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

Me and my dog loved the place !

Loved it!!

One of my favorites to go on with my 6 year old. She is a trooper, don’t let her age fool you. Last time we saw wild turkeys and a deer mid day. Beautiful views.

Ward Trail is some paved and clear path. On Vetter watch out for he poison ivy and oak. This time of year lots of flying bugs, so a little deet not bad idea

trail running
3 months ago

Great diversity in trail difficulty/terrain and some nice views of Boston skyline make this an ideal trail running or hiking location. When I ran out to the marsh/bog section there were at least 4 snakes slithering about on the boards, which was pretty cool.

Easy and well marked trails with long hilltop views and peaceful woods filled with miles of old farmers walls.

all trails directions took us to a private business parking lot. had to use a different entrance. $5.00 parking fee. pretty pond at the end of a boardwalk through a big at the nature trail.

Great views, great hike, loved it only thing is the signs are a little confusing we slightly got lost on the way back, good thing is it all eventually goes to the same place.. I strongly recommend this trail

This is one of my favorite places to trail walk. Theres a lot of little streams in spring and many places to explore around the reservation. One of the coolest things to do is to check out the fire tower and solar dial at the top of the hill.

I love this trail. Like others have said, there are some trees that are down, but nothing you can't go over. The trails are marked and easy to follow. Nice scenic views . There are 2 chairs located at Elephant's Rock. It was a nice surprise after some incline. There is a $5 parking fee that you pay with a card.

Beautiful trail. Well marked and easy to follow. There were less than a handful of downed trees in the path but they are very easy to step over. They are doing a great job clearing them away.

Versatile place to walk/hike. Lovely views on top of the hill. The bog boardwalk was fun to explore. $5 parking fee, pay by card.

Great views from Boston hill if you take the red trail! I think technically the red trail is slightly over 3 miles. Doing the loop as advertised here incorporates parts of the blue trail too, but the whole area is very well marked with signs and maps any time the trails split so it’s not too difficult to know where you are. I would classify this more as easy than moderate, but still, a very nice hike. Trails are well maintained and very wide. Great for dogs!

Great hike. Did the red trail with my 10 year old daughter. As advertised, moderate hike, great mix of terrain and things to see.

Beautiful place

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Be prepared to pay a parking fee

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

this place is a hidden gem. trails are very well marked.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Well marked trail and easy to follow. $5 parking.

Nice place with your children's

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It was a wonderful walk and nice place

anyone in reasonably good health without physical impairment can handle this. trails are well maintained and marked. Boston Hill has a meadow at the top which provides a panoramic view of the area. It is also a good place for bird watching. I saw several bluebirds and hummingbirds as well as the more common species. with the exception of the initial climb on the ward Hill trail,there are no continuous uphill sections. The remains of wagon roads bordered by stone walls show this was once farmland. Llittle to none noise from traffic on most of the trail. great place to take pre-teens who are unfamiliar with hiking.

We did the yellow trail because we where short on time. Will definitely be back to hike the red and blue trail.

Good for families

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great local family hiking spot. Low degree of difficulty & nice woodsy scenery w/ off main trail spots to hike as well. Enjoyed this one!

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Lovely area, especially the view from elephant rock. Muddy in some places. Fairly well marked and easy to follow. Did not like the Boston Hill section much. Took about 2 hrs including 10 minutes rest at the top.

Nice trail. Can be buggy in summer. I was able to see the Boston Skyline - Hike all the way to Elephant rock :)

Nice little trail to take your family along if you don't want to "work" the trail too much and too long. Good for a quick afternoon walk.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Just a touch muddy, but well worth it

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A really great hike. The only reason I had to deduct a star is because of not only the noisy section next to the industrial area, but the old cables/power lines that were laying all over the side of the hill leading up to Boston Hill and the junkyard-style spot in the same area with rusted out car shells and old metal, etc. The graffitied guard shack-looking thing and the giant busted concrete slab thing next to it. For such a nice area, this is kind of a stain. Outside of this area, the hike was perfect. Would definitely go again, I would just avoid this section of the hike.

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