Priory Double Loop [CLOSED]

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Peters Reservation

Priory Double Loop [CLOSED] is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sherborn, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 334 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



bird watching





wild flowers


no dogs

As of May 2020, users have reported this trail still has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. A nice double loop out-and-back trek to the St. Stephen's Priory property that is now owned by Boston College (BC). There are a few trail off-shoots that lead down to the Charles River too which makes this hike really special. The bulk of the hike is on the Trustees Peter's Reservation property but enters the BC property on the 2nd loop. There are some private property signs on route but none around the priory. Careful crossing the road.

12 days ago


5 months ago

This is a short stroll through the woods, but it's very quiet and not a lot of people are here. I hiked through on a holiday weekend and there was no one there. There are only 4 parking spaces, and they are a tight fit, so don't drive a large car.

7 months ago

Beautiful woods, very easy hike with little elevation change, nice access to Charles River

Tue Oct 31 2017

This is a really nice property. I was looking for a way to extend the distance, looking for 3 miles or so. The double loop got me more distance leveraging the Boston College property. Overall it's just a smaller property but quite nice especially since you have access to the Charles River.

Sun Apr 14 2019

Tue Oct 31 2017