Ashley Reservoir Trail

EASY 59 reviews

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

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

walking
3 months ago

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.

walking
3 months ago

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
4 months ago

great for biking. lots of off the path trails.

5 months ago

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
6 months ago

love this walk!

walking
6 months ago

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
6 months ago

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
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

8 months ago

So pretty and an easy walk

9 months ago

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

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Nice and easy three mile loop.

walking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Beautiful day for a walk with a friend!

trail running
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I'm not sure who is posting the negative reviews, but this trail is great for walking, running, biking etc. Gravel paved path, wide enough to drive a car on. On a summer Tuesday evening there were a hundred or so people on the 3.3 mile trail. Enough that you pretty much saw a few people the whole time, but didn't feel cramped. Beautiful Lake with abundant wildlife. Safe place. Would highly recommend.

Friday, June 10, 2016

definitely beautiful but i probably wont return, the trails are covered in geese poop but they wont allow dogs, the directions took me in the maintenance entrance and everyone looked at me like i was crazy, but there are no signs maps or color coating on the paths so if you keep making the wrong turns you go in circles or end up at different entrances/exits, also the old people here are rude and ruin your vibes and the parking sucks they should just put a lot at the maintenance entrance

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Very beautiful, peaceful and a lot of nature. The lake is a pretty site. I walked in very easy and went about a half mile in and hung my hammock up and jest enjoyed the peace of nature that surrounded me.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I wish they allowed dogs

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Easy light walking trail, no incline, the trail is relatively straight forward, although there are opportunity to explore additional paths

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Very nice level easy walk. Area very clean a real nice afternoon. Definitely will return!

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