Mass Central Rail Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Mass Central Rail Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Holden, Massachusetts that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
662 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

rails trails

river

views

no dogs

road biking
1 month ago

Wow, what a beautiful trail! This is a hard packed dirt trail that leads you through lush forest along the Wachusett Reservoir. If you are looking for quiet and serenity this is the trail. In the areas you don’t see the waters you definitely hear their peaceful flow. The first mile or so is busy with runners and families walking, but the latter portion is very quiet. I would not recommend children on bikes after the first mile and a half, it’s too difficult. The elevation gain in the last two miles is great! Also port-a-potties at both parking lots as well as picnic tables and benches.

hiking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Beautiful even in the ice and slush. There's even a historical old mill site along the path. Very safe and scenic. 3 miles from parking lot to parking lot.

trail running
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Pretty but very busy with lots of people & after a mile and change there's a large sign that dogs can't go any further so I had to go back and forth in order to get my 5 miles done.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Beautiful trail. Great for photographers.

walking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nice walk, I would call any trail that involves paved roads and has many strollers on it easy rather than moderate. A lot of mountain biking trails shoot off the main path, but there are signs everywhere that indicate biking isn't allowed on those. There's a series of markers indicating where an old mill was and how it worked on the west side, a number of people fishing on the east. Well maintained, minimal incline or difficulty.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Beautiful views of the river. Great hike if you like to take photographs along the way.

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road biking
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Thursday, May 30, 2013