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.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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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.

1 month ago

Very easy walk for a lazy walker. Great for biking and for the family great for kids to explore. Perfect easy trail for family.

walking
8 months ago

walking
8 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.

hiking
10 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.

walking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

walking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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!

walking
Friday, May 05, 2017

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

mountain biking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

walking
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.

walking
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

walking
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.

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

walking
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.

walking
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.

walking
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.

walking
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 (http://www.nps.gov/mima/planyourvisit/ranger-programs-and-tours.htm). 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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
Friday, March 29, 2013

Great history to go along with a great trail.

hiking
Saturday, December 08, 2012

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

hiking
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.

walking
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

hiking
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.

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