nature trips



trail running


Covering 1,027 acres in Foxboro and Wrentham, F. Gilbert Hills is a "passive use" pine and oak forest. There are 23 miles of trails for various uses, looping through the forest. One of these leads to the Warner Trail, a long-distance hiking trail that travels through Norfolk County on its way to Rhode Island. Mountain Biking is a widely popular activity and there are also trails for ORVs and horseback riding. The forest is named for a dedicated State Forester and park employee. In the 1930s he produced a series of outstanding illustrative maps of many of the Department's properties in existence at the time. Franklin and Wrentham State Forests are minimally developed properties that offer numerous intersecting trails and dirt roads. Trails are open for hiking, mountain biking and off highway vehicles (not ATVs). For information call F. Gilbert Hills.

Great trails for biking and hiking , very friendly people there definitely coming back for more

too many off leash dogs. dogs are supposed to be on leash. the description here says dogs are welcome on trails but does not say they need to be on leash.

Parked at the High Rock parking area and then headed east on the High Rock Road trail. Continued on Messenger then cut into the single track trail and headed south. Wow, impressive property for sure, nice collection of erratics. Found my way over to the Megley Trail then worked my way north back to the AT&T towers and parking lot. I'm coming back!

Love to walk with my dog!

wont let me select 1 star. dangerous park. no one enforces leash law. be careful women have been threatened and assaulted at this park.

Plenty of trails in here
Shelby gives it four paws

Went here to walk off a hangover. Well maintained trails and good fall scenery. Would have been 4 stars but I witnessed a man passionately finger banging a woman in the trail so: 5 stars.

First time there! Loved it. Trails are marked in various colors there is a small piece of paper on the bulletin bored near the picnic area at the ranger station. Otherwise it isn't clear what the trails because they don't follow map.

6 months ago

beautiful saturday morning hike. It was quiet anf peaceful. There were several cars in the parking lot but I didnt see anyone on my hike. the trails are clean and well maintained. excellant easy morning hike with my dog.

Beautiful , very quiet saw only handful of people

this gets a 3 star because i got lost trails poorly marked watch out easily able to get twist turned and lost but i love trails and being in nature even if i do get lost

Good picnic area for a barbecue; the trail that follows the lake is very nice!

Trails incredibly well marked and not buggy at all. Beautiful hike and would be great for beginner hikers and families.

great hiking trail! We ventured off on some of the biking trails for a little more of a challenging hike

We did a random exploration through the state forest that contains many trails for all ages. Dog and mountain bike friendly.

11 months ago

I like to just get lost in this place. Can be a bit hilly.

Really nice wide wooded trails. Easy to navigate.

a favorite place, many Indian rock sites, the land speaks of them still

trail running
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Really easy trail with several branch-offs if you want to keep it interesting. perfect for a run, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

Monday, December 19, 2016

it was very wet and snow going to go back when things dry out seem like a very good trail

Awesome fall hike Did a 5.5 mile loop ending at Sunset Lake with a glass of wine (or a bottle)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Nice place to walk several trail options ... Lots of different types of trails all are dirt we went on the pine hill trail a lot of uphill then on the Tupelo trail to granite street and back about 1.5 miles

I love it! have gone multiple times my boyfriend, his daughter,(7) my nephew, and my self just happened to come upon it when trying to find a lake to swim at.

mountain biking
Monday, June 27, 2016

I did this ride back in 2008 and I absolutely loved it and the single track rock trail was insane.
Trails for all levels

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice variety of trails for mountain biking

off road driving
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Great place to ride dirt bikes but rocky but I like the rocks

A great place for a hike with or without a dog. A few different trails. And we did see a few mountain bikers as well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

nice place to hike with the kids. have only hiked the main loop but I would really like to go with a mountain bike. lots or people were riding there when we went.

Great spot for walking the dog.

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