Reformatory Branch Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bedford, 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 April until October.

8.8 miles
101 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

A great bike path connecting the Minuteman Bikeway in Bedford to Concord the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge This route will take you from the Bedford Station and the end of the Minute Man Bikeway to Concord, MA. This hike includes a very cool side trip around the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge area so you can hopefully see some birds and other wildlife. The path around the Wildlife Refuge is gravel so you won't be able to road bike that section of it.

trail running
11 months ago

Flat; wonderful dirt trail through the woods; in the middle is a loop (“Dike Trail”) around a wetland/pond that’s beautiful, so on the out-and-back, you get to go around it twice. A few other runners out there; also some walkers, a few moms with strollers, some bird watchers; a few dog walkers and bicycles (though not on Dike Trail - no dogs, no bikes). Indoor bathroom at midpoint (Great Meadows parking lot) was great.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Game warden ran my plates and stopped me because I had a dog in the car. Actually said that “because I saw you pull and and out with a dog in the car”

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fun trail. Sign says no bikes on Dike Trail at Great Meadows.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Was easy to find and was a great walking trail!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dogs are not allowed on the section that goes around the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge. If you're walking with your pooch you can stay on the main path and skip that section.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

great for biking, very pretty

Monday, October 10, 2016

Great trail to bike, walk, run..... great family time together. Not too congested nice scenery

Sunday, September 04, 2016

not yes,but pretty soon.I look forward.

4 months ago

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

mountain biking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, October 21, 2016

road biking
Monday, August 22, 2016