Alton's Way, White Cedar, Coleman Cove and Jasmine Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Alton's Way, White Cedar, Coleman Cove and Jasmine Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilbraham, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

This route covers most of the trails at the McDonald Nature Preserve in Wilbraham, MA. The trail is a pleasant, easy trek through open fields and woodland. Great for birding in the spring and fall. Some sections may be muddy at times

hiking
1 month ago

This trail has beautiful open field vistas as well as great woodland walks. It’s also great for snowshoes and cross country skiing. There is a parking lot at both ends so you can hike as much or as little as you want.

hiking
2 months ago

On a hike here on November 1, members of the Wilbraham Hiking Club enjoyed the forests and fields of the McDonald Nature Preserve. In addition to hiking Alton's Way, the Jasmine Trail and the Coleman Cover Trail, this was our first time checking out the White Cedar Trail, which abuts a rare inland white cedar swamp. Other species are beginning to overtake the swamp, but we have heard that a restoration project may be in the works. We try to hike the McDonald Nature preserve least once a season, as it is "all-seasons pretty" , At this time of year, there are quire a few muddy sections, but that does not detract from the enjoyment of the trails.

hiking
2 months ago

This hike is one of the many lovely town trails in Wilbraham. It has rocks and roots in some sections, and is often muddy in other sections. Nevertheless, it is easy walking and hiking past fields and through forested areas, including a unique White Cedar Swamp. On today's trek with the Wilbraham Hiking Club, we found "evidence" of some of the horseback riders who enjoy the trail as well. We also met some folks who were walking their dogs on leashes. It does not have any viewscapes; it is simply a lovely place to take a pleasant trek in the woods!

horseback riding
4 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, September 23, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017