Explore the most popular trails in Holden Town Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Went for a trail run today. Most of the run was in the shade which was great. It was a very well maintained trail.

Amazing and beautiful hike! I will certainly be back.

My husband and I walk the other part of this rail trail all the time so we thought we would try the second half.. get there and there is a huge sign that says no dogs. I really don’t understand why only this part is not dog friendly.

Great hike, but very hard snow and ice on trail. But still an awesome hike

beautiful trails. went with my husband son amd Mother in law. it was a beautiful day

11 months ago

I have enjoyed every minute of it. The trails is very well maintained and clearly marjed. It is very scenic with multiple rest areas. A busy family friendly trail yet very quiet and can enjoy nature. Multiple smaller trails emerge from the main trail and you can customize your hike to any length or elevation challenge that appeals to you. Highly recommend it and will be back again.

The trail was scenic and well maintained. it's ideal for families, folks who want an easy stroll in the woods, and a non-technical cycle. I trail ran it and would classify it as easy, not moderate. the trail is pretty good to run along with a couple steep bits at the turning point. I think m it'd be a fun trail to cross country ski later in the year.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 01, 2018

What a well maintained scenic trail system. I will be back for sure had a great time!!!

road biking
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Wow, what a beautiful trail! This is a hard packed dirt trail that leads you through lush forest along the Quinapoxet River, with views of the Wachusett Reservoir. If you are looking for quiet and serenity this is the trail. In the areas you don’t see the waters you definitely hear their peaceful flow. The first mile or so is busy with runners and families walking, but the latter portion is very quiet. I would not recommend children on bikes after the first mile and a half, it’s too difficult. The elevation gain in the last two miles is great! Also port-a-potties at both parking lots as well as picnic tables and benches. My ride was just over 8 miles out and back because I was short on time, but there is more trail beyond that.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Beautiful even in the ice and slush. There's even a historical old mill site along the path. Very safe and scenic. 3 miles from parking lot to parking lot.

trail running
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Pretty but very busy with lots of people & after a mile and change there's a large sign that dogs can't go any further so I had to go back and forth in order to get my 5 miles done.

Beautiful trail. Great for photographers.

Nice walk, I would call any trail that involves paved roads and has many strollers on it easy rather than moderate. A lot of mountain biking trails shoot off the main path, but there are signs everywhere that indicate biking isn't allowed on those. There's a series of markers indicating where an old mill was and how it worked on the west side, a number of people fishing on the east. Well maintained, minimal incline or difficulty.

Beautiful views of the river. Great hike if you like to take photographs along the way.

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