Kettlehole Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length3.5 miElevation gain301 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewswild-flowersHistoric site
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Janusz Juda
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Well packed

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Jeffrey Schriesheim
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Hannah Goehner
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We really like this trails and have used it numerous times. The trails that go beyond the kettlehole area are nice to add on once in awhile.

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Kristin Neprud
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Trevor MacDonald
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Marcia Lagerwey
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Great!

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Danielle DeMarco
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Nature trips

Beautiful trail ! Last storm hid the trail with brush but still pretty. Saw some horses on their farm!

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Marci Cemenska
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HikingGreat!

Nice trail. Pretty flat. Parking at the trail head. Lots of various trails here so I kept an eye on my AllTrails GPS. Basically nice walk in the woods.

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Nancy Felsheim
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I don’t think a wooded area can get any nicer than the trails at Mt. Misery. The trails are wide and easy to travel. There’s very little underbrush which gives a light, airy feeling to the woods. No bugs either. Do walk out to the point on the Sudbury River at the beginning of the hike. You’re at ground level with the River and can wade in if so inclined. Granted the mapped route is nice, but I modified the Mt. Misery section a bit by returning on trails that were near the two ponds alongside Rte 117. This excursion was worth every minute as the ponds were lovely. I also crossed the highway to walk a short distance on Mass Audubon land for a few beautiful views of Farrar Pond.

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Jackie User
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I would recommend this trail for families who want a flat trail to follow. It is a really pretty trail and it is dog friendly but you have to keep them on a leash. towards the middle of the trail there is a conservation farming land and you can also walk that and it adds about another mile but it's really pretty overall.

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D Nahh
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Not my favorite in the area. There’s a lot of houses, looking into backyards and such. It was really over crowded too. Noise pollution from construction. Def not the nature submersion I was looking for.

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Brian Davidson
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Easy walk. Trails are well defined. I suggest you make a detour and stroll by the farm.

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Kat Xiuhcoatl
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Bugs, Bikes, Horses, Families, Kids, Snakes etc. They all out here.

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Jaclyn Higgins
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Very busy on a Sunday. Trail was tight in spots which made it difficult to maintain 6ft during social distancing. Otherwise trail conditions were good. Well marked and easy to follow the path.

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Deanna P
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Pat MacHugh
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The hike was moderate and very pretty.

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XiaoLan Zheng
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I would recommend this trail for any moderate hiking including running, dog walking. it's well kept, with soft pine needles soften your landing. it's well marked, easy to follow, you are able to see the kettlehole and the river along the way and if you keep going, you get to see the Walden pond!

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Mary Blair
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One of my favorite trails. If you have the time and want extend hike to 5 miles, try taking the in and out trail to the stone boathouse. It's worth seeing!

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Pavel Hanc
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An easy enough hike through a pleasant area. We combined it with Mount Misery and continued on to the Walden Pond and hiked back to Lincoln through Pine Hill and Woods End. Saw a Pileated Woodpecker.

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Ryan Delena
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Fun trail with a lot to see, when you walk through the Mount Misery area you’ll notice how open the forest is, especially for southern New England. I would recommend taking a little excursion to the top of Mount Misery rather than around it. There’s an old cabin foundation on top with unknown history. Later on you’ll pass deep glacial kettle holes with wetlands at the bottom and you’ll see the Sudbury River. When I went there were a bunch of dogs playing in the water. This might be a good hike to bring your pets on. The loop portion of the trail is fairly uneventful. If you want a big hike you can continue on past where this map tells you to turn around, and loop around Walden Pond. This would add a few more miles to your trip.

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Eric Tabone
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Easy to access from S. Great Rd, nice wide trail. A little effort upfront, then it's mostly flat - I'd probably say it's closer to 'easy' than 'moderate'. Markings were disappointing though. From the S. Great Rd. starting point, I didn't see a welcome board or maps anywhere, so I just winged it, choosing the red markers over the yellow, having no clue. Ultimately, I crossed the big farm - which is an awesome break - but just turned around from there.

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Anne DeCourcey
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The kids liked it. We enjoyed the woods and kettle holes when away from the noise of rt 117. A very brief overlook of the Sudbury River so the name of the hike is a little misleading. Every other person we saw was also with a dog (some on leash, some not). Trails were adequately marked with colors and names. We used the map on this app to choose our path and found our way easily. Paths were obvious and apart from one short stretch were dry and passable. Mosquitos were out. Parking rotated quickly.

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R Walsh
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Varied from forest to field and crossing several roads with some hills. Poorly marked trails

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Lambert Givens Jr
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Awesome

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Leah Sussman
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Rashi Bhat
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Nicholas Carson
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Diana Hwang
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Sarah Cooleybeck
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