Looking for a great trail in Douglas State Forest, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 11 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 9 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!

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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
10 days ago

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16 days ago

Great Sunday hike with the family, not overwhelming but you know you were there. Beautiful scenery.

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icy
muddy
21 days ago

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icy
26 days ago

Hiked this portion today 12/26. Parts were icy but with the correct gear, it’s a great time!

Cool trail. There’s lots of old stone walls and foundations of buildings. Lots of rocks on the trail but no scrambling.

Nice November easy going hike. Took time to look at the lake, then wandered onto the trail. Lots of rocks and boulders, swamp areas to view, and much needed peace and quiet. Great starter trail for families.

This is definitely an easy trail, family friendly, and dog friendly. Dogs should be kept on leashes as we met several horseback riders on the trail. The trails are very wide and unblazed. There are road signs at some trail intersections, but not on others It is easy to get messed up without Alltrails gps to help out. The back part of the hike provided some pretty lake scenes. It is a great hike when you have a couple of hours to spend in the woods.

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flooded
muddy
2 months ago

dirt bike w/Andy raining

Easy hike with multiple water views. Looping this trail in a CW direction is easiest; Downhills are steeper, uphills more gradual.

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

I enjoyed this trail today but it is a bit rocky. Especially near the try state marker. There was s one section of the trail if you follow the map in the app that is a mile of walking on the main road (S.W. Main st). Hey there is an alternate path and I would avoid it next time . Overall a nice day hike

great place for hiking

Cool trail to explore,bugs even in early am.

did this loop on Sept 15th. the overall trail system is well marked and relatively easy allowing to gain mileage with little effort. There are a number of interesting historical landmarks along the way so keep your eyes open. We shared the trails that particular day with about 25 horses, a few mtn bikers. this could be a great little winter hike too. by adding in some of the side trails and getting off the main loop we got in about 12 miles in about 4 hours.

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muddy
4 months 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.

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4 months 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.

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4 months 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
4 months 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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