Needham Town Forest Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Needham Town Forest Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Needham, MA that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

3.4 miles 144 feet Loop


mountain biking

trail running



1 month ago


Super convenient as it is across the street from my house. Great local spot for a walk.

It is not somewhere you go to be alone with nature, can hear cars and see homes on the trails which largely hug the periphery of the forest.

3 months ago

mountain biking

This is a great place to ride if you love organic riding.. lots of root and rock gardens... everywhere!! Fun for all skill levels but most terrain is better suited for intermediate (or better) skill level riders. I enjoy riding here because it's a constant technical challenge but I do wish there were longer/more downhill runs in the network of trails...

7 months ago


4 years ago


Needham Town Forest is a small gem, hemmed in my suburban Needham. At 200 acres, this is not a huge place. However, there are many bike trails that were added by NEMBA. High Rock is very fun to climb. It is not huge, but it is easy to climb without a top rope or any other gear. The park has somewhat of a caretaker, a retired design engineer from Boston who has placed tiny birdhouses on trees with color coded roofs to denote the trail. He has also created "Martini Junction" which is a beautiful area with a bench, bird feeders, and a complete train set. Out in the middle of the woods! The attention to detail is phenominal.

Nothing terribly difficult from a terrain perspective but lots of rock faces to climb on. If you are looking for a new place to hike, this is a great one.