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Best trails in Douglas State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Douglas State Forest, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Douglas State Forest ranging from 2.4 to 12.9 miles and from 564 to 856 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Bordering both Connecticut and Rhode Island, this popular 5,907-acre state forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing at Wallum Lake and hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling onmiles of woodland trails. Facilities include two pavilions, boat ramp, swimming beach, picnic area and restrooms. The Midstate Trail, a long-distance hiking trail that extends through central Massachusetts to Mt. Watatic in the north, runs through the forest. Douglas State Forest also includes a rare example of Atlantic White Ceder swampland. A 5-acre portion of this swamp is designated as a Massachusetts Wildland. It is accessible to the public via a boardwalk trail.

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Top trails (13)
#1 - Douglas Forest Wallis Pond Loop Trail
Douglas State Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
#2 - Tri-State Marker
Douglas State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(144)
Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Parking is at Wallum Lake in Douglas State Forest. The hike is on well worn trails and leads to the Tri-State Marker. It also goes through an area that used to be a village of some sort. There are old stone foundations to explore.Show more
#3 - Tri-Point and Midstate Loop
Douglas State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(93)
Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
Moderate / Hard Loop Trail through Douglas State Forest.Show more
#4 - Coffee House Loop
Douglas State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(115)
Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#5 - Midstate Trail through Douglas State Forest
Douglas State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(59)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#6 - Rocky Brook and South New England Railway Loop
Douglas State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(34)
Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
#7 - NS Trail Wallum Lake to Richardson Trail
Douglas State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(11)
Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
Please note that there is a $9 fee to park. Show more
#8 - Midstate Trail: Douglas State Forest to Sutton
Douglas State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(29)
Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
#9 - Ridge-Wallis-Mid State Trail
Douglas State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(28)
Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
#10 - Coffee and Streeter Trail Loop
Douglas State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(22)
Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
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