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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

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

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rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
14 days ago

This is a nice, paved bike and walking path. I’m in town for a conference and was looking for a place to walk that was safe and easy to navigate. This trail checked both boxes. I didn’t see parking at the entrance on Highland St. in Marlborough. But on the walk back I noticed a gravel parking lot near the entrance that’s on Jefferson? It’s across from a baseball field but I’d guess you can park there to access the trail as well.

hiking
20 days ago

I take my dog walking on the rail trail every day! It’s clean and you can walk as long or as little as you like. Every time I walk people smile and say hello as they walk by. But it’s never over-crowded.

2 months ago

Perfect trail for the not so good inline skaters. Although I would recommend finishing at Marlborough instead of starting there. As it is mostly downhill from there. PS: All trails, please add any type of skating to your system.

10 months ago

Decent rail trail. A bit short for biking. Better suited for walking/running. No bathrooms at either trail head. There is a johnny on the spot in a parking lot in downtown Hudson. Otherwise you need to invade one of the businesses along the trail. Multiple street crossings. But they all have pedestrian activated lights and drivers are respectful and stop.

trail running
11 months ago

Perfect jogging route if you prefer a paved path. Very gentle inclines. Very well maintained. Not at all crowded on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. There are benches and fences at intervals that are handy for stretching. Road crossings have signals that give crossers the right of way. I parked in the municipal lot on Jefferson St. behind Kelleher Field.

road biking
Monday, June 11, 2018

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

road biking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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.

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