nature trips



trail running


3 months ago

Well-marked trail. Not much to look at but an easy walk in the woods.

Nicely defined trails with a few uncleared portions from winter blow-downs. Took a wider loop back to the car (past the Nobscot camp) with a couple of clear views of the Boston skyline. Not too much mud for this time of year. Great little hike.

only had an hour - quick walk in woods to Tippling Rock and back - nice view, nice trails, lady slippers along the way

A good well maintained loop for a short hike. Not the best if you’re looking for views, but still worth doing. If you want a longer hike with more to see, check out Tippling Rock as well. It adds a few miles but it’s worth it.

Definitely one of the better loops at Nobscot, the trails are well maintained and well marked. The loop includes the two best features in the reservation; Tippling Rock and Nobscot Hill. Tippling Rock is an open ledge with views all the way to Boston, Nobscot Hill has no views but adds a bit more challenge to the loop. Definitely bring bug spray if you are going in the near future.

Been hiking here 30 years now and pretty much know the forest. I would suggest a map though. There are lots of lefts of rights so you really have to pay attention. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn’t for that. Great vistas like Tippling Rock and fire tower cliff offer views of Boston. There’s a bit of history in those woods also including a Small Pox Cemetery.
Depending on the trails you choose some have challenging hills, but others offer a simple stroll with small cabins and flowing streams throughout the woods. Dogs must be leashed if you bring your furry friend. Enjoy !!!

great Trails, nice hills and a view at tipling rock, dog friendly but on leash.

Friday, September 01, 2017

pretty nice trail! There is a lot to see if you like nature! From birds, different types of trees, flowers.ferns. There are many trails to take. I brought my little dog with me and we had a blast. There are signs posted along the trails no horses allowed. Lol Dogs on leash are welcome!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pretty boring and not very scenic

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Great spot for a short day hike. Tippling Rock has awesome views and on a good day you can see Boston. Hiking to the cell towers in addition to this makes for a good day. There are many trails here and you can easily come back and mix things up without worrying about venturing to far into the unknown. Nobscott is also a great spot for snow shoeing and I was even able to bag a fun downhill ski line on the steep slopes below the towers this winter.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The view from Tippling Rock is worth it, and Ford's Folly (south of Brimstone Lane) is fun to see.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Well marked and varied terrain. Lots of dogs and some bikes.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Nice walk with kids.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Great trails to do with kids, we love it!

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Tipping Rock was awesome. I loved the landscape. It was an easy trail for the kids.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

great local hike with views of Boston to the east, Mt. Wachusett's to the west....

Friday, May 02, 2014

Tippling Rock is a large Granite Boulder. It was split by my Grandfather. He did it using a 'star drill bit'. A star drill is a piece of steel about 14" long. At one end it is shaped into a cross and each of the edges of the cross are sharpened into a chisel shape. You place the cross on the rock and pound on it with a hammer, turning it back and forth as you go. If you have an assistant you have them pour water into the hold to flush out the bits of rock. The process drills a hole the width of the cross into the rock. He then poured water into each of the holes he had made and then pounded pegs into the holes. The water pressure built up inside the holes as the pegs were forced into them splitting the boulder.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I like the trail alot. It's not that hard to follow the trail just look for the single white markers. Double markers indicate a junction! It's a great hike from the Tippling Rock parking lot to Nobscott Hill. Walk it at a quick pace and you'll get a good workout! No GPS needed, just follow the markers and the trail. I've walked it multiple times and enjoyed it lots.

28 days ago

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