Best Trails in Massachusetts

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on Blue Heron Trail
13 hours ago

Easy trail with lots of mountain bikers.

on Mount Watatic and Nutting...
1 day ago

hiking

Our five year old hiked the steepest part and earned ice cream as a reward. It was the most beautiful view ever.

on Brookline Reservoir
1 day ago

Beautiful walking

on Fairhaven Trail
1 day ago

hiking

We did make it around the 4.1 miles, but found it difficult to find the right trails because they were marked very poorly. At one point, the trail marker we were following was replaced by a different color one, making it seem like we took a wrong turn. This ended up sending us about .7 miles out of our way. Other than that it was a good hike, with nice views of the Sudbury River and the Fairhaven Bay. We crossed the commuter rail and had a picnic on Walden Pond. Easy to find the parking area using the description on this website.

on Wachusett Mountain Lookou...
1 day ago

Beautiful trial! !!

on Purgatory Chasm Trail
2 days ago

I love this place! I wish I lived closer! I have only been 3 times.
Once in college with some friends (1996). We had fun going through the chasm and just walking through the woods.
My second time was on a date (Spring 2015). We walked, talked and afterward went to an early dinner. We wore flip flops, (not a first date!) so we didn't do the chasm. But the trails were great!
My most recent was Fall 2015 with my daughter and our dog. We walked several trails. We didn't do the chasm because we had Iggy; but we did several trails. We had a great time! There are several trails that go up so you can see into the chasm. The map marks the difficulty well and you can chose your own difficulty. :)
We enjoyed a variety of easy to intermediate trails.
There are always people on these trails and it is always a great time.

on Borderland State Park Tra...
2 days ago

I went this summer with my daughter (15) and our dog (Iggy). This is a nice trail with a stream, woods, open fields and a short walk along a rarely (no houses) traveled road. We would do this again.

on Blackstone River and Cana...
2 days ago

walking

Well maintained, nice views! Saw many turtles and even a few fish. Looking forward to going back to cover more distance.

on Purgatory Chasm Trail
2 days ago

hiking

Great park and very kid friendly. Lots of rocks for kids to climb on, but also easy flatter paths to take as well. Lots of picnic tables spread over the area so definitely pack a lunch. Nice play ground for the kids as well.

on Hamlen Woods
3 days ago

Hamlen woods is a mix of SVT-maintained trails and private trails owned by the beautiful Mainstone Farm. There are many loops that can be run from 2,3, and 4 miles in length, however there are currently no maps that show all of the trails. You just have to get to know the place. (I've been running there with my dog for 2 years). The setting is peaceful, timeless, and desolate.

on Mount Greylock State Rese...
3 days ago

hiking

We used Rockwell Rd. Parking Area as our starting point and followed the Hopper Trail North until it met with Rockwell Road again on one of the many sharp turns. We crossed the road and followed the Appalachian Trail South to Jones Nose and the CCC Dynamite trail. back to the trail head on Rockwell Road. We chose to bypass Greylock Summit as we had hiked there the day before. Doing the trail this direction put the moderate climb at the front of the hike and the easier downhill part at the end of the hike. This easy hike offered very little in the way of Scenic Overlooks. It was a good follow up to the hard hike done the day before but offered little more than some exercise. If we had done the hike counterclockwise than the stretch of trail between Jones Nose and the AT would have been a real workout.

on Bellows Pipe Loop Trail
3 days ago

hiking

My grandson & I started this hike at the Notch Road Parking area. The trails are well worn so are somewhat easy to follow. It is a difficult trail as advertised. Starting at an easy uphill slope and getting increasingly steeper.The final assent to Mount Greylock summit very steep. But the Summit views made it all worth it. It offers views of Adams & North Adams, Looking distant, you can see Mountains in New York as well as in Vermont. The tower at the top was surrounded with scaffolding and was being redone. Update on previous comments about burned out floor in Bellows Pipe Leanto: The floor is repaired now but the roof is missing a lot of shingles. We returned to the parking lot by heading North on the Appalachian Trail until it connected to Bernard Farm trail. Although the AT was very rocky and steep, the going was mostly downhill so made the hike easier. We did take in a quick trip to Mount Williams summit. After the view on Greylock, the view on Mt. Williams is hardly worth the side trip. Despite the well worn trails and pretty good signage, we did miss the turnoff to Bellows Pipe on Ragged Mountain. A few more blazes here and there on the trail would be helpful. All in all, it was a tiring but gratifying day of hiking.