Looking for a great trail in Douglas State Forest, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, forest trails, walking 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 8 easy trails in Douglas State Forest ranging from 2.4 to 12.9 miles and from 564 to 853 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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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muddy
1 day ago

I had to park at the main gate, which was closed (weekday in mid September), and access this trail via the Spur Trail. Part of the route was underwater for a short way, but easily avoided. Great hike for all levels.

hiking
10 days ago

We parked at Sand Dam Rd entrance. Easy flat walk up to where you turn right to head to the tri-state marker. I would consider from that point on a moderate hike. After the marker we wanted to do a loop, but was forced to turn around because the trail was flooded. Overall a great hike, was pretty buggy and a good workout.

Easy on-street parking. Well marked and maintained, gated enterance. Access path to SNETT rail trail and clear markings from there. Basic rail trail but the beauty of this State forest area is all the side trail combinations to create different loops. You can run it, walk it or bike it. Just keep an eye out for mountain-sized horse poops.

hiking
14 days ago

this trail is a good easy hike not a nature walk. 2 13 year old kids got tired before we even hit the loop and cranky when we got to the peak of the loop. if it had just been the adults the would have been a great hike. there is elevation burnout too bad and part of the trail was under water and we had to walk in the brush on the sides. take the detour that wraps around if its wet. it seemed like the water was there for a while ad there were fronts in them. it took us4 hours complete

Nice hike. Started at the parking lot iff NW Main St and hiked Midstate Trail south, looping back up Ridge Trail, 3.93 miles. As far as elevation gain is concerned, this trail is easy. But much of it is a dried stream bed in summer, strewn with large stable rocks and many loose stones. Those portions require careful footing to prevent stumbling.

Great trail. Took a side trail from the parking lot to the Bad Luck Pond trail. beautiful views of this lake. Back to the Eagle Bridge Trail and up Scmidt Trail to the Midstate to make a nice loop. I will do this hike again. Very easy and secluded.

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blowdown
over grown
21 days ago

Took a side trail off the parking lot and Wallis Pond Loop trail. 3.2 miles. Very nice, easy hike. One place on Red Pine Trail had a blow down obstruction. Wallis Pond Loop has beautiful views of the pond. On a beautiful Saturday morning, I saw three hikers and one mountain biker, not what I would call moderately trafficked. I expected much more horse manure based on other reviews. There was some, but not all that much. Riders use these trails, but it's not excessive.

So I parked my car and walked down SW Main Street to where I was supposed to enter the woods only to find that if there is a path there, it is completely obstructed by old brush and trash. I couldn't get around it, so I backtracked to where I was parked and entered the woods there. Then did a side trail back around to the trunk trail. Nice walk, but there were several trees down in the side trail. Wound up going only 3 miles. It was a nice hike overall, but I will plan a different loop next time.

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rocky
1 month ago

This is a great hike for all skill levels. I don't recommend it for trail running or mountain biking, as much of it is rocky, with some sections that are obviously under water in the spring.

Easy walk through the woods. Dog enjoyed it. Trail was very easy to follow even though it is not marked. We shortened it by cutting off the small loop in the Mine Brook Wildlife Area.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

A friend and I took a short hike coming in from Southwest Main st. and pitched camp for the night at the Douglas Forest Shelter. Perfect night!

For this trail segment, Alltrails doesn't match the official MST map. The MST runs just a bit West of the Alltrails map.

I started my hike at the Midstate Trail parking lot on Route 16. Hike was 4 miles instead of 5.6. Very nice hike, quite secluded. On a Sunday morning I saw only two people. Beautiful views of Wallis Pond and Whitin Reservoir. Trail is mostly flat and easy, with just a couple of long, moderate climbs/descents.

Loved it! Tall pines, easy trails, beautiful water! My Vizslas had a glorious time too! We stayed on trails along the reservoir but will be excited to hike “inland” trails next time!

on Bill Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great area to explore

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bugs
3 months ago

Nice easy trail. Good for family hikes. Trail in great shape

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bugs
3 months ago

Good easy trail. Dry conditions.

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bugs
muddy
washed out
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail

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blowdown
off trail
over grown
4 months ago

I actually got lost at a certain part of the trail. There’s no markers and the trails breaks off a lot. Next thing I know I’m in the middle of the woods. I just followed the map on this app to get back to the trail thankfully. Just so anyone who reads this knows too, it’s recommended to wear bright orange there year round. Even if hunting season is over they are still allowed to hunt there. So make sure you’re wearing a bright vest or something too! Other than that it was a beautiful hike, very fun for my dog and me

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