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Ashley Reservoir Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily 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

walking

bird watching

running

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.

recorded Ashley Reservoir Trail

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Good place to get a little walking or jogging distance on a smooth, flat surface. Much of the trail along the shore is wooded, but there are also some very pretty stretches of narrow dikes that cross the water and are therefore out in the open.

hiking
2 months ago

muddy!!

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite trails. It’s an easy walk with plenty of wildlife to enjoy.

hiking
5 months ago

Spectacular foliage. Perfect peak leaf peeking day. Super easy walking trail with lots of photo ops. No dogs allowed! Good for bikes, too. suitable for all levels. When you're done, you can find nearby food and drinks and relax.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy gravel trail. Some sunny and some shady parts. Easy to walk, bikers were out but I didn’t see any dogs. You will need to park at the Elks on Lower Westfield St.

hiking
6 months ago

Gravely but woods off trail

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Plenty of wildlife and shaded areas. Probably the most clean trail I've ever been on, and is very well maintained. Wish it was closer! Park at the Elks.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a perfect walking/ running/ biking trail. Very easy, flat, gravel path that winds around the reservoir. Lots of photo opportunities.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

Easy peasy. Picked up a small amt of trash

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful trail, pretty water, great for picture taking

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 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
10 months ago

nice easy well kept trains along the water

11 months ago

A beautiful easy trail to run.

hiking
Sun Jan 13 2019

Beautiful

Sat Jan 12 2019

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

Tue Dec 25 2018

Beautiful scenery!

Sat Oct 06 2018

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
Mon Sep 17 2018

My favorite place

walking
Mon Sep 10 2018

Nice place to walk and relax you self.

Thu Aug 16 2018

Amazing sight, peaceful and very relaxing .

Sun Jun 17 2018

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

Sun Jun 17 2018

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

road biking
Tue Jun 05 2018

perfect place for a relaxing walk or bike ride ✌

Fri May 04 2018

I love it

Mon Mar 26 2018

hiking
Sun Mar 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
Fri Sep 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.

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