Douglas Forest Wallis Pond Loop Trail

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Douglas Forest Wallis Pond Loop Trail is a 9.0 kilometer 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.

DISTANCE
9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
88 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Great hike with the kids! I pushed a stroller through, which made the hike a bit more challenging, but I needed it to help get my kids through. We'll be back!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Horse shit. Not the trail itself but there’s literally horse shit everywhere. Trail seemed fun but yeah tons of horse shit.

hiking
4 months 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?

5 months ago

It was a beautiful day and it was easy too.

trail running
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Fantastic. Trail! Great beach.

hiking
9 months ago

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

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great for small hikes with the little kids!

hiking
Friday, April 07, 2017

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

snowshoeing
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.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful. Easy and a great family day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Great relaxing trail.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Amazing

hiking
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.

hiking
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 beautiful...as 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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
Monday, December 23, 2013

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

hiking
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

hiking
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!

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2012

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

This was out first hike and it was a blast.

hiking
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.

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