Best trails in Marlborough, Massachusetts

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Looking for a great trail near Marlborough, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Borderland State Park or Whitehall State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Blue Hills Reservation or Watatic Mountain State Wildlife Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 14 easy trails in Marlborough ranging from 0.8 to 11.9 miles and from 236 to 554 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Marlborough, Massachusetts
Top trails (17)
#1 - Gibbs Mountain Loop Trail
Callahan State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
This trail has a variety of environments. Different sections of this trail feature completely different scenery and vibes ranging from woodsy to forest ponds to farmland to overgrown areas, meandering hills to ravine to open sun plains. Trail is absolutely lovely. Note that there are parts with very narrow walking path and/or overgrown sides but very navigable. Trail may be difficult to navigate at times so keep your AllTrails trail map handy!Show more
#2 - Assabet River Rail Trail
Kelleher Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
A nice clean paved trail along the river popular for walking and biking. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least five feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5% except for at 1.6 and 2.9 miles where there is a steep grade over 10%). Wheelchair and stroller users may need assistance in the steep sections.Show more
#3 - Backpacker Trail to Bear Paw Loop
Callahan State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
1-1.5 hr loop to lovely Beebe Pond and backShow more
#4 - Old Farm Trail
Yellick Conservation Area
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
#5 - Bay Circuit Trail
Sudbury Reservoir
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
A nice parking spot at the trailhead; spaces for 5 cars or so. This puts you right on the reservoir. The Bay Circuit Trail runs along the carriage road and there is a more rustic trail option right down on the water. Plenty of birds along the way, woodpeckers, ducks, heron. Pine Hill Rd for the return then a trail to the left which is a rustic carriage trail. Some blowdown but nice, unexpected. This trail gets you to the top of Pine Hill then goes along the Harvard Univ property (they have a campus on the north side of the hill). One option is to stay on the carriage trail which would bring you to the Harvard access road or Parmenter Street. Show more
#6 - Mount Ward Trail to Summit
Marlborough-Sudbury State Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h
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.Show more
#7 - Central Massachusetts Branch: Marlborough to Waltham
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
#8 - Plymton and Witches Cove Loop from Old Concord Road
Marlborough-Sudbury State Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#9 - Mount Ward Trail
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 35 m
This trail loop is just over one mile long. The route takes you to the top of Mount Ward Hill where you'll find a bench underneath a large tree. Show more
#10 - The Grove Trail
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
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