Rock House Reservation Trail

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Rock House Reservation Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Brookfield, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 305 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


The centerpiece of the property, understandably, is the massive, 20- to 30-foot-high rock enclosure that stands guard over man-made Carter Pond. But visitors who choose to explore the 196-acre tract will find theres plenty more to sample from this multi-faceted greenspace.

We veered off of the trail cuz we had our granddaughter with us. But it was beautiful and easy enough for a 5 year old.

23 days ago

3 months ago

Good trail, definitely need to watch your step with all the tree roots above ground. Beautiful in the fall.

3 months ago

Awesome views. Well marked. Good climbs.

I would recommend this trail to anyone with dogs. It's good for afternoon walks. If you like pwace and quite morning walks at 9 am is great. its open Sun up tp sun down. I will go again!

7 months ago

nice eaey hike

washed out
10 months ago

Would like to explore more but still lots of snow and ice forgot my spikes. Next time will explore summit trail.

10 months ago

awesome for hiking and mountain biking, this is a very fun and scenic set of trails. The green trail is especially challenging considering how steep the incline is, but it's fun. I've been mountain biking on these trails for a few years and i must say I've had lots of fun on these trails :)

Mon May 07 2018

One of my favorite quick trails, perfect if your looking for something short and beautiful. The rock house it a nice spot to take a breather.

Fri Apr 27 2018

To crowded very rocky

Tue Jan 02 2018

Pretty area with an open air "museum" to look at the local flora and fauna. Great place to bring kids or Dodd. Also a nice easy hike in the snow!

Tue Nov 21 2017

Great spot. Magical little forest with giant boulders and great, easy trails. Do a couple laps for a great workout

Mon Jul 17 2017

nice place. med challenged trails with children in tow lol

Mon Apr 17 2017

Beautiful unique place but I wish it was bigger

Tue Jan 24 2017

Beautiful hike with kids and also great for geocaching. The rocks are enormous and unique, there is a peaceful pond and portapotties.

Wed Sep 14 2016

Loved this hike.

Sun Sep 11 2016

Great place for a good walk with the dogs!!

Mon Aug 08 2016

We loved it! Very pretty

Sat Apr 30 2016

great easy trail! the trails were well marked and kept up

Wed Dec 09 2015


Sun Sep 20 2015

Quick trip close to home, not too labor intensive as I was pushing my son in the stroller. Had lunch and played in the little house; beautiful viewing spot of the water and when he's of age we can climb on the big Boulder rocks!

Wed Sep 04 2013

This place was a easy walk lots of fun huge rocks an cliffs to climb an walk on beautiful outlooks great place for a picnic

Fri Aug 09 2013

This place is beautiful the trial are nice and easy and it's a good place to take a nice peaceful hike and to explore the cool rock house

Wed Mar 14 2012

This is a fantastic trail. We hiked 2.58 miles and spent a few hours on the various trails, rock formations, and boulders. It's fun for all ages and if you walk slowly through the pine grove near the Butterfly Garden you can spot a few flying around. It's not a hard trail by any means but it's a good scenic batch of trails.

Sat Feb 11 2012

A wonderful place to spend a day. The trails get steep in places but worth it. There are some beautiful rock formations that were used as shelters at one time for the Natives that called this area home. There is a small "Trailside Museum" overlooking Carter Pond with a visitors book to sign and a great view over the pond. This is one of my favorite places to go for a day hike and lunch in the woods.

Sat Sep 10 2011

The ride down Route 9 is worth the trip alone, especially in the fall. Be sure to bring a camera. There's a small pond at the trail with great photo ops. It's a perfect hike for dogs, too. It's not a very long trail so be sure to have other plans in mind when you're done.

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