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.