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Best trails in Cambridge

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Looking for a great trail near Cambridge, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Whitehall State Park or Borderland State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Blue Hills Reservation or Middlesex Fells Reservation. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Cambridge ranging from 1.4 to 3.9 miles and from 9 to 127 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cambridge
Top trails (5)
#1 - Charles River Reservation Full Bike Loop
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Length: 27.7 mi • Est. 11 h 23 m
Follow this guide along the Charles River Bike Path all the way out to the Blue Heron Bike Path in Waltham and back.This guide completes a huge loop of the Charles River all the way to Waltham and bacShow more
#2 - Fresh Pond Reservation Loop Trail
Kingsley Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
This is a nice walk around the 155 acre Fresh Pond Reservoir. There is one main path around the pond with options for short side trails. There are three main entrances at Alewife Brook, The CambridgShow more
#3 - Charles River Short Bike Loop Trail
Charles River Reservation
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
This leisurely ride takes you to some of Boston's wonderful waterways, following the beautiful Charles River paths. This leisurely ride takes you to some of Boston's wonderful waterways, following thShow more
#4 - Harvard Yard Tour
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 42 m
Take a tour around the oldest university in the United States Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the United States' oldest university. Over the years it has graduated some of the most brilliant Show more
#5 - Mount Auburn Loop
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
Mount Auburn Loop is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Cambridge, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.Show more