Explore the most popular views trails in Blackstone River and Canal State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a fun walk, ups & downs are mostly easy, with a few steep exceptions. I skirted the outer edges of the hill on my second trip there, increasing the distance to 3.1 miles.

This is a very nice woodland walk, if you are looking for a mostly easy but sometimes challenging trek. Most of the way is very easy, but there are definitely moderate hill climbs, as well. I plan to revisit this hike regularly.

Awesome trail. Got a bit confused on how to do the loop back over by lookout rock so just worked my way backwards. The view was incredible.

trail running
2 months ago

Really buggy at the very beginning near the pond, but once you get further along on the trail bugs disappeared. Trail was easy to follow and there were very few roots, but it did get tight in the middle and could use having some of the brush trimmed back.

When you get to the parking lot follow the large trail that kind of look like a road. If you take the trail to the right it'll bring you to an area under construction which gets a little confusing to navigate.

Lots of wildlife and beautiful views

A solid 4 hour hike. I did the windy route out and the long straightaway back. Very poor signage, so be sure to have your phone battery charged and your AllTrails map open. The straightaway wasn't crowded at all, but the ten or so people I saw were all on that section. The windy trail was silent and empty. Nothing but nature sounds, and it was grand. I strongly recommend it for people who are trying to recharge in solitude or who seek privacy with their significant others. I barely needed water given the meager altitude. The windy trails are a mountain biker's dream, but they're fun to hike as well. A solid 4 stars for the serenity and the unique views of the old canals and locks that connected Providence to Worcester.

Trail is decent, but in the last 5 years or so the graffiti on lookout rock itself has gotten bad. It also has alot of litter. I'll do the hike, but probably avoid lookout rock.

Nice trail with good views of the river

Monday, January 16, 2017

A nice trail, certainly kid and dog friendly. I was expecting something a little more challenging but still enjoyable. Done in mid-January.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My go to place for mountain biking.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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

Gorgeous path, well maintained, no complaints.

great hike with the family. very buggy in the summertime though.

Nice place well marked trails

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Breath taking

mountain biking
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Love this trail! It's great for mountain biking. It's got a bit of everything. Great views too.

Great place to walk, goat hill is great for mountain biking.

My home away from home, The most peaceful place around.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The portion I visited was the Blackstone Gorge. It is at the end of County St. in Blackstone, MA. This is a small place to hike (1 mile or so), but has great views of the Blackstone River and a kayak launch. It is a peaceful hike and the views are amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBG1n8C3fE0 See link for video ridethrough

Good family trail! In and out trail so it can be as long or as short as needed. Very busy at th visitors center but thinned out a lot as we got further away. Mild terrain with slight elevation climbs. Use 287 oak st uxbridge as a GPS address if u have trouble finding.

Saw a ton of fish and turtles. I saw one so small it would've fit in my palm, one so large I'd need an extra bedroom. Easy walk with a lot to see.

A group of nine of us set out on this 8 mile excursion. There were lots of beautiful views at different elavations. Some trails where more difficult than other but easily achievable by all. It is definitely a LONG hike but totally worth it!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage represents a reclamation of a former industrial site. The first trail takes you along the towpath of the Blackstone Canal, through Plummer Trail, which ends on Church Street. It is especially interesting to see all of the former channels of the canal complex and how they are filling up with water again . . . come back in a few decades and we may see wetland.

The other portion is the King Phillip Trail/Lookout area. It is not connected to the first trail. Instead, it runs from the Quaker Road parking area to the Hartford Street area. I didn't like the idea of simply turning around and backtracking on the main trail to drive to the Hartford Street parking lot, so I did a road hike from the Church Street parking area to the Quaker Road area. I wouldn't recommend it to everybody, especially those with kids, due to the road conditions I found. Also, picking up the trail from Quaker Road is a little confusing.

mountain biking
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