Nobscot Reservation - Tippling Rock & Fords Folly

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Nobscot Reservation - Tippling Rock & Fords Folly is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Sudbury, Massachusetts and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

For most of the trail you will be following the Bay Circuit Trail - Section 8. From parking lot follow salamander trail until BCT junction. Continue straight entering BSA reservation. Follow ridge and bear right to Tippling Rock - good views of the north of Boston on clear days. Continue on the Bay Circuit Trail - white rectangular blazes. Cross Brimstone Lane (you will see a parking lot there) and re-enter the woods. Walk northwest on this trail. At the first, and second intersections turn left. At this point you will be leaving the BCT for a trail that will conduct you to a dam. This dam is known as Ford's Folly, as it was built by Henry Ford, but it failed to hold water. After you reach the area, you can return via the same trail system, or you can decide to take a walk to the Nobscot Mountain, and return via another of the numerous trails in this area.

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5 months ago

The view from Tippling Rock is worth it, and Ford's Folly (south of Brimstone Lane) is fun to see.

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7 months ago

Well marked and varied terrain. Lots of dogs and some bikes.

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Nice walk with kids.

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11 months ago

Great trails to do with kids, we love it!