Henry L. Shattuck Reservation

EASY 6 reviews

Henry L. Shattuck Reservation is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Medfield, Massachusetts that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
219 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

The Shattuck Reservation is the lowland sibling to the higher elevation Noon Hill Reservation. With several opportunities to view the lovely Charles River and walk through colonial era reclaimed pastures, this is a wonderful property. Park in the shared parking area then start to the right and cross over the dam. This loop continues across Causeway Street then down to the river. Making the most of this you can continue to the far northerly portion of the property and walk down to the Charles again via an old dirt road. Then work your way back via the woods or cut it shorter and exit onto Causeway street and return to the parking area.

trail running
4 days ago

This is one of my favorite properties. Parked in the Noon Hill parking area and headed over the dam and around Holt pond to the cut-thru. Crossed Causeway Street and headed straight down to the Charles River (awesome horseshoe bend at this location). The light and views were terrific this morning! Continued clockwise out of the pine forest and thru the maple forest then to the candy cane forest to another river viewing spot. Several options on the return. So sweet!

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

liked it. would eliminate the small loop at end. Not the best marked in that part. Add loop around Holt pond instead.

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

A great trail run today in Shattuck. Parked in the shared area then went straight down to the river. What a great day! Continued down the trail that is shared with the Bay Circuit Trail. Discovered a new way further north to an old road that once crossed the Charles. The road was a bit overgrown but the views were worth it. Looks like you could drop a canoe in there or, more conveniently, on the other side of the river. I continued back through the woods to the park area. A wonderful trek!

trail running
2 months ago