Douglas Forest Wallis Pond Loop Trail

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Douglas Forest Wallis Pond Loop Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Douglas, 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.

5.6 miles
288 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips






wild flowers


2 days ago

Been here only once, did not complete the trail. Where is the best place to park. I found a spot, but did not want to stay there long, there is no street parking is there?

1 month ago

It was a beautiful day and it was easy too.

trail running
4 months ago

So happy with this trail! Good for a hike or trail run. Only wish the trail markers had arrows for easier navigation.

4 months ago

Fantastic. Trail! Great beach.

5 months ago

Easy hike with kids. Wide paths. We saw spring peepers, a wood frog and a gray tree frog.

11 months ago

Great for small hikes with the little kids!

11 months ago

Love this part of Douglas State Forest. Not very busy and the scenery along the trails is refreshing.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Very nice trail!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Beautiful spot, very quiet and off the grid. Hike with my dog for 3 hours and only saw 6 people, 4 horses. I prefer more narrow trails but the scenery and peacefulness made up for the wide, dirt path.

Monday, October 10, 2016

I took the Bill Annese trail, the trail itself was in great shape. The reason I gave 3 stars was the complete lack of signs of any kind once you left the trail head. There's lots of side trails so it's easy to get turned around.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

We ride our horses there often and know most of the trails. Avoid midstate trails if horseback riding as it's the rockiest. Recommend boots for barefoot horses. We usually ride 6-7 mi from Wallis St or South St parking areas. Deer fly season is when to skip it.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

There are so many trails to choose from in The park. What we did was the coffeehouse loop and it was great!

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Great easy snowshoe trail. We did not do the whole trail, just the wide flat parts. Wish the trails had better signage.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful. Easy and a great family day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Great relaxing trail.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Thursday, October 09, 2014

Great trail to hike with your dog. It was pretty easy and the trail was nice and wide. Not a lot of people which was nice, too. Be careful of the horse poo on the outside wider trails. Otherwise, it was a great fall afternoon woodsy walk.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Great trail, easy walking and a great view of Bad Luck Pond

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Just hiked this trail today...absolutely a new hiker and a bilateral amputee this was a perfect start for me :-) highly recommend this for anyone....just watch out for the horse poo though! Enjoy!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Did the coffee house loop trail 2.2 miles. Easy trail lots of work has been completed on the loop. Trail was 8' wide throughout. Nice walk tons of rocks. I saw 3 deer on my trek. I got to the loop from the Airline Trail which is also a nice hike on the easy side and many different opportunities to loop into other trails. At one point I was on the mid state trail too. Mid state and Coffee house loop trails were marked well. Airline trail is obvious trail wide and straight with minor incline really not difficult to get off this trail. Many great hikes in the Douglas state forest.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Did the Coffee House loop this morning with my dog. Suddenly blue dots disappeared and I got a little lost. Ended up walking 6 miles, but it was a perfect day for this!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Early 5am hike on Sunday quick 3 mile hike lots of deer and moose tracks

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Hiked with my dog Sunday morning walked 3 miles in and could still hear road traffic if you want total piece and quiet like I do Upton state forest sounds better

Monday, October 29, 2012

Began our hike on rt 16-trailhead on north side at Webster-Douglas line-sign for ALBEE(?) trail. I had met a couple here the day before who said they found a "ravine" on this trail which sounded interesting because I love me some ledge! Myself, my son and my 12 year old granddaughter started out using a trail map but because I tend to wander off the trail we were off the map also. I suggest bringing colored chalk to mark your way. We found so many awesome ledges and "ravines" I'll need a month to explore them all! We ended up getting turned around and found ourselves coming out of the woods at the top of Rawson Road hours later. Lucky for us my son knew exactly where we were-the big dragon in their yard helped. Footsore and tired we trudged our way a mile and a half back to our truck. I don't know about my son and granddaughter but I'LL BE BACK!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Closed-roads and side trails make for good walking. Could be confusing, as signage is non-existent. Nice woodsy walk.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

there are nice trails in the park,cedar swamp and coffeehouse loop(2.2 miles). also there are trailheads on rt. 16 and southwest main street and the southern new england train trail.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

This was out first hike and it was a blast.

Monday, February 20, 2012

First off, I think Bradford's review is really good. I love this trail. It's a great trail to hike if you haven't been out in a bit; quiet area, nice scenery, not a long hike. Spring/autumn hikers might want to wear something other than sneakers, as parts of the trail can get damp.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

There are a couple of different trails you can walk at the main park. You'll need to park at the boat launch and walk on foot to the beginning of the trails. The Cedar Swamp Trail is short but very nice with a boardwalk going through the swamp for about a quarter of a mile. If you walk straight through the picnic area and stay close to the water line there is a second trail with a boardwalk that begins shortly after you pass through the open field. If you're feeling adventurous there is a long non-loop trail that connects with the blue line, but try to bring a gps or smartphone because its not entirely well marked and it's easy to get on a multi-mile trail without knowing it.

mountain biking
1 month ago

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