D.A.R. State Forest

MODERATE 5 reviews

D.A.R. State Forest is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Williamsburg, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
941 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

lake

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Great spot! Be careful if your not familiar with the aria tho- there are several private trails and town roads connecting into the state forest and no signs that tell you when your leaving only entering. There's a great trail going to chapel falls reservation that's a great place to swim or rock climb if you want to make a full day of the aria- the dar itself is not all that big.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 18, 2015

I use these trails when I want to get a quick hike in for exercise. I usually go up to the firetower via the Black Bear trail then take the Long Trail along the lake. It's about 4 miles and I often go around twice

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The DAR has many miles of trails beyond the five miler mentioned. some of these are:Black Bear, Porcupine, Long trail, Bobcat,NEMBA ,etc.. Many of these trails are mtb oriented but are used by hikers as well. The difficulty ranges from beginner/intermediate to advanced with many rock features and climbs. I have pieced rides from 12 to 20 miles long here and not done all the trails available. There is a fire tower that has great views of western mass and Greylock mtn. There are camp sites, two beaches two lakes and a handicapped accessible trail as well. The D.A.R. is a great outdoor resource in w. mass. The maps available at the ranger stations are fairly accurate and include all the trails. The park is open year round with xcountry skiing and snomobile activities in the winter