Best kid friendly trails in Dover, Massachusetts

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Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Dover with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of kid friendly trails in Dover, Massachusetts
Top trails (19)
#1 - Cat Rock Loop
Hale Reservation
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Parked at Noanet Woods parking area off Powisset Street and headed north toward Strawberry Hill. Continued around to the east toward Noanet Pond then to Cat Rock in Hale Reservation. Returned along the east side of the Pond down to Powisset Street then to the parking lot.Show more
#2 - Noanet Peak Loop from Walpole Street
Noanet Woodlands
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Enter Noanet from the trailhead at the end of Cedar Hill Road. Work your way up to Noanet Peak then bushwack down and around back to the starting point.Show more
#3 - Hale Reservation Page & Sadie's Path
Hale Reservation
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 47 m
#4 - Elm Bank Reservation Trail
Elm Bank Reservation
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#5 - Strawberry Hill Peak and Powisett Pond Loop
Noanet Woodlands
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Park in Noanet Woodlands parking area off Powisset Street in Dover. The trailhead and initial trails are in Noanet but then you cross over into the Hale Reservation where the bulk of the hike is located. Continue up and over Strawberry Hill then down to the beach at Powisset Pond via the Strawberry Hill Trail. Continue up and around then down to the road which takes you back to the parking area. Plenty of alternate ways to do this one. Show more
#6 - Chase Woodlands and Peters Reservation Loop
Dover, Massachusetts
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#7 - Oak Hill Loop
Hale Reservation
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Park in small off-road slip on Powisset Street a bit past the Trustees Parking area (on right side if heading east). Trailhead is right there, start going south and continue to southern boundary. Continue clockwise meandering through trail options back up to Oak Hill peak. Continue back to car slip.Show more
#8 - Priory Double Loop
Peters Reservation
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
A nice double loop out-and-back trek to the St. Stephen's Priory property that is now owned by Boston College (BC). There are a few trail off-shoots that lead down to the Charles River too which makes this hike really special. The bulk of the hike is on the Trustees Peter's Reservation property but enters the BC property on the 2nd loop. There are some private property signs on route but none around the priory. Careful crossing the road.Show more
#9 - Wylde Woods Loop
Center Street Conservation Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#10 - Powissett Peak
Noanet Woodlands
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Parking off Powisset Street in the Noanet Woodlands parking area. There are several routes to get to Powisset Peak which is actually part of the adjacent Hale Reservation. This option has you going north then circumnavigating a small rise followed by Strawberry Hill. Wonderful colonial era rock walls are everywhere! Continue around Strawberry Hill, back to the south, then work your way up to the summit of Powisset Peak. A beautiful rock ledge awaits you with excellent views of the surrounding area, including Noanet Peak to the northwest. Find your way down to Powisset Street and back to the parking lot. A great trek!Show more
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