which case you'd probably do better to focus your visit on one or more of the ranger-guided programs available through the Park's Visitor Center (http://www.nps.gov/mima/planyourvisit/ranger-programs-and-tours.htm). If you're mostly just looking for a good walk with a bit of historical interest thrown in, this trail easily delivers, but if you were hoping for a more engrossing and informative experience, then you'll likely appreciate having an expert on hand to help it come alive for you.

hiking
1 year ago

Great walk to Lexington and back. Concord next week, weather permitting. Well kept up with historical stops along the way.

Great path, easy walk. Fantastic wildlife!

hiking
1 year ago

We walked the 5-mile Battle Road today, starting at the Visitor's Center (off I-95 in Lexington) toward Concord. We are preparing for a longer hike this summer and wanted a nice practice hike. Indeed it is pretty, natural, relatively flat/level, and turns through beautiful old farms, Revolutionary-era homes and roads that once saw the early battles in the fight for this country. The only difficulty was the remaining snow and ice that still covered large portions of the trail. It is early April, though, and we should have remembered our crampons for increased sure-footedness. Also, gloves and warm hats would have helped. A good hike, though, and we will return many times in the future. At the end of the trail near Concord, we decided to walk into town for lunch (another mile), and found a "casual American bistro" Helen's Restaurant, 17 Main St. Great!! So many menu choices and all good, well-presented, and a great end of our hike. This is not a new area for us, but a new way of experiencing it. Often in summers past, we have kayaked on the Concord River, so it was nice to see this area from the ground this time! Altogether, a wonderful day. We recommend it!

trail running
2 years ago

Ran part of this today. I love coming here whenever I am in the area. Wide trail, beautiful, and full of history.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Great mix of nature and history, perfect for a morning or afternoon ride.

hiking
3 years ago

Great history to go along with a great trail.