Lancaster Forest Loop Trail

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Lancaster Forest Loop Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lancaster, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

blowdown

bugs

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Great loop, loved running next to the river. Saw a deer as we were coming back around the loop. Only saw two people while we were on the trail (early Sunday morning). Great place for to bring the dogs, too.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great light hike. The pups love walking by the Nashua River.

walking
1 month ago

Overcast Memorial Day weekend walk, our first on this loop. Easy and level walk at 3+ MPH. Just before the rain came. Didn't encounter anybody else. Do a tick check when done. Most of the way around the loop (counterclockwise) encountered open area (sand quarry?) with fragrant piles of yard waste / mulch bags. Lost the trail. You basically have to exit the woods and follow a straight line to the other side and re-enter the woods again. Using the map on the phone with GPS helped but there were footprints in the mud to follow too. Other than this the walk was great.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Lots of ticks in the slightly overgrown areas. Then the trail disappeared into an active quary. Which had dumped yard waste that stunk right where the trail would have crossed. We needed our GPS to find the trail on the other side. But the river part and wooded parts in between were great.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

6 months ago

Great trail along the banks of the Nashua River. Diverse ecosystem...