Thayer Brook Conservation Area

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Thayer Brook Conservation Area is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilbraham, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 308 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

muddy

The Thayer Brook Conservation Area Trail is an easy, pleasant walk through the woods. The trail has many small rocks and roots. There is a large glacial erratic midway on the route, named Whale Rock because of its shape. From Whale Rock, the trail leads down to Thayer Brook and then uses boards to cross the brook. Once across the brook, the trail heads up to to Bennett Road.The trail is in excellent shape up to Whale Rock and is easy to follow from Whale Rock to Thayer Brook. As of July, 2019, the short section beyond the brook which heads to Bennett Road is not blazed and is very narrow. More details about this trail can be found at the Town of Wilbraham website at: https://www.wilbraham-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=299

hiking
1 month ago

8 hikers from the Wilbraham Hiking Club took the Thayer Brook Trails to Whale Rock and beyond to Bennett Road. The trails are in excellent condition with only a few short ferny patches. Horses share these trails, so watch out for horse manure. Lots of mushrooms along the way. Whale Rock is beginning to accumulate graffiti again. Hoping that future walkers and hikers will respect Whale Rock for the giant glacial erratic that it is, and not add any more graffiti to it.

hiking
3 months ago

The Wilbraham Hiking Club extended its hike past Thayer Brook all the way to Bennett Road. The trail is in excellent shape up to Thayer Brook. It is unmarked and very narrow in the section beyond the brook which heads to Bennett Road. We saw at least 10 different kinds of ferns along the way, and trees with ***dead*** gypsy moths.

hiking
6 months ago

Thayer Trail has beautiful woodland vistas with a soft, well maintained surface. The corner stone wall and Whale Rock are special sights. This is a great trail for a peaceful, not too rigorous but definitely challenging hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike. Fairly well marked. Impressive stone walls. Forest predominantly red oak, some grey birch, hickory, white pine, and another oak species that may be black oak.

hiking
snow
7 months ago

16 hardy hikers from the Wilbraham Hiking Club microspiked their way through the ice and snow on the 0.6 mile "Easy Trail" loop at Thayer Brook and then took this equally icy 2 mile trail loop out to Whale Rock. A good time was had by all!

hiking
9 months ago

As always, a pleasant walk in the woods at Thayer Brook Conservation area. My friend and I also tried the new Easy Trail, which is a separate listing on AllTrails. Between the two trails, one has a 2.6 mile walk.

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