Ashland Reservoir Trail

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Ashland Reservoir Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ashland, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.2 miles
95 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

paddle sports

trail running







Ashland Reservoir is located near Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The trail is primarily used for canoeing and is accessible from April until October. A trail network exists that encircles the lake. Dogs are welcome on the trails.

2 months ago

beautiful Trails, very dog friendly off leash, great clean water.

trail running
3 months ago

A really nice loop. There is a beaver in there somewhere but couldn't find his home.

6 months ago

An easy go-to!

6 months ago

It's a nice place to walk, lots of dogs and nice people. It takes me about an hour to walk it.

6 months ago

Good loop for cardio, light local hiking through wooded well maintained trail.

7 months ago

A wonderful trail for a day hike. Sticks by a beautiful lake the whole way

7 months ago

Always good

8 months ago

What an amazing place! It felt more like a giant dog park than a hiking trail. My dogs couldn't get enough of the other dogs and all the swimming spots!

10 months ago

go on a weekday, awesome hike. dog loves it. opportunities for humans and pups to swim. great for off leash dogs. beware of coyotes

Loved it! Very relaxing.

11 months ago

Enjoyed the trail!! Beautiful view

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I love this trail! Have done it a couple times!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

nice relaxing walk, beautiful view from the aquiduct. dogs. kids. some tables here and there. many main road entrences so you can start anywhere

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Beautiful views of the lake the entire hike, many nice places to stop and swim.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Easy hike, some parts are runable. Small free parking lot on the spring street side with a boat launch. Nice little kayak reservoir. People tend to have their dogs off leash except on the beach.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

There is a lot of roots around the lake!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Good trail dogs love it.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Nice loop around the lake. Pretty and nice on a sunny day. Worn trails show lots of roots. Too many dogs off leash and there are signs saying dogs need to be on a leash. Witnessed an ugly confrontation between a lady, her loose dog, and a runner. Another lady had nine dogs off leashes and had a baby in a carrier. One of her dogs thankfully had a full muzzle on. Not a good combination...babies, dogs, and runners.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

nice trail but the markings weren't the best. too often we ended up off trail for a little bit. few downed trees and flooding on trail. nice and shady and while plenty of bugs we never got bit.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Such a beautiful park! If you have a dog you have to visit! Super super dog friendly, almost everyone has dogs off leash and in the water. My dog had a great time!

Monday, May 09, 2016

rooty but great in off season

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Dogs galore, so my dog was in heaven. Love this place

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

nice place to hike but be on the lookout for dog poop. lots of dogs use the trails.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Love this trail. I go often with my dad and we have picnics by the lake. Great year round.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Love this trail, used to picnic on the dam with my Grandmother when I was little. Spent many summers at Camp Winnetaska. Beautiful area, well maintained trails.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Beautiful walk with the dog. Walked through old girl scout camp where we stayed years ago. Fall foliage was perfect. Some great pictures too. Not difficult at all, only difficulty is that people don't keep their dogs on the leash.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Two women, ages 61 & 66, hiked the loop on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The trees were pretty, the sun was shining and the weather was crisp. Perfect day for a hike. Every person and dog we encountered was friendly. This is an easy hike because the terrain is mostly level and it's not easy to get lost because the trail follows the water's edge. There are many places to stop and enjoy a snack, lunch or to just soak up the scenery. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Beautiful hike around the reservoir. Less traveled on the east side of the reservoir. More people and dogs on the west side of the loop. Under control unleashed dogs are met with a warm welcome from other hikers and property owners bordering the state land. Should be stunning in the fall once the leaves change. Will be back. My tracker measured 4.75 but I went off the trails to investigate things like the beaver dam. (Photo of that included.)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

It was great - a couple areas where beavers had brought down trees across trail but otherwise a good walk.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beautiful day quiet and fun!

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