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Tri-State Marker is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Douglas, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 400 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

rocky

Parking is at Wallum Lake in Douglas State Forest. The hike is on well worn trails and leads to the Tri-State Marker. It also goes through an area that used to be a village of some sort. There are old stone foundations to explore.

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rocky
5 days ago

I would suggest starting on the coffee house loop. The app has you starting at the boat launch, which is trailer parking. Go to the main parking area and start and end on coffee house loop. Good trail. Buggy of course. Tri state trail is rocky.

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over grown
25 days ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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muddy
off trail
1 month ago

Enjoyed the trail hikes of Tri-State Marker and a good portion of the Buck Hill Trail yesterday afternoon. My wife and I appreciated seeing some stone foundation relics along the path and the swampy cedar boardwalk. After leaving the trails from Massachusetts into Rhode Island, the trail markers, if any, were non-existent. However, it was fun using our navigational skills to manage our intended direction. In addition, we did cherish see only 4 hikers in Rhode Island. Overall, we did over 9 miles and enjoyed the serenity.

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bugs
flooded
muddy
2 months ago

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rocky
washed out
2 months ago

You can also get to the marker by taking the Airline Trail from East Thompson in Connecticut. If you park at the access lot where East Thompson Road crosses the Airline Trail, it's just about a mile to the marker (the rocky path leading to the marker is clearly marked on the main trail). We then turned east and followed the Mass/RI border and did the loop as shown here back to the Airline Trail. About 4.5 miles total. Muddy in places and in others, the trail was essentially a stream, but it wasn't hard to work our way around. Bring bug dope -- LOTS of gnats!

walking
2 months ago

Dog friendly trail from Douglas state forest to tri state marker. I did an out-and-back but you can make it more of a loop. Kinda muddy easy to follow.

hiking
2 months ago

walk out to a spot where mass Rhode island and Connecticut all meet up. they got a post its pretty cool

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flooded
off trail
washed out
3 months ago

there were a lot of really muddy spots that were tough to get around.

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flooded
muddy
3 months ago

This one is easy. The path is clearly marked for most of it. It gets a little rocky to get up to the tri state marker but not bad. Lots of families around.

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muddy
3 months ago

Hiked the 5 mile loop on Saturday morning. Not crowded. We had a nice hike up to the marker. Trails in good condition with points of wide trailage. We hiked to the tri state market and had a nice snack of oranges and water. On the way back walking was a little muddy. But an enjoyable hike. Great trip! Thank you

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muddy
3 months ago

Great moderate level hike on well worn paths. Early springtime so trails had a little mid bud all was totally avoidable. Nice hike this time of year as it is pre-bug season, in the summer this hike would be loaded with them I can imagine.

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rocky
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful day out on the trail. phone died about 3/4 mile before ending so total distance was just shy of 7 miles. Cedar swamp was quite interesting and worth the detour. nice trail suitable got all.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked with 7, 9, 10 year old on a warm, dry day. 5.5 total distance over a couple hours. Worth it.

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muddy
3 months ago

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muddy
4 months ago

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