Arlington's Great Meadow Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lexington, 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.

Length1.9 miElevation gain59 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyCross-country skiingHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersSnow
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Nancy Felsheim
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This delightful trail circles a large meadow that’s mostly level with a few ups and downs, and surprisingly was not slippery at all. Although there was a lot of snow on the trail, it had been tamped down firmly by plenty of hikers before me. The boardwalks on the lower elevations of the trail were fun to cross. They were one-person wide with thankfully a few “cut-outs” which came in handy for passersby. One drawback is a lack of dedicated parking at the trailhead and no shoulder on the road to pull-off. I had to park on a side street a short distance away.

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Clare Mckay
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Snowshoes would be the way to go today… But beautiful

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Liz D.
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Tried to do a loop but ended up on the Minuteman Bike Path and road to get back to the car. Nice spot though. Would love to go back in a warmer season to check out the flowers and such.

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bill lin
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Ellen Gallagher
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Nice walk in the woods with fun boardwalks. Trail was not always clear or easy to follow.

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Gift Renshaw
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David St. George
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Celia Hung
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Laura DeMarco
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Beautiful and so close to the city. An easy, pleasant loop.

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Greg Vander Rhodes
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Good, sometimes hard to follow the directions in AllTrails

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Tomas Palacios
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Ian Moloney
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Nice walk up around Gerry hill, out on the two islands and back to Medford’s highest point

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Jeffrey Driban
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Fairly easy trail for me and my almost four year old. He got tired near the end but did well overall. Fairly even level. It was very dry when we went but I could see it being very muddy after a rain.

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Michael Gill
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This trail has many tree nubs in the ground from trees being cut. It is very dangerous when you walk. They catch on the tow of sneakers and you can fall easily. Be very careful, I broke my rib.

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rachael cabana
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Phillip Nicholson
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Moritz von Hasselbach
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Kiley Johnson
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Alexander Varelis
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Paul Fox
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The section of trail paralleling Circle Road and Hillcrest Avenue does not exist (and hasn't for a long time, if ever). You'll need to use those two streets (easy, and not unpleasant) instead. There are even posted signs with directions to do so. This is a nice walk in an otherwise relatively dense part of suburbia.

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Jenny Stieglitz
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Great trails and lots of options. Definitely wear good shoes can easily turn an ankle with all the roots and rocks.

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Michael Sullivan
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part of the tail is no longer present had to jump out to the street.

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bruce magoose
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no trails. needed a machete to break thru all the thorns and branches. very disappointing.

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Kirsten Turner
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Loved it there!!!

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Gail Zacharias
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Jennie Rathbun
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Yanyan Shen
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Allen Reitz
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Jennie Rathbun
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