Whitehall Reservoir

MODERATE 80 reviews

Whitehall Reservoir is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hopkinton, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

lake

views

hiking
11 days ago

Very pleasant hike, will definitely be back! According to my tracker, the trail was 7.6 miles.

1 month ago

nice walk around the lake. very good marked with yellow signs

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous water views all the way around. Plan on 3+ hours, it is definitely longer than 6 miles. You are almost always with in sight of a house or road, you are not out alone in nature. We saw one park ranger and one other group of hikers the whole way around. Despite all the houses it was very peaceful (in February).

hiking
6 months ago

Great day hiking with 14 Chinese ladies together,total 3 hours, more than 8 miles walk

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike with pretty views of the water. At one point the trail dropped off and I couldn't find where it picked back up so I just turned back around. Went on a Tuesday evening there were very few people.

hiking
8 months ago

Very long trail. But views and trail itself are great. We started around 2.30 and were done by 7. We made short stops on the way.

hiking
8 months ago

That was a great hike Saturday... started at 1 PM and got through about 5:45 PM... I'm not blaming mosquitoes on the location (we should have used the bug spray).... I don't think my friend could do the full trail again.. she stated she would go for an hour in and then hour back next time.. perfect day and nice hike to burn

hiking
8 months ago

Definitely plan on an 8.5+ hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike around a lake, Trails are quite easy and if stay in yellow trail you can't get lost. Decent shade on a hot day. Would give 5 stars if mosquitos weren't so bad . Will come back when a little cooler and bugs are gone

trail running
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great run although the mileage was closer to 8 miles. Probably due to some sections being poorly marked. Beautiful views of lake throughout.

Friday, December 30, 2016

This trail is amazing!!! Beautiful views of the water and easy and clear trails. Every once in a while you walk by an opening into the water and get to see your progress around the reservoir. Absolutely amazing and I recommend it 100%

hiking
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

This trail is so nice, you sometimes walk almost on the lake ;) even though parts of it are very close to some houses it is really a pleasant hike! We did the loop and enjoyed it a lot.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

I'm giving this trail 2 stars probably more out of my own personal feelings about why I hike to begin with. I like to get on a trail and leave society behind for a few hours. This trail is nice and well kept (except for blazes, which I'll get to in a minute), but it's too close to roads and houses to ever truly get in the woods. Part of the trail follows a road, while other parts literally have you walking behind homes. It's not what I like, so maybe that's just me. The trail is poorly blazed. I actually got lost a few times and ended up in neighborhoods. There's an area that you will exit the woods to a pump house and from there you're on your own to find where the trail picks up. In all it was a good walk, a decent workout but not my type of place.

Friday, July 15, 2016

it was a nice trail, easy-moderate though sometimes the markings were poor and wound up walking through someone's backyard until we realized we went off the trail somehow. you do actually walk behind someone's house at the beginning though which made it confusing.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lots of fun. Definitely needed a ton of bug repellent. Lots of great spots to sit for lunch/breaks.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Trail markings on first third ok get better

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Really peaceful and quiet. I loved it!

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

trail is pretty easy to follow but not very well marked. there aren't any big boats on the lake and not many houses around the shore either. very peaceful hike! I have also gone kayaking here a few times. really nice islands and channels in the back of the lake.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Awesome hike. Will be back!! ❤️

trail running
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Pretty location, peaceful trail. Single track and lots of rocks and roots, so slow going for a trail run. Blue blaze all around - only 2 spots not well marked, but if you start going away from the water, you know you're wrong.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Thank you for sharing the wonderfully beautiful pictures. I really enjoyed soooo much, I felt as though I was there.

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Nice loop. Very clean trail, lots of roots so watch out for those. There were a couple parts that we didn't see blue blazes and we were wondering if we were still on the right path, but overall it was clearly marked. Parking seems tough if you get there too late on a nice day. The parking near the boat launch was full so we went down to the exchange st one. It seems like you could probably only get about 3 or 4 cars down there, but it worked out

Monday, September 14, 2015

Parts were difficult to navigate but overall it was a great hike!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Was in the area because of work, and decided to go give the loop a try. I walked the loop counter clockwise from 730 to 10 o'clock in the morning on a Saturday, and only saw six people and one dog the entire time. It is mostly flat terrain in mixed Pine and deciduous forest. The only two drawbacks are lots of roots and many offshoot trails. However, if you stick to the blue blazes, then you should not wind up in somebody's backyard.

hiking
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

about 8.5 miles all the way around. Some spots were very hard to follow the trail and we had to pull out maps and compasses to find the trail again. But the lake is beautiful! If your up for the long hike, bring a camera, bug spray, and a map!

cross country skiing
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Wonderful! Took about 3.5 hours

hiking
Sunday, April 26, 2015

I enjoy this trail with my son. BUT did not anticipate it would take us over 3 hours. Left at 4:30 pm and didn't get back till 7:45 - racing against the sunset. Lots up hills. Thought it would be a great challenge for trail running.

hiking
Sunday, January 04, 2015

The trail wraps around a lake. I would recommend this if your trying to exercise. But if your looking for a scenic hike this trail isn't for you. Most of the trail leads to the back yard of houses.

hiking
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Great hiking trail. Trails are well marked with the exception of exchange street parking area. Don't forget bug spray as wet land areas are somewhat buggy. Overall a very nice, peaceful hike. A little over 2 hours and 20 minutes and I would definitely do it again soon.

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