Keystone Arch Bridges Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

Keystone Arch Bridges Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chester, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Kids and pets friendly, but close supervision is required for both as bridges have no guard rails.

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy hike! Not much elevation change, which means you can save your energy for the swimming holes. The water is crystal clear and perfect to cool you down. Bring a backpack with a couple towels in it and you’ll be set. Gorgeous views if you’re willing to climb down the steep embankments off the main trail down to the water. The trail itself (which is more like a road most of the time) is clear and well maintained. It can get a little muddy here and there, but there’s always a way around. Follow the diamond KAB markers and you’ll stay right on track. I’ll definitely be going back to this one.

camping
1 month ago

We camped out near the third/fourth bridge, on the abandoned line that can now be walked across. it was a good day to go swimming and even in the evening the water was still quite warm. If you are planning to hike so far away from the parking lot, I would recommend bringing the smallest tent you can find. I brought my 4-person Coleman tent, but it got pretty heavy and we had to stop several times to rest. will definitely be picking up a smaller 2-person pop-up tent before making the trek again.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was beautiful and easy to follow as it was well marked. Was slightly disappointed that the arches were mostly obscured from view but the waterfalls were stunning enough to make up for it! Parking area was pretty small, though, only about 3-5 cars depending on how close together people decide to park.

backpacking
4 months ago

One of my all time favorite places to hike in the Hilltowns!! Trail is very well kept and the scenery is absolutely beautiful!! The arches are visible all year long but are most visible in early spring or fall. Mostly flat with some moderate inclines.

10 months ago

One of my favorite hikes this year. Beautiful views, well marked, and quiet trail. The trail head map when you first arrive has some points of interest, I really enjoyed learning about the history along the way.

hiking
10 months ago

beautiful hike along true history

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

love the arches! trail is easy to follow except at the end there is a sign with a map at the beginning, middle and at the fork...if u go left it seemed like a dead end....other than that beautiful, decent parking, river view, woods

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Very cool trail! Beautiful scenery. Can be a little confusing so pay attention to your surroundings. The train tracks are also very busy close by which can be very noisy but over all great location.

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