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.

hiking
27 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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!

2 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

trail running
5 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

An easy go-to!

9 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
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Always good

hiking
11 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!

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.

birding
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.

hiking
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.

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