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Danforth Falls Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hudson, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 209 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

Danforth Falls Conservation Area in Hudson MA is a short hike through the woods along Danforth Brook with a small waterfall. The parking lot can accommodate 2 or 3 cars.

hiking
1 day ago

Short hike but there are 5 geocaches in the area which makes it productive. Be sure to spot the beaver lodge at the pond area beyond the top of the waterfall.

hiking
muddy
9 days ago

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Great hiking trail but be aware...even though there’s a clear sign that says no motorized vehicles someone is riding dirt bike past the waterfalls. Didn’t care to stop or slow down while I tried to move while holding my dogs back. He than turned around and proceeded riding past me.

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Great waterfall/view! Its close to the road so its not far either.

walking
1 month ago

At this of year the trail was Wet and difficult to find the loop. The waterfall is nice.

hiking
1 month ago

I have been to this trail a couple times. It’s a nice easy hike. I loved the small water falls. Beauty spot.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed an unexpected warm January day. Hike was really nice.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
6 months ago

Trail overgrown in parts, broken glass on trail, buggy and not much of a water fall this time of year

running
muddy
7 months ago

A little muddy after the storm last night. Saw a baby turtle on the path up by the pond. Overall nice little running loop with a hill thrown in to challenge you a little. Lots of cobwebs - must have been the first out today.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
8 months ago

It was super buggy! It was overgrown in some areas and muddy in some areas, Someone was living on the trail. On the positive side, it was more of a workout than I expected, the hill is steep.

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

muddy
rocky
9 months ago

Stunning views of the rushing waterfalls. Need to walk a bit precariously in order to experience the up close beauty of the river, pond and falls but well worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail. Perfect length for our small pup. Had a noce picnic at the waterfall on a rock. A little muddy in a couple of spots but mostly dry. Really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
9 months ago

If you want a tougher hike up and want to see the little waterfall on your way back, take a left at the fork. No mud at all!

hiking
muddy
11 months ago

Short hike with some steep parts, a stream and small waterfall. Went with my boys ages 12 and 10. Perfect for a quick hike to get a little exercise.

Mon Jan 07 2019

short hike, but reasonably challenging. a few muddy paths, so wear your boots or done be afraid to hike the rocks. be wary of random holes if you take the latter and a dog. GORGEOUS pathways, a true treasure hiding in plain site. met another dog and their human, a pleasant experience in all. tge falls to no river sold out for me. 10/10 would return.

hiking
Sun Jan 06 2019

Great views of the falls and an overlook of Hudson! A real hidden gem.

hiking
Tue Oct 31 2017

An interesting place . The trail to the right brings you to the falls. With the recent rain the falls were flowing nicely. However the trail becomes flooded at the falls .Someone commented that the beavers made a dam. I retraced my steps and took trail to the left . It actually is a pretty legit hike up a small hill . The trail isn’t well marked and I ended up just walking back on that trail. Not a bad spot overall

Sat Aug 26 2017

The trail is no longer a loop. a beaver has made his mark with a dam. part of the trail is now a sream.

Wed Aug 02 2017

Epic fail for such a nice place. Thought could do few miles around the loop and nothing's marked so kept hitting dead end.

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