Battle Road Trail

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Battle Road Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Concord, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

9.1 miles
380 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers


historic site

Battlefield Road is a 3.1 mile trail located near Lincoln, Massachusetts. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for mountain biking.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Living just a couple miles away in Lincoln many years ago, my family and I often took advantage of our proximity to Minute Man NHP and the many historical sites. I always enjoyed learning about the Revolutionary War while exploring this beautiful area.

6 months ago

This park has a beautiful easy trail fro running, walking or just nature sightseeing. It's never busy except for the day runners from Harvard or Boston College on the weekends. Today several of the historical homes were open to the public. Beautiful park. Dogs are allowed but please pick up after them. No trash barrels so bring back your trash home take care of our national treasures.

8 months ago

I so enjoyed my historic walk, what a joy to my heart to see and experience this amazing trail.

9 months ago

Beautiful, low humidity, bright blue sky kind of day. Plenty of folks enjoying the day. Saw quite a few nice birds; orioles and scarlet tanagers!

10 months ago

Great place to walk after work especially on a nice night!

mountain biking
11 months ago

great ride for a Wednesday. Not crowded and nice scenery. You can ride 2 or 20 miles if you do some loops.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Excellent trail to walk (wish we had bikes with us!) Very well kept with interesting markers and signs along the trail to read. We visited in October so the leaves were beautiful colors!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I love biking on this trail, especially around the farmer's fields.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Do it once for the historic significance. Noisy because of Air Force base and close proximity to a busy road. Hoping to avoid too much tourist activity, so we choose a week day and off season - but it was busy with local use, a mix of bikes, runners and walkers - seldom a thank you when you moved aside to let bikes & runners pass.
So if you looking for a peaceful hike, this isn't it

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Love this walk, especially in the fall. It's quite beautiful and I went here for the re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Well maintained, beautiful walk with historic markers along the way.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It would be nice if there were a few more benches for us older folk.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Very nice historical walk with many interesting landmarks along the way. Great little family outing.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Great stroll with historical value.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Great, easy walk with a ridiculous amount of historical sites along the way. More like a walk through time than a hike, but a fantastic place to go for a walk if you happen to live nearby.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Beautiful NE hike, and of course history:)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Great trail if you love the fall scenery. The path is clear and some of it is paved. The trail is discontinuous though.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

For locals, this would be a great place to jog, walk the dog, or stroll with friends. For tourists, it could be a very worthwhile stop in Concord, so long as you understand what to expect. The Battle Road Trail is a flat gravel path tracing the route of the running battle that took place between the Minute Men and the retreating British on April 19, 1775. It's 5 miles linear (10 miles there-and-back) and winds through what today is a mix of farm fields and young woods, with roughly a couple dozen historical markers along the way providing brief narration of who ambushed who at this particular spot, or who lived at the time in the house or site you're looking at. While the walk itself is quite pleasant, and the markers do suffice to give you the bare outlines of the story, some visitors (especially kids) might find all this a bit boring and disappointing on its own, in which case you'd probably do better to focus your visit on one or more of the ranger-guided programs available through the Park's Visitor Center ( If you're mostly just looking for a good walk with a bit of historical interest thrown in, this trail easily delivers, but if you were hoping for a more engrossing and informative experience, then you'll likely appreciate having an expert on hand to help it come alive for you.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Great walk to Lexington and back. Concord next week, weather permitting. Well kept up with historical stops along the way.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Great path, easy walk. Fantastic wildlife!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

We walked the 5-mile Battle Road today, starting at the Visitor's Center (off I-95 in Lexington) toward Concord. We are preparing for a longer hike this summer and wanted a nice practice hike. Indeed it is pretty, natural, relatively flat/level, and turns through beautiful old farms, Revolutionary-era homes and roads that once saw the early battles in the fight for this country. The only difficulty was the remaining snow and ice that still covered large portions of the trail. It is early April, though, and we should have remembered our crampons for increased sure-footedness. Also, gloves and warm hats would have helped. A good hike, though, and we will return many times in the future. At the end of the trail near Concord, we decided to walk into town for lunch (another mile), and found a "casual American bistro" Helen's Restaurant, 17 Main St. Great!! So many menu choices and all good, well-presented, and a great end of our hike. This is not a new area for us, but a new way of experiencing it. Often in summers past, we have kayaked on the Concord River, so it was nice to see this area from the ground this time! Altogether, a wonderful day. We recommend it!

trail running
Monday, November 18, 2013

Ran part of this today. I love coming here whenever I am in the area. Wide trail, beautiful, and full of history.

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Great mix of nature and history, perfect for a morning or afternoon ride.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Great history to go along with a great trail.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Great historical trail!!! Awesome place to connect and learn about American history.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Absolutely beautiful trail! We started at Fiske Hill and ended at Meriam's Corner.. Very historical and would highly recommend to others.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Really awesome historical trail. Not hard at all. The trail is well groomed. Little signs along the way tell of some of the historical information about the march from Lexington to concord

Monday, March 07, 2011

This is a great place for new England Scenery and a worthwhile history lesson. One of those places where you can just stand and easily imagine you're back in 1776.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I usually park at the Visitors Center parking lot and walk about 1.5 miles to the Meriam House and back. The route follows 2A and is sometimes right next to the road and other times more in the woods. The path follows the road that the British took on their way to Concord where the "shot heard round the world" took place. There are historical houses along the way, gravesites and a few signs explaining the events of April 19, 1775. The path is well graded and maintained so walking is easy. It is generally flat and probably wheelchair accessible.

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