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

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19 days ago

No good

Nice short easy hike in the woods.

Ok not very long

2 months ago

Decent hike. The first half of the loop was more like 1.75 so I kept going another .25 to make it an even 4 miles. Easy hike, felt like I was hiking in people’s backyards some of the time, but definitely an easy hike for all levels.

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.

Quick hike, nice in the winter!

Well labeled and easy trail in the beautiful fall weather. We saw ducks, geese, a woodpecker, as well as reddish squirrels and chipmunks.

This was an unplanned hike .I drove by entrance and had a few minutes to hike . Nice trails that go thru woods and cornfields . Most of water and streams seem to be dry .My low score is based on junk cars along the trails

7 months ago

Nice trail! Saw a coyote along the trail. Nice brook crosses trail. Lots of photo opportunities.

8 months ago

Beautiful hike but very short, it took me less than 15 minutes to do, not something to plan your day around. The top is really nice and has a massive tree, it looks like something out of Harry Potter. There is a bench by the tree where you can sit and relax at the quiet summit.

8 months ago

Clear woodsy well marked out and back.

Easy to moderate trail on north side of Callahan. Nice, pleasant place to spend an hour or two. There are lots of side trails and loops that can be added to increase length of hike.

Open, clearly marked trails. Different landscapes to see from forest to meadow to lake-side - mostly shaded. Fun hike with the kids.

Nice trails with some good moderate up and down. Wildflowers, lilly pads, horses, and ferns.

Lots of variety in the terrain

An easy-to-moderate 1-1.5 hour loop that takes you past the lovely little Beebe Pond. Trail is well-maintained for the most part. Many confusing junctions, so pay attention to your map or AllTrails. Beautiful open forest crossed by the remains of many old rock walls from when this was farm land in the 19th century.

This hike is one of those urban gems - the chance to feel like you're in deep woods while you're in the center of an urbanized area. Added bonus is the loop to the summit of Mt. Ward, really just a large hill, which gives you some elevation gain for extra exercise, and has a pleasant bench under a curious-looking old maple tree at its summit. This version of the trail starts and ends from a nice little parking area with a trailhead map station. You'll find the trailhead parking on the driveway just to the left of the Alltop Mobile gas station on Rt. 20 (Boston Post Road) across from The Home Depot and Dunkin Donuts.

11 months ago

Much better to start at the actual trailhead which is next to the Nissan-Toyota dealership storage lot behind the Alltop gas station on Rt 20 (Boston Post Road). Look for the driveway to the left of the gas station next to the car wash. Trailhead with a nice parking lot is just before the dealership lot on the right.

Starting from there adds just 1/2 mile each way, but gives you a decent place to park, and there's a trail map there that you can photograph with your phone to help. This trail joins the Mount Ward loop at the gas line cut-through (the long straight section in the map here). You turn right at the gas line clearing and then watch carefully for a trail sign pointing left and up Mt. Ward.

Coming back can be a bit confusing. After descending Mt. Ward you'll come back to the gas line cut-through, but at a different point. Follow the gas line until shortly after crossing a little three-log bridge you'll see a trail to the left. That's the trail back to the parking lot that you came in on. Turn left and then immediately you come to a T where you could go either way. it's not marked, but turning right here takes you back to the parking lot

For a full map of my route, see my recording attached to this trail.

Backpacker South to Pine Hill Loop to Bear Paw to Broadmeadow St. Great cardio.

Google maps gave bad directions. Dumped on too gas pipeline before finding trail. Trail looks like it was marked for another starting point. Hike was bad.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Quick little hike.

on Mount Ward Trail

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Easy trail. Well marked. Good for trail running if you want a short quick one. Not too many rocks and roots. just enough to give you a bit of practice on this type of obstacle while trail running. pretty scenic, a bit of a climb up to the top but not too bad of a descent if you do the loop. watch out in the fall after the leaves come down. they're really slippery especially on the downhills!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

This is an easy walk. Family, fishing, and dog friendly BUT the trails are poor the area is more used as an off leash dog swimming area. The area gave me an off feeling and some people had no control of their dogs. I did not let mine off leash. I won't go back.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Zero Stars. Used the App to find a quick easy trail. Was grown in and covered with poison ivy. Ended up going off trail because the trail wasn't marked. Ended up near a NStar station with a live electrical fence.

5 days ago

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