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

I have completed the majority of this trail in sections from Franklin to the Douglas/Connecticut line.
In May I plan on completing the entire trail in one day.
If anyone wants to join me, please let me know.
binerman@yahoo.com

trail running
16 hours ago

This was a fun run, it was short but moderately challenging like the app supplied. If I was with a group I’d probably want to run this twice or three times to get a real workout in. Worth it on your fifth or sixth run getting back into running. Hilly and curvy this isn’t like your normal flat boring trails.

hiking
muddy
16 hours ago

The trailhead is on Notch rd. Not furnace hill! Literally can’t see why this is so hard to find anymore on the internet or on trail apps.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
snow
19 hours ago

I was pleasantly surprised with this trail. Great area to hike.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

This was a wonderful hike to start the 2019 hiking season off with. Although it is rated as an easy trail, the conditions, snowy, slushy trails made it a little challenging. Once the snow is gone, it will be a nice family friendly, dog friendly easy hike. The addition of the snow made for some pretty scenery.

My recording is a little screwy as I forgot to turn off the power save when I started the hike. Once I made that adjustment, the track became more accurate.

The Tri-State marker is a novelty and something to look forward to for those great pics. My hiking companion and I enjoyed lunch sitting at the marker. She dined in Connecticut and I dined in Rhode Island. It was a fun day. I look forward to doing more hiking in the Douglas Forest.

Very pretty views for something close by. Some of the rocks were hard for my dog but she was able to do all of them! She just had to inspect first.

Nice short walk,did this 3/18/19
trail was a little icy but thats to be expected this time of year.Osgood hill was sunny.lots of friendly people with their unleashed dogs,I guess people with dogs cant read !

Crampons needed but nice to hike with the ground still frozen. Muddy Pond is a nice place to stop along the hike.

hiking
bugs
muddy
snow
2 days ago

Great trail. Needed spikes. Very quiet out there, except the top. Fell in descent from tower. Very icy. Dog slid down sane section.

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Had a blast today. Took my 2 and 1/2 year old up this trail and up to the tower. Very easy hike and met 20 people along the way who were all very kind and personable! Recommend it for the family!

Great with a dog!

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Icy and snowy on the north side of the mountain and in shady spots. Recommend spikes; poles helpful

85% dry. Lots of scrambles. Just follow the white markers. When in doubt go up and over the rock in front of you.

We have not even made it to the trail as the road on the last 3-mile approach has been closed.
We were here in mid March and the trail leasing to the trailhead from visitor center was pretty frozen. The snow melted over rhe last few warm days and then again froze at night.

Nice scenery that varies throughout the trail. Lots of trash on the trail. Went mid Winter so I'm sure I didn't see it at it's best.

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Went on a pretty nice walk with my dog. Well marked trails, saw a few other dogs on walk, but not crowded. Parking is 5 dollars, unless you are a member, but it goes to maintaining the park. I did see a horseback rider on the trail, which my dog is not a huge fan. Very muddy, happy I wore waterproof footwear.

horseback riding
muddy
snow
4 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
4 days ago

Monoosnoc offers a nice hike. I only did the Bayberry loop (blue to yellow to blue) from Wachusett St

Lots of cool features. Dogs can be off leash, you are allowed one per hand. The kiosk has a lot of info including maps and some of the main features also have informational packets when you get to them.

hiking
4 days ago

Trail is great for a "walk in the woods" fix. Took about 3.5 hours including a snack break. Trail is not very difficult, moderate at best. It is not super well marked in some areas, but if you pay attention you should be alright. On March 16, there were some areas with soft ice and slush. They were easy enough to navigate with regular hiking boots.

hiking
muddy
snow
4 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
washed out
4 days ago

Would like to explore more but still lots of snow and ice forgot my spikes. Next time will explore summit trail.

walking
5 days ago

Flat lots of dogs and ......

hiking
muddy
snow
5 days ago

hiking
muddy
snow
6 days ago

Load More