Vaughn Hills Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bolton, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is another local afternoon hike. The variability in the terrain makes this hike a little more interesting and fun. There is some climbing over rocks towards the top, but nothing difficult. The pond is interesting to explore, and there are additional trails that skirt around the shore. There is no designated parking area at Woodside Dr. but seems to be enough room for several cars along the roadside.

trail running
1 month ago

First time out, it was well marked for the most part but I’ll admit I did do some loops twice figuring it all out, 2yellow types of trail markers plus apple ones and a few backtracks since what I thought was part of the loop was just another entry/exit and ended up on main road. Trail is well marked, slow run to save my ankles lots of roots and uneven terrain, but pretty and I’ll do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

They do a really good job of hiding the parking for the trail head. I used the Bolton Trails Committee map (http://www.boltontrailscommittee.org/2-vaughn-hills.html). Most of the parking they refer to is clearly private property when you get there. There's a note buried in there about setting your GPS to 245 Vaughn Hill Rd. There's a beat up sign pointing you to the parking lot that's kind of difficult to see.

The positives are that the trail is pretty vacant, or at least it was when I was there. And the marsh is really cool. It's also a really easy hike with lots of tree cover.

The negatives are that the trails are all really poorly marked. There are blazes for a "Bolton Loop Trail" that isn't documented anywhere and it seemed like they kind of just gave up on the other trails after a few miles. Alltrails has this listed as 6.5 miles and there's no way I got to all of it because it was such a mess to navigate.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail but not marked well so it's easy to get lost.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

I enjoyed my 1 hour long hike very much . No other hikers . I followed the Seasonal by pass trail . Yellow markers staying to right . The directions tell you to start on Woodside Road . There is no parking there . The proper entry is at end of Vaughn Hills road on the right

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Easy walking, kind of pretty in areas, however map is not accurate so we got lost for a short period but as long as the sun is out you can figure how to get to the trailheads from that and car noise.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

all trails are marked yellow, got lost for hours.

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3 months ago

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8 months ago

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

snowshoeing
Saturday, February 18, 2017

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 30, 2013