Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Marblehead Rail-Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marblehead, Massachusetts that offers scenic views 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 but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 160 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Partially paved

Rails trails

Views

Description
Waypoints (0)

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (113)
Photos (62)
Recordings (106)
Completed (97)
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 12, 2020
Hiking
View Dan's Recording
Luis Rodriguez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 8, 2020
Hiking

great trail thru the town

View Luis's Recording
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 7, 2020
Hiking
View Dan's Recording
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 6, 2020
Hiking
View Dan's Recording
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 4, 2020
Hiking
View Dan's Recording
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking
View Dan's Recording
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 31, 2020
Hiking
View Dan's Recording
Katie Ryan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 28, 2020
Hiking

Nice walk but there are little to no signs. We lost the trail multiple times and walked for a long while on the road.

View Katie's Recording
Danny Dugan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 16, 2020
Walking

Rail trail makes for a nice easy walk or run through Lead Mill Conservation Area. Moderately trafficked with walkers, dog walkers, runners, and cyclists. Would highly recommend to someone who is looking for a level walk or run through nice scenery.

View Danny's Recording
Jenny Lane
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 12, 2020

Meh. It was just okay. A regular rail trail

View Jenny's Recording
Stephanie Heil
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 7, 2020
Hiking

Flat Trail, in the back of neighborhoods throughout Marblehead. Was expecting more wooded areas. It more like a walk then a hike. Then we got to a more wooded area but too flooded to continue. But it was still nice and flat and great for a run!

Audrey Sullivan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 1, 2020
HikingMuddy
View Audrey's Recording
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 6, 2020
Hiking

The main trail is great for walking, running, biking. All different surfaces throughout. The loop around Hawthorn Pond is fun, as is Wyman Woods and Harbor Glade where you get some great elevated views of the water.

Steve Bellmont
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 19, 2019
Hiking

Nice, easy trail for all ages. If you want a nice leisurely stroll through woods and neighborhoods, this is perfect for you. At 4.7 miles round trip it might be a little challenging but still doable.

Jessie S
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 1, 2019
Hiking

Rail trail is great for walking, running, or biking. On the Marblehead Conservancy maps at Lead Mills trailhead, what’s labeled The Path is the rail trail. The offshoot trails into Wyman Woods are great for an easy hike with kids (no strollers) or pups on leash. Beautiful water views at spots, weird when trail takes you into neighborhoods, but mostly is wooded or separate from backyards.

Javier Gonzalez
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 10, 2019
Road biking

Definitely not for biking, the paths are full or rocks, mud and bumps, got lost trying to follow the map in the middle of the woods! Maybe okay for regular hiking, but not for biking!

Brian Ciemian
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 14, 2019
HikingOver grown
View Brian's Recording
Beth OGrady
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 6, 2018
Running

Much better as a biking or jogging path than hiking. Flat packed dirt. Busy during peak fitness times. Good option for runners who want a long flat route with minimal road crossings.

Vin Morreale
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 3, 2018
Hiking

The trail itself is nice, though the last portion cuts through neighborhoods, which is weird. The best parts are the side trails through the woods and a swamp walk.

Jeanmarie LaPointe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMay 21, 2018
Hiking

Nice, not very secluded. I like feeling like I’m really in the woods when I hike. Last stretch of the trail was walking through neighborhoods which I really didn’t enjoy.

Tom O'Hare
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 29, 2018

Great trail for walking, running or biking!

Scott Harr
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarDecember 2, 2017
Hiking

Gravel & dirt path. Relatively flat but there was a section that was flooded. No parking at the starting point.

Jackson Tingle
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 23, 2017

If you have kids, this is an absolute blessing in the area. Walked it many times when my oldest was small. They did a great job cleaning the old lead mill up too. Not a rigorous walk, but fantastic for a rail trail.

Chuck Ryan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 17, 2017
Road biking

Awesome. 6 miles of trails from Hobart street Damvers to topsfield before roads get a little more rough

Laura Peña
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 15, 2017

it's a calm hiking, i think that is better in bicycle

Kelly Beer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 26, 2016

Not an exciting walk, however, I think if I would have had more time to explore I could have rated higher. I stayed on the main path but saw many trails leading into the woods. Next time!! Super easy walk!

Anthony Hazlett
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 4, 2016
First to Review

try to bike it three times a week

Verushka Objio
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 13, 2020
Hiking
View Verushka's Recording
Jan Achterhof
Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 11, 2020
Hiking
View Jan's Recording
Dan McGuire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
Hiking
View Dan's Recording
Showing results 1 - 30 of 113