West Middlesex Fells Reservoir Trail

EASY 16 reviews

West Middlesex Fells Reservoir Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stoneham, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This route will take you along the wider, more popular walking path called the Reservoir Trail around the bulk of reservoirs on the west side of I-93. This path keeps you closer to the water bodies than the other paths in the reservation and the path is preferred by the casual walker who just wants some away time from the city in the woods.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail! Wish the signage was easier to read

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy hike, so green, so many cute dogs!

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6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, but runs close to roads and industrial buildings on some sections

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Easy quick walk for a lazy afternoon

hiking
10 months ago

We locked our bikes up near Gate 12, and started the hike from the south. Some parts of the trail are well marked with orange/red markers, other parts were a little harder to follow. The trail had some moderate parts that had some inclines and rocks, but it was overall easy-moderate. Surprisingly, the trail doesn't hug super close to the reservoirs, so you don't have water views most of the time. It was very nice though; it took us 2.75 hours at a regular pace.

hiking
10 months ago

A pleasant hike/walk. Well paved trail. We walked during most of the trail. There are frequent ups and downs. An easy hike. Pack a book, you'll find plenty of scenic sports to stop, picnic, relax and read a book.

11 months ago