Looking for a great trail in Leominster State Forest, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Leominster State Forest ranging from 1.7 to 11.1 miles and from 679 to 2,001 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Leominster State Forest is a 4,300-acre parcel of forested land, located in the five towns of Westminster, Princeton, Leominster, Fitchburg and Sterling in North Central Massachusetts. The forest is conveniently located off of Rte 2 (exit 28), is an easy drive for local residents, and convenient from the Boston and Worcester communities. Parking is available along Rte. 31 in several areas. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, parking fees are charged in the paved parking lots. The forest offers recreational opportunities year round, ranging from mountain biking and swimming in the summer to cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Nature lovers will enjoy the numerous hiking trails, the prolific mountain laurel bloom in late June, early July and the opportunity to observe all kinds of wildlife.

Finding the trailhead was no problem, and there was plenty of parking. When you first begin the trail is a little overgrown and the markers are hard to spot. We only got about a mile in before turning back due to being covered in ticks and swarmed by black flies and mosquitos. We saw A LOT of overgrown poison ivy running along the creek, trail, and along the road section of this hike which is easily stepped on. We got back to our car and promptly pulled an additional 8ish ticks off of each other's shoes/socks/legs and attempted to get as many off the dog as possible before they stuck in. By now we've pulled 20+ off of her and I'm sure there are more. Do not bring your dog here during this tick season! I would love to come back when the weather is cooler as this is supposed to be a beautiful hike.

Trails are great. Lots of mosquitoes even with bug spray they were still biting.

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rocky
26 days ago

Mountain Laurel was really pretty. Few people but overall quiet trail.

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rocky
26 days ago

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27 days ago

Awful!! Poorly marked. This should have been expert not moderate.

Check yourself for ticks! Went today with my dog and had to take 20-30 ticks off her after the hike. Plus 5 off me! She does take Frontline every month and I used bug spray before my hike. Just be careful!

heywood reservoir. last leg

The trail head area and place to park is under construction. As a female solo hiker with a bunch of construction guys working, I turned around and tried to find another place to go.

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muddy
1 month ago

lots of bugs. smaller trails are overgrown and hard to follow

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Excellent trail with spectacular views at the top of the ledger. Trails are clearly marked. Good mix of uphill, rocky, challenging sections and more moderate forest trails.

Bee good trail .. lot of bikes but plenty of room

I decided to explore somewhere new today! Fantastic trail system. u wish I could have done the whole loop, but I had to get back before the school bus. I will be back!

nice hike with historical value

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3 months ago

at the moment (early April) last season's leaves are making quite a bit of the trail slippery. However because the leaves aren't out yet, there are a lot of good views along the ridge.

Trail is really pretty if you enjoy nature. Would recommend winter hikers bringing crampons just in case! I would do it again to explore more elevation since it was very flat on the trail we took.

6 months ago

great hike in early winter

mountain biking
7 months ago

Good workout on mountain bike. An excellent day walk with reward of quiet pond. Great fall foliage!

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great variety on the loop. Part of it was a little difficult on a mountain bike but still fun.

This property has a lot to offer. Did a nice loop starting at Crow Hill where there are some nice technical climbing routes. Then went over to Ball Hill then down to Wolf Den Hill before returning via the Paradise Pond. Hike, climb, mountain bike, canoe...this place has it all.

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9 months ago

This was a pleasant surprise hike. No heavly traveled, only saw a few people along the way. A lot of side trails off of this to extend if wished. Trails are not well marked except the primary Wolf Trail that starts it. Easy enough to find your way to off shoot loops if using a gps enabled hike app. Will be back to explore more.

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10 months ago

I gotta say, I love this little trail. While it’s mostly a popular spot for rock climbers, I’ve gotten in 2-3 great hikes here, in winter, spring, and fall. The slush and mud in the winter made it a little precarious, due to the steep ledges, but with the right boots, you should do just fine. The fall, predictably, brings the best views here, as you catch the foliage on your way up and down, and also across the valley with a view of Wachusett. Quick, steep, but not strenuous, and lots of spots to have a seat, shoot the breeze, and take in some beautiful sights.

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