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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

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.

trail running
19 days ago

Now that the park is open I noticed they want $6 or $8 at the gate, a day-use fee. Nobody was manning the station so I just parked (there is a self-service pay station but I was only planning on being there an hour or so). Maybe next time I'll just pay it, they keep the place in pretty good shape. I did a little bushwack on this trek and also noticed they mended the fence so it's more difficult to get into the quarry area. That is private property so suppose I should stay out. A nice loop for sure and the Doggy Memorial, absolutely precious.

hiking
1 month ago

4.25/5 is my review and we only saw a fraction of the park. The staff at the gates were very helpful and the park itself is pristine with clear water and and easy terrain. Living minutes away, this place is a gem.

hiking
1 month ago

Me and my bestfriend did this hike today!!! Loved every second of it. Peaceful, and relaxing! A lot of activities too. People bring their dogs, they jog, there’s people swimming! Very clean, very nice! Would definitely recommend to everyone who you like to walk peacefully.

hiking
2 months ago

Approximately 4 Miles.
Was initially difficult to figure out the yellow trail but eventually was nicely labeled. There was a VERY short spot where you have to walk on the street bridge.
Love the waterfall area.

walking
3 months ago

Tons of dogs not on leashes as required. Lots of dog poop and trash. Would recommend you bring a trash bag and try to clean up.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trek around the reservoir. Made my way over to the quarry which was fun to see. Next time I might try and run around it. It is full of water and looks pretty deep. Went thru the Girl Scout Camp on my way back, no campers yet. A nice property!

4 months ago

Amazing trail been using it my whole life there is a beaver damn on one side by the boat ramp side

7 months ago

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

trail running
7 months ago

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

walking
11 months ago

An easy go-to!

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Always good

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

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!

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Loved it! Very relaxing.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Enjoyed the trail!! Beautiful view

hiking
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

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

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

walking
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!

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Good trail dogs love it.

hiking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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

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