Mount Ward Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Mount Ward Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marlborough, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail loop is just over one mile long. The route takes you to the top of Mount Ward Hill where you'll find a bench underneath a large tree.

1 month ago

Quick hike, nice in the winter!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike but very short, it took me less than 15 minutes to do, not something to plan your day around. The top is really nice and has a massive tree, it looks like something out of Harry Potter. There is a bench by the tree where you can sit and relax at the quiet summit.

hiking
5 months ago

Much better to start at the actual trailhead which is next to the Nissan-Toyota dealership storage lot behind the Alltop gas station on Rt 20 (Boston Post Road). Look for the driveway to the left of the gas station next to the car wash. Trailhead with a nice parking lot is just before the dealership lot on the right.

Starting from there adds just 1/2 mile each way, but gives you a decent place to park, and there's a trail map there that you can photograph with your phone to help. This trail joins the Mount Ward loop at the gas line cut-through (the long straight section in the map here). You turn right at the gas line clearing and then watch carefully for a trail sign pointing left and up Mt. Ward.

Coming back can be a bit confusing. After descending Mt. Ward you'll come back to the gas line cut-through, but at a different point. Follow the gas line until shortly after crossing a little three-log bridge you'll see a trail to the left. That's the trail back to the parking lot that you came in on. Turn left and then immediately you come to a T where you could go either way. it's not marked, but turning right here takes you back to the parking lot

For a full map of my route, see my recording attached to this trail.

6 months ago

Google maps gave bad directions. Dumped on too gas pipeline before finding trail. Trail looks like it was marked for another starting point. Hike was bad.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Easy trail. Well marked. Good for trail running if you want a short quick one. Not too many rocks and roots. just enough to give you a bit of practice on this type of obstacle while trail running. pretty scenic, a bit of a climb up to the top but not too bad of a descent if you do the loop. watch out in the fall after the leaves come down. they're really slippery especially on the downhills!

walking
Saturday, September 21, 2013

This is an easy walk. Family, fishing, and dog friendly BUT the trails are poor the area is more used as an off leash dog swimming area. The area gave me an off feeling and some people had no control of their dogs. I did not let mine off leash. I won't go back.

hiking
Friday, July 13, 2012

Zero Stars. Used the App to find a quick easy trail. Was grown in and covered with poison ivy. Ended up going off trail because the trail wasn't marked. Ended up near a NStar station with a live electrical fence.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 17, 2012