Explore the most popular cave 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.

29 days ago

first hike here was a 75 degree February day. it was murky at parts, but totally enjoyable. The descent/ascent down and back to the cave was a bit tough for my 11 year old, but we made it. will be back!

Always clean and friendly environment.

this is a decent hike but was underwhelmed. the woods are beautiful, but the trail follows phone lines for about half the distance making it just a little less special. the fire tower had a great view though. also many spoke about a steep final ascent, but it wasn't all that challenging. it did get the heart rate up, but no scrambling necessary.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great MTB trails and awesome pump track. The good mountain bike trails can be difficult to find but after a couple of trips it is easy to get the lay of the land.

Beautiful woods walk, gets a bit steep from Junction to fire tower.

Great trail. Awesome views.

This is really underrated in quality as well as difficulty. I expected a relatively easy day and thought it was a flatter ridge once on top but it has a ton of steep ups and downs - made very challenging with rocks and a ton of leaves (this time of year) making it slippery and technical. Quite a challenge and some great views at intermittent points. Lot of fun. Knees and ankles will be suffering tomorrow.

beautiful views!

5 months ago

The southern part of the loop (blue blazes) goes to the Hermit Cave and some other nice rock formations. The rest of the trail is a piece of the M&M Trail (Metacomet & Monadnock) with white blazes and has some great views. Especially nice in the fall.

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Beautiful, a few climbs under the trees and rocks. pretty view on the Winchester reservoir. plan to return in the fall. the app was very useful.

Had a lot of fun. My little pup had a blast too. Beautiful scenery and awesome little streams and brooks, though the water wasn't really flowing, maybe earlier in the year. Squirrels can be heard above as insects sing there song. As we were on our way down we could hear the owls. Tower has awesome 360 view, you can't get into lookout on top. A couple parts are steep and quite rocky.

Awesome little hike - some challenging scrum and bouldering but nothing too nuts

This trail is no joke. Lots of ups and downs and technical in spots. My legs are definitely feeling it now. Keep a close eye on the markers because it's easy to get turned around. Also, there's no official "end", as in a proper peak, so mark your distance. Got to mile 6 and turned back around. Did 11.6 miles total.

first time using the "all trails" app so still figuring out how to get the most of it. Map from the site and from the actual spot was a little unclear where to go. Felt like we walked in circles and definitely not 4miles. Also didn't see any caves. Will have to return when more seasoned with the app.

7 months ago

Its $5 to park for the day at the parking lot. We started the trail near the gate instead of at the back of the parking lot. At the beginning, there were some interesting rock outcroppings and then halfway through it was more water features, swamps, ponds. We had to cross or walk a short distance on roads four times. The roads a not heavily travelled but they are narrow. The end took us through a paved camping area. For a weekend day, we did not see many people on the trails. The trail was not marked so spent a lot of time checking my phone as there were many intersecting trails (hence the missing star). I don't think this should be rated as moderate as it was pretty easy. Nice place. One could make it as short or as long as one wanted.

Grueling hills, make sure you bring enough water and elecrolytes if you intend to do the full loop.

Great hike. Brought my dog and let her off leash for parts of the trail. Nobody seemed to care.

Nice trails but not very easily marked. The app was helpful for seeing where the various paths connected.

no signs to guide you but all tracks leads to trails and to roads. i paid too much attention to if i was following the planned route but i gave up. I couldn't get lost in the wilderness.

Good trail, well marked almost all the time, and well maintained. Was a bit muddy today, but it rained a lot yesterday. The fire tower at the top has great views of the valley and the CT River. Parking wasn't an issue.

My only regret was not reading the trail map. There's drinking water from a natural spring tested monthly for purity!

Nice wooded trail with a few views of the reservoir and other ponds. View from the top was ok but mostly trees. Trail wasn't consistently marked, had to check the map regularly. Took me about 1.5 hrs.

started on bare mt side...followed the white trail until i hit another trail...the blue trail took me to Lithia springs. the blue trail does follow a creek only got feet wet once could of been avoided. walked out to Lithia Springs road called for a ride back

11 months ago

Done this hike many times. A beautiful hike, a moderately steep climb with some nice flats and down hill breaks. Pretty crowed but not too bad. Takes only a couple hours max and is well worth it.

Friday, January 06, 2017

It was ok for me, not great. Lots of in and out short trails that all lead back to the main road. A good place for a walk with a dog- not so exciting by yourself! At least the ice had almost entirely melted.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Just time for a short loop with our dog. A little icy in spots. Only saw 3 bikers.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Walked to Berry Pond with my dog Nova, very pretty and peaceful.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Great thanksgiving morning hike with family and 3 dogs. Great view from 1st summit and over the other side the Horse Caves were very cool. Now I'm ready to eat some turkey!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Great place to cycle!

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