Explore the most popular hiking trails near Acton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a beautiful area with a nice brook that runs through the middle, but is unbearably buggy. Lots of lush foliage with multiple wooden walkways crossing the brook at various intervals, but we had to maintain such a fast pace to avoid being eaten alive, it was difficult to enjoy. I was wearing OFF! Deep Woods Sportsman bug spray with 30% deet and the bugs laughed in my face. Bugs were all over my dog and I, in our ears and eyes. Just awful. Would probably be better in early spring or late fall, will be back. Normally I would rank this hike at 5 star for the scenery. So we’ll revisit during a better time of year. Hopefully

Great little loop. Boardwalks installed in wet areas, a tad overgrown in places but nothing you can’t move around.

Pretty good quick off leash trail. All in the shade. Trail was well marked. Don't forget bug spray

Fun hike with my 7yr old. Bring bug spray!

lots of tree roots to navigate

Today was a beautiful day here. But the trail was very wet in parts, requiring lots of careful stepping on rocks and logs to avoid wet feet. Muddy doggy paws and the bath afterwards were alas, unavoidable. Lovely trail though. Agree with the advice to take a trail map and watch where you park. I was using this app and it contributed to getting me turned around, because the trailhead on the map in the app wasn’t where I parked (but I didn’t realize that at the time...) easy to get disoriented.

We took our dog here on a sunny day and had a good time. We saw turtles, a blue Herron, and lots of birds. The walk near the water was beautiful and the trails are well marked. Take note of which entrance you used into the park so you don’t get lost, there are a lot of loops that cross over each other and we ended up taking a route that was twice as long as anticipated. Very easy hike with the dog and I would definitely go again!

Beautiful loop in the woods and my dog loved it!

Muddy after big rain yesterday but very enjoyable walk. Nice streams along the way .I saw a woman on horseback. Will be back

Pleasant surprise. I came in the day after a big rain storm that followed about 14 inches of snow last week. Most of snow gone . 1/2 of trail was icy and slippery. Parts were bare . Takes about 70 minutes to do yellow loop . Many nice rock walls and small streams . Pretty decent ascent up hill near the end . Becoming noticed by families and dog owners . I’ll come again for sure

well-marked trail

It’s a gem! Look for the pitcher plants in the bog!

Beautiful fall day. Easy walk and trails are well marked and signed. Suggest download of the trail map so you can monitor your entry and exit location.

Really buggy but trails well marked and well kept

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

The trails were well marked and the app was very useful which is good because I have the unfortunate curse of having no sense of direction. It's very light traffic and my dog enjoyed it very much. It's an easy trail and she's smaller so it was perfect. Smaller or less active dogs will enjoy this trail. Highly recommend for light hikers.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nice, easy 1.8 mile hike.

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is my 2 nd visit . Great little trail . The yellow loop is about an hour. A small pond in the beginning . The back loop follows Pratts stream which is very pretty. The trails do have some rocks and roots which I actually like. It gives you the feel of a wilderness hike in those sections . A few homes very close to trail . Overall a nice way to spend an hour

walking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Good place to bring your dog -- to hike, play, or swim. I've found that out of all the local "dog parks" (read: unofficial), this one attracts the most respectful & responsible dog owners. If there are no buddies for your pup, there are some good trails (loops of varying lengths) to do instead.

People do bring small children with them when there are dogs playing, so just be aware of that nonsense.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It was a perfect walk with well marked trees and with trails that were very well maintained.

Lots of up and down, mixed terrain, rushing water., well built bridges.

Monday, February 27, 2017

great trail! surprisingly pretty. not as "remote" as I would like but still a great hike! very much recommend this as a nice quick jaunt!

I took my mountain bike, it was very challenging at some parts, like biking up a bed of medium sized rocks, it was id say 30% very challenging rocks, i had to walk a lot of it, and 70% flat/roots, perfecr for a bike. Really flat. it's an awesome trail for hiking! not very scenic, as it runs through thick woods and that's all you can see. I did the main loop, off spring Hill st, there are three more Yellow loops to see, I'm sure there are scenic spots on those. I won't be going back on the mountain bike, but it was to get away from it all becuase I was alone on the trails, which would make it great for a hike.

walking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Used to live next to the trail, frequently walked my dog in the woods and then around Nagog park where there are water fountains

hiking
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Good trail. Parking is at South Acton Fire Station. Various trails marked by painted patches on trees. The yellow trail is the biggest loop, taking you along the perimeter of the whole area.

Very dog friendly and off leash is allowed. Not a place to go if you don't want to be approached by random by other dogs. Also, the field behind the fire station is used as a dog park almost 24/7, but especially on Sunday morning.

Regarding the dog park, try not to bring aggressive or protective dogs on Sundays. It may be overwhelming. However people are generally accepting if you're trying to socialize your dog and will usually let them "work things out." Still, be sure to be nearby in case things escalate.

3 Stars for a solid, easy hike, accurate trail maps and dog friendlyness, but no great views or scenery.

Easy beautiful and quite. Perfect to take a dog for a hike.

hiking
Monday, September 23, 2013

Great, easy hike/walk. Perfect for killing an hour or so

walking
Saturday, April 07, 2012

Great trail to walk the dog.

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