Royalston Falls via Tully Trail

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Royalston State Forest

Royalston Falls via Tully Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Royalston, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.7 miElevation gain554 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingRunningDog friendlyRiverWaterfallBridge out
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Maria Servidone
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Beautiful! The falls were gorgeous at this time. Really solid moderate hike

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Alex Brodeur
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Nature tripsGreat!

Trail is in good shape and water was flowing! This place is clean!

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Jose Pleitez
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we hiked it on the 13 of march and the weather was beautiful, the trail was covered in ice, we wore spike and that definitely made the difference highly recommend getting some, it will make the hike so much easier we saw a few people without them and they kept slipping also make sure to visit the hunt near the bridge

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Karen Herk
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Alan Curboy
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Hard pack snow trail about a foot wide surrounded by a fluffy 6 inches (or so) of snow. Going in at the trustees parking area it’s mostly down hill to the gorge/falls - so yeah basically all uphill back. Shelter was in use with campers. The gorge was well worth the hike - falls were primarily frozen but the gorge was an oh wow didn’t expect that

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Jeffrey Collins
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Great trail. Great viewing points.

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Osban Barrera
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Ken McKeown
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One of the best hikes yet

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Time Bandit
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HikingGreat!

Magical forest. Humans be sure to keep your dogs on leash. Serious cliffs. Hemlock and birch forest with moss and fern-covered boulders, a granite gorge carved by glacial meltwater from the Ice Age, ponds, waterfalls, so quiet, and terrific smells! The only human we saw was at the little shelter at the beginning. By the time we got back though, the parking lot was full. Only problem is my mom didn't realize it was an out-and-back trail. So, once again we got lost. She just kept following the yellow markers and then we ended up on Route 68. That said, the addition to the hike through Royalston Forest was also amazing and a giant owl flew right past us!

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Sam Bodkin
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Beautiful, make sure to keep walking the best falls are further down the trail

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Kate Volpe
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Great waterfall, difficult

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Donna Mellitt Bouchard
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Easy trail but lots of wet leaves just had a rain storm

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Jack McGuirk
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Great trail, definitely recommend going after some heavy rain to really see the fall flowing.

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Jim Ellersick
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disappointing falls, too dry

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Marilyn McQuaide
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Beautiful geological formations!

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Rebecca Richards
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Shaun Rudi
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Birlyn Flint
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Schazara 2017
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Lots of going up and down. Very good practice if you are not used to any elevations!

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Sarah Williams
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Great Hike!!! Definitely bring/wear your bug spray.

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Michael Leger
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Sarah Francomano
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Nice spot and lean to but unfortunately we ran into some bad apples. We hiked all day and then set up for the night in the lean-to by 3:00. At 6:00 two hikers came in from Tully Campground and started smoking cigarettes and acting strangely. They used our camp wood to start a fire and cooked their dinner. They never spoke to us until they left where they yelled at us saying we weren’t supposed to be in there - it’s reserved for through hikers only. They never asked to share the shelter (which would’ve been super uncomfortable because of Covid especially). We share that there was a second spot down by the brook with a fire ring. They just swore at us (We had my 9 and 13 year olds sons with us) and left angrily around 8pm. To no ones surprise when we got out to the parking lot in the morning our tire was obviously slashed. Of course with spotty cell service it took more than two hours to get Triple A in to assist. Clearly they did it (the man was carrying a 16” hunting knife).

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Jacob Charette
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Dresden Renaud
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It’s not marked well and when it is, it’s confusing. Thank goodness we ran into a fellow hiker that told us to stay left at the fork and left at the “T”. If he hadn’t of told us that, we would have been lost. It is buggy but nothing some bug spray didn’t cure. It’s pretty steep and rocky in spots... the distance is way off in this map - total time was under 2 miles. So while moderate, easy enough for this beginner since it’s not long. The falls themselves was underwhelming at best but the walk to get there was very scenic. Stop at Tully dam for a picnic after your hike. It’s beautiful and the facilities are immaculate. And the facilities are finally open with plenty of hand sanitizer.

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