Mount Ward Trail to Summit

EASY 12 reviews

Mount Ward Trail to Summit is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marlborough, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting 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: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 219 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

This hike is one of those urban gems - the chance to feel like you're in deep woods while you're in the center of an urbanized area. Added bonus is the loop to the summit of Mt. Ward, really just a large hill, which gives you some elevation gain for extra exercise, and has a pleasant bench under a curious-looking old maple tree at its summit. This version of the trail starts and ends from a nice little parking area with a trailhead map station. You'll find the trailhead parking on the driveway just to the left of the Alltop Mobile gas station on Rt. 20 (Boston Post Road) across from The Home Depot and Dunkin Donuts.

hiking
snow
4 hours ago

Was a good trail but definitely wish I had snow shoes today. when the snow is 6+ inches like it was today they definitely would have helped.

hiking
bugs
over grown
3 months ago

Fairly overgrown in spots with swarms of gnats. Will revisit during cooler temps

hiking
snow
10 months ago

I did this in the winter when the whole thing was snowy. It was easy enough and pretty in the snow, and it wasn’t hard to keep to the trail. But there really wasn’t much to see but houses so that was kind of a bummer :-(

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike with well marked trails. I shared the trail only with a flock of wild turkeys. There were many fresh deer tracks and the old stone border walls Massachusetts is known for. The summit doesn’t offer much in views, but at the top sits an amazingly big, old Maple tree.

hiking
Mon Apr 30 2018

Nice short easy hike in the woods.

hiking
Sat Jun 24 2017

This hike is one of those urban gems - the chance to feel like you're in deep woods while you're in the center of an urbanized area. Added bonus is the loop to the summit of Mt. Ward, really just a large hill, which gives you some elevation gain for extra exercise, and has a pleasant bench under a curious-looking old maple tree at its summit. This version of the trail starts and ends from a nice little parking area with a trailhead map station. You'll find the trailhead parking on the driveway just to the left of the Alltop Mobile gas station on Rt. 20 (Boston Post Road) across from The Home Depot and Dunkin Donuts.

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

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9 months ago

walking
Sat Sep 29 2018

hiking
Fri Oct 20 2017

hiking
Sat Oct 07 2017