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

We come here weekly and we love it! Trails are marked and well maintained! You hardly see anyone on the trails, you may pass 2/3 other hikers/bikers. After reading other reviews if you’re seriously complaining about bugs in the woods and off leash dogs in a nearly deserted forsest maybe this isn’t the place for you.

I've been hiking here for probably 15-20 years and have covered most of the trails. I like hiking here BUT there are a few things to take note of. First is that there are a LOT of off leash dogs. My dog doesn't like other dogs, so I can't bring him here because big dogs bounding up to him with no leash scare him. I also run into bikers on the trails that prohibit them pretty often. I also agree with some of the other reviews that it tends to be pretty buggy.

Overall, I agree with most reviews on here, it just depends what things bug you and what things don't. Its pretty well populated so you feel secure but if you're someone who likes secluded hiking, you won't get that until you get back towards route 1 quite a bit. The trails are generally well marked BUT there are a lot of them and they criss cross and overlap a lot so you'll definitely need a map with a marked planned route or a GPS/app to help you out

Great trail and very secluded, which I like. Only ran into one other group while I was out there and it was on a Sunday. The trail can be a little difficult to follow. I had to have the app open almost the whole time to stick to the right track. The loop they have you go on isn't quite the right distance. I had my Garmin watch tracking the distance and it came up short. Granted, I wasn't able to complete the full loop. Because of logging near the top of the loop, the trail gets cut off and difficult to follow, so I had to improvise and cut across. I probably lost about 3/4 of a mile by skipping part of the loop. Even still, my GPS showed about 3.2 miles at the end, which still comes up about a mile short. Other than that, it was a great experience and I would probably go back. Bring bug spray! Also check yourself for ticks frequently throughout the trail and when you get home. There's a lot of low branches and easy for ticks to get on you. I brushed one off my leg halfway through and found a couple more on my dog when I got home. Just be cautious like anywhere else.

Tooooo buggy. Started off with all natural bug repellent, did not work. Switched to deep woods Off, did not work. Just ended up turning around. Not to mention the continued Route 1 traffic noise.

The lower half of trails was fine However In general the trails were poorly marked, with lots of brush and logs in the way the trails were not maintained well. We tried to stay on all the red trail markers on the app, and ended up pushing brush out of the way and going over and under logs.

Great first time here. Did the green trail. Didn't get lost. Will come back and try the red trail next. Trail markings were good.

Not a bad hike, but the trails in many places were encroached upon by drooping branches and thorny vines. Maybe that’s just because of the recent rain. .

Up by a construction site (?) I had a hard time finding the trail again.

Nice that I was able to hike in the middle of suburbia without encountering anybody, and barely even hearing cars most of the time

Love this place. Nice place to get out in the woods on a regular basis.

Great trail, easy to get lost though! Went for what I was expecting a 3 mile walk, ended up need to taking a 6 mile walk and needing to map my way out. Still a nice walk and trail, just make sure you have a sense of direction or phone just in case haha

Gorgeous hike with many ladyslipper orchids to be spotted along the trails. Some fun, easy bouldering to be found as well. Will be going back to explore further in the very near future!

This is a nice relatively easy trail, yet the 7 mile loop can be very confusing. The trails, although marked, are not very well laid out, and if it wasnt for the Alltrails app and gps, we would have been 'lost several times'. Make sure you have the alltrails app to navigate properly. With that said, we had a fun day with a relatively easy dog friendly hike/walk!

It was pretty overgrown in places, but I really enjoyed how secluded it was. I went on Monday morning and I saw no one except for a couple with their dogs at the spot where I parked and a couple of bikers as I was finishing my hike. It also had a good amount of gradients, so I felt like I accomplished something at the end. Bugs were out in droves, so thank goodness for bug spray. I could’ve used a machete to clear a path on several parts of the trail, though...

hiking
5 months ago

rough terrain in some areas, and some small inclines, but quite pretty and well kept

Love this area. Great for walking the dog & just hiking all the trails. There are so many little trails & a pond of you cross Lakeview road. I've been hiking here for years, often alone (4'11" female) & have never felt in any danger (for the reviewer TM that said women have been assaulted there) I've even locked my keys in my car here & some nice mountain bikers spent about an hour helping me get them out. One of my favorite spots.

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

too many off leash dogs. dogs are supposed to be on leash. the description here says dogs are welcome on trails but does not say they need to be on leash.

Parked at the trailhead at the end of Forest Street. Started north toward Upper Carpenter Pond then continued to Carpenter Pond. Headed west next to new development area bushwacking over to southbound trail. Went south to Messenger then did a nice loop back to Forest Street. An awesome time was had by all (me!).

Parked at the High Rock parking area and then headed east on the High Rock Road trail. Continued on Messenger then cut into the single track trail and headed south. Wow, impressive property for sure, nice collection of erratics. Found my way over to the Megley Trail then worked my way north back to the AT&T towers and parking lot. I'm coming back!

Love to walk with my dog!

wont let me select 1 star. dangerous park. no one enforces leash law. be careful women have been threatened and assaulted at this park.

very nice, definently a worthwhile hike, state forest. nice, well marked

Plenty of trails in here
Shelby gives it four paws

Went here to walk off a hangover. Well maintained trails and good fall scenery. Would have been 4 stars but I witnessed a man passionately finger banging a woman in the trail so: 5 stars.

First time there! Loved it. Trails are marked in various colors there is a small piece of paper on the bulletin bored near the picnic area at the ranger station. Otherwise it isn't clear what the trails because they don't follow map.

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

beautiful saturday morning hike. It was quiet anf peaceful. There were several cars in the parking lot but I didnt see anyone on my hike. the trails are clean and well maintained. excellant easy morning hike with my dog.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Beautiful , very quiet saw only handful of people

this gets a 3 star because i got lost trails poorly marked watch out easily able to get twist turned and lost but i love trails and being in nature even if i do get lost

Good picnic area for a barbecue; the trail that follows the lake is very nice!

Trails incredibly well marked and not buggy at all. Beautiful hike and would be great for beginner hikers and families.

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