Ashley Reservoir Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Holyoke, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 59 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Note: The parking area on Westfield Road is currently closed. For more information, please see https://www.holyoke.org/news/ashley-reservoir-update/. Additional parking may be available on Lower Westfield Rd or Whitney Ave to the south.

hiking
no shade
25 days ago

Easy peasy. Picked up a small amt of trash

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful trail, pretty water, great for picture taking

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail today. Peaceful and easy to walk.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy and pretty little walk around the water, mostly gravel. Had to park at the Elk Lodge as the main entrance is blocked off

walking
3 months ago

nice easy well kept trains along the water

3 months ago

A beautiful easy trail to run.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful

Good hiking or biking area,connected large and small loops.

7 months ago

Beautiful scenery!

10 months ago

What a great place to walk. You can customize the length of your walk, from not much more than a mile, to maybe 6 or 8 miles, and not repeat anything. Fantastic sunsets, mostly benign geese, a merganser, and at least one resident beaver couple (they have a lodge off in the bog somewhere, but I’ve seen them out in the lake). Oh, a wild turkey too. Thursday afternoons are busy; there’s a standing 5K run or something that day. Otherwise, not crowded.

walking
11 months ago

My favorite place

walking
11 months ago

Nice place to walk and relax you self.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Amazing sight, peaceful and very relaxing .

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What a peaceful, beautiful place to take a walk. Really enjoy it and will most definitely go again.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Nice place for a walk and not too many bugs and cool to walk in between bodies of water.

road biking
Tuesday, June 05, 2018

perfect place for a relaxing walk or bike ride ✌

Friday, May 04, 2018

I love it

Monday, March 26, 2018

hiking
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Walked the loop with my hiking friend. Such a beautiful area. Quiet, sunny, and wide open. Sparkling water, on all sides. One strip of land laid out on the water as a miniature replica of the key west 7 mile bridge. Such a great place- makes you feel lost from the world.

walking
Friday, September 29, 2017

Love Ashley. Very pretty water views. It feels like you are in the middle of nature, although it is not very remote & easy to get to. You can also take several different paths, so the distance can be changed. When I take the long loop, staying right as you walk in, then along the outer edges & back through the middle, straight, it is approx 4 miles & takes around an hour, walking at a fast pace. It is a mostly flat, gravel path, good for kids and beginners. The geese can be aggressive in the spring w/ their babies, but are generally easy to avoid. Their mess is harder to dodge in the early warm months. It's fun for a bike ride too.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

great for biking. lots of off the path trails.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Quiet, beautiful, relaxing... I go to this reservoir almost everyday... great for a run or bike ride. Love the wilderness and animals surrounding the property.

walking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

love this walk!

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

One of my favorite places in the area... Great for families and all fitness levels. Even when parking lots are full it never feels too crowded.

walking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

This place is absolutely one of my favorite places for a nice walk or run! I love the scenery and the walk is very peaceful. Never does it get "too" crowded ever!

walking
Friday, June 23, 2017

Lovely walk through woods and around reservoir...Canada geese, swallows, Baltimore oriole, red-winged blackbird, cardinals, king fishers, painted turtles...great walk!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

An oasis of beauty & one of my favorite places to run. Choose several distances among the paths that cut across the water.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

So pretty and an easy walk

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Definitely easy but beautiful even at the end of winter. Lots of runners and bikers too. Unique walk around and through the reservoir

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