Hopedale Parklands - Red Trail

EASY 37 reviews

Hopedale Parklands - Red Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hopedale, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

A nicely well maintained setting and trails in the small village of Hopedale, MA. The parklands wrap around the scenic Hopedale Pond. Most of the trails are far enough from surrounding homes that you do not feel you are in the boundary of the town. Very quiet and safe. Hours are dawn to dusk. In 1899, the Hopedale town's Park Commission, consisting of Frank J. Dutcher, Charles F. Roper, and George Otis Draper, accepted Manning's proposal for a park of nearly two hundred acres, encompassing the entire shoreline of Hopedale Pond.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Easy trail through the woods!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Awesome nice wide trails with almost no roots or big rocks to trip you up. You could fairly easily push a stroller through here if you wanted to. I parked on Hazel street (free parking) where 5 or 6 cars could easily fit. It looked like there was additional parking off Freedom street, where one side of the blue trail comes out, for another 4 or 5 cars. The blue trail does come out on the road forcing you to follow the pond edge until you link back up with the other end of the trail. I didn't check out the red trail, but the blue is impossible to lose even if it wasn't marked.

5 months ago

singlehandedly the worst trail ive been to yet! Sure the trail is pretty and wide open. But the 'red trail' is barely there and is for advanced hikers which is not specified. Also, there is no parking except for on the side of the road in a 2 hour parking zone. And the 'blue trail' which is the main trail leads you out in the middle of no where. Literally! I dont know Hopedale. Thank God for my alltrails app or I never would've found my SUV!!! Never coming back!

6 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

it's great, alot of short hills and quick turns around the lake

7 months ago

great trail goes around the lake, one larger uphill,

7 months ago

Nice trail, great for kids as well as it is not too difficult. View from bridge is wonderful, stop for a rest and enjoy!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Walked there today and the bridge was open. Red trail is misnamed above. Blue trail goes most of the way around the pond, but you have to walk down towards the large abandoned Draper mill, right past the red historic building and then across the small beach/park to continue counterclockwise around the pond (over 3 miles around). The red trail, when combined with the brown trail makes an alternative on the west side of the pond only. One other tip: if you want to walk the blue trail counterclockwise, stay straight after crossing the stone bridge at the north end of the pond and pass the side trail immediately on the left. Very well marked, maintained and wide trail.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Great little place! Walked along the blue trail. Was hoping to cross back over along the bridge but it was closed that caused quite the detour but still a nice easy trail for a casual hike.

10 months ago

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11 months ago

11 months ago

Prefect for my son and i last Sunday
. Easy

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy walk on fall day.

11 months ago

Great walk. Couple steep hills to get your heart rate up and very pretty