Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

Nice trail and really big area. Plenty of side paths to explore. Took my dog and we walked around for about 5 miles.

8 days ago

Really great hike. Packed snow, trail broken in. Some icy spots, but did great with poles and crampons. Good training for New Hampshire!

Great hike. Don't let the fact that it's in eastern Mass fool you. The round trip hike is all up and down and is more strenuous than you think.

10 days ago

Fun winter hike.

11 days ago

Went for a 4 mike hike around the trails of Cat Rock on Hale Reservation. Only recorded the beginning 1.5 miles around the area for Cat Rock. Then I detoured straight for Noanet Pond and enjoyed the picnic bench by the water. I took the paved path down and back around the reservation. It was snowy and quiet on this off-season day. Multiple options for windy paths, or paved paths. Beautiful lake and interesting features to look at.

Entered Noanet from the trailhead at the end of Cedar Hill Road. Worked my way up to Noanet Peak then did some bushwacking down and around back to where I started. Trees down everywhere as we had a huge storm yesterday. A nice loop, give it a try.

Watch your ankles! Fun trail but not for jogging.

16 days ago

Not marked well. Lots of hills and rocks. Not as easy as everyone says.

I was going to praise the trail for its beauty, but when I was almost finished with the loop, the trail came abruptly to an end and I had to turn around and hike the whole way back at the end of the day when it was getting dark and I was out of energy. Plus the second half of the loop is not marked at all. The parts that are marked are not all on this map and I had to constantly refer to this app to figure out where I was. That didn’t help a lot and almost got me lost!

Great trails for biking and hiking , very friendly people there definitely coming back for more

Hiked solo. Perfect day, still ice on trail for last mile needed crampons

Great loop with moderate elevation gains. Very well marked, but a little confusing at some trail junctions. Mostly stay on Backpacker and Bear Paw with a few exceptions.

22 days ago

Easy well marked trail. Lots of dog walkers. Once past the open field section, the trail is less trafficked and more secluded, but you're still not in the wilderness. The trail skirts residential neighborhoods. Nice boardwalks and marshland areas. If you continue onto the road and over to the second section, the trail is even more secluded and lightly used. This section has cool pontoon bridges and benches, also signs of beaver and deer. In my opinion, this section was the part of the hike. Not strenuous and very little elevation gain.

Great place to go for a quick hike! Easy trail, simple to follow, my dog loved it!

Trails poorly marked, but beautiful area.

I took Bellows Pipe from Gould Rd. tried to hike up Thunderbolt but found it to be to difficult to get footings due to ice. I continued to take Bellows Pipe up to the summit, still very slippery but doable.. Great trip!

Close by and well marked trails
Not a quiet place - close to roads - but still pretty

dont come here.

we've spent too much time getting familiar with this place. Read it's history. its very real. This place is dangerous and there are strange practices happening here.

multiple unsolved murders, one as recent as 20 years ago should be enough to scare off tourists.

Have felt in danger on multiple occasions here. Stay away.

Versatile place to walk/hike. Lovely views on top of the hill. The bog boardwalk was fun to explore. $5 parking fee, pay by card.

A lot of overlap with the snowmobile route so watch out. Even after a few inches of new snow, still dangerously icy underneath.

1 month ago

excellent trail with self-guided info about the quarry. We walked through after a snowstorm... Beautiful.

Easy, straight trail. A little boring, but still a decent gravel trail.

First time here today! New to this area. We LOVED it. Our new favorite place.

Great trail system for hiking, running and biking. The local mtn bike community does a great job maintaining the trails.

on Stage Fort Trail

1 month ago

Great fun for the dogs to scramble on the rocks this time of year when nobody is around.

This hike was stunning, I hiked it a few weeks ago when there was at least 1/2 foot on the trail and gradually got thicker while climbing. Icy and cold, but I embraced it, because a "silent tundra " is waiting at the top for you, that is overwhelmingly beautiful. I Want to hike it again before spring!!

Great hike. Took the Thunderbolt Ski trail up and the bellows down. There are a couple of trees on the trail - nothing you can't scramble over. And don't leave your snowshoes in the car like I did, once you approach the summit, they will come handy. There was fresh powder, so it was a lotta fun. Beautiful weather too.

the hike was awesome I hiked the ridge trail beautiful views from the vantage points lots of up hill and that's always a good workout

on Halibut Point Trail

1 month ago

Love walking here with the pups no matter what time of year!

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