Assabet River Rail Trail

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Assabet River Rail Trail is a 10.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Marlborough, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

road biking
2 months ago

Great for the beginners . It’s about 8 miles back and forth . Beautiful view along the trail

road biking
2 months ago

Parking in Marlborough is on Jefferson Street across the street from Kelleher Field. Walk down a small hill to trail. There are at least 12 parking spots.

walking
5 months ago

Diggin' this rail trail! I grew up in Hudson and even got to watch the building of some of this trail. It's great for a long walk, a jog or bike ride. And it's beautifully scenic as it scrolls along the Assabet River and through the ever-growing downtown Hudson area and into Marlborough. Worth the hike, check it out. (Park in Hudson. No parking reported in Marlborough.)

road biking
10 months ago

This trail was a surprise in a good way. It takes you through the bustle of Marlborough and Hudson. The many stops to cross busy roads will slow you down. However, it has many little treasures to make it unique. There is a scenic view overlooking Fort Meadow Reservoir, sections of wooded areas, a tunnel mural, and art along the Hudson section of the trail. I parked on Jefferson Street in Marlborough in the Kelleher parking lot across from Kelleher Field. There are at least eight spots and the trail is RIGHT there. Will definitely explore this trail again.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Short and sweet. Nice elevation gain. Good quick workout on the bicycle.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

nice easy walk. passes a few roads so not always as quiet as I would like. a bit short.

road biking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Decent bike path. Wish it was longer.

trail running
Friday, September 30, 2016

Paved bike path. Be prepared to see a lot of Marlboro & Hudson. I didn't see any parking on the Marlboro side where directions take you, ended up Peking t hospital bed walking 1/4 mile down. Lots of parking on Hudson end on Main St.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great family ride. Easy access through street crossings. Nice paved trail.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

more of a bike trail

walking
Monday, August 31, 2015

I'm not a biker but i thoroughly enjoy running on this trail. It is clean and paved and also marked you can tell how far you've run.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 18, 2014

This is listed as a mountain biking trail, but it is completely paved. A fine trail for cruisers and hybrids, but too slow for road bikes, and there are no mountain biking sections.

road biking
Thursday, August 07, 2014

I only completed the first half of the trail. the pavement was mostly smooth and wide enough for bikers and walkers. there were some beautiful views of lakes in the beginning. Mile 3.5-4 was a bit more in the city. Nice ride

road biking
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hiking
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trail running
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hiking
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walking
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