Great HIll Conservation Area

EASY 14 reviews

Great HIll Conservation Area is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Acton, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

rocky

5 months ago

Nice, easy 1.8 mile hike.

walking
5 months ago

Good place to bring your dog -- to hike, play, or swim. I've found that out of all the local "dog parks" (read: unofficial), this one attracts the most respectful & responsible dog owners. If there are no buddies for your pup, there are some good trails (loops of varying lengths) to do instead.

People do bring small children with them when there are dogs playing, so just be aware of that nonsense.

hiking
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Good trail. Parking is at South Acton Fire Station. Various trails marked by painted patches on trees. The yellow trail is the biggest loop, taking you along the perimeter of the whole area.

Very dog friendly and off leash is allowed. Not a place to go if you don't want to be approached by random by other dogs. Also, the field behind the fire station is used as a dog park almost 24/7, but especially on Sunday morning.

Regarding the dog park, try not to bring aggressive or protective dogs on Sundays. It may be overwhelming. However people are generally accepting if you're trying to socialize your dog and will usually let them "work things out." Still, be sure to be nearby in case things escalate.

3 Stars for a solid, easy hike, accurate trail maps and dog friendlyness, but no great views or scenery.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

9 months ago

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 21, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

trail running
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

hiking
Sunday, November 23, 2014