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

trail running
1 month ago

Tried to max out my elevation gain today and managed to get to 500' on this trek. Nice day in the woods, nice visibility from Cedar Hill and the cooler is still in the hill --- see if you can find it. Gooday!

The beavers were out today, first I've ever seen the whole family together. The Mom and Pop and the two little ones were foraging on lily pads. They were fun to watch, they were right in front of me munching on the pads. The little guys whimpered a bit too, I've never heard that before (sounded like a baby, somewhat). I've been running in here for 20 years or so and this is only the 2nd time I've seen the beavers out, the last time 3 years ago. It's clear they're here you just don't see them much. Soooo coooool.

hiking
2 months ago

I keep my honeybees on the farm here and took a jog around to check on them and see what forage, if any, might be available now that my friendly farmer has left me. Found lots of cherry blossoms blooming which is great as I think the bees will love these. The trees are in wet areas too so the nectar should be flowing. Say hi to my bees if you're over that way!

Another great trail run thru here on a really nice spring day (yea, May Day!). Parked way down on the promontory overlooking the Great Charles River! Sweet!

hiking
2 months ago

Some parts of the map aren’t correct, but it’s a super user friendly trail, so you’ll easily make your own loop.

Awesome loop. Bushwacked up Cedar Hill first, from the south, then noticed the remains of a few trails. I stumbled upon a mini-quarry which might explain the old trails from the north and west. Pretty cool, see waypoint on my map. Continued on Ridge Trail then bushwacked up Mine Hill to find the summit (see waypoint). Cool area up there. Finished up via Cheney and East-West. This is a cool trek, give it a try.

hiking
6 months ago

good trail. only saw a couple other people. well maintained. lots of maps. feels pretty isolated in the middle, despite being so close to the city. nice pines and leaf cover.

trail running
7 months ago

This is one of my favorite properties. Parked in the Noon Hill parking area and headed over the dam and around Holt pond to the cut-thru. Crossed Causeway Street and headed straight down to the Charles River (awesome horseshoe bend at this location). The light and views were terrific this morning! Continued clockwise out of the pine forest and thru the maple forest then to the candy cane forest to another river viewing spot. Several options on the return. So sweet!

A real treat! Started south on the Bay Circuit Trail then took in the Charles River at the horseshoe. Crossed Main Street next and visited with all those restful souls in the historic Medfield State Hospital Cemetery. Continued north to the Bill Martin Field but no airplanes were being flown today. Returned via the colonial era hay fields that surround the area. Very nice area!

It’s a tarred road, it not a walk in the woods

trail running
7 months ago

Really nice loop. Some bushwacking involved but you can avoid this if you want. A really impressive property. Go for it! Enjoy!

trail running
7 months ago

Plenty of parking at the Wheelock School. Started down paved road to right of soccer fields. Worked my way over to the town water well then turned back, no Mine Brook crossing in that area. Continued to south side of property thwarted initially by a NY-New Haven train coming down tracks. Crossed tracks then took in most of the trails, including the Bay Circuit trails, offered including the "rabbit ears" single track off-shoot trails. Nice, flat with some small hills property with open fields, GREAT for dog walking!

Beautiful hike! Pond with beaver activity was awesome! Trails were well marked. Did have to pay $5 to park (well worth it)!

liked it. would eliminate the small loop at end. Not the best marked in that part. Add loop around Holt pond instead.

trail running
8 months ago

Very nice forest trek. Parked on quiet Pond Street and started down the back of Rocky Woods via the Wilson Swamp Trail. I never knew there was so much more to explore down into Medfield. I've been avoiding the trail turn-off in that direction for years thinking there wasn't much down that way. The Woodcliff Hills Trail brings you down into the Parkinson Property then on to the Medfield Park & Rec operated Hinckley Pond. Very nice marshy area on route and tranquil forests. A must do, must see!

Very nice walk,
Shelby gives it 3 paws

Was ok. Not really challenging but nice nonetheless. Be sure to check out all the trees that the beavers toppled. Pretty cool.

trail running
9 months ago

Nice way to take in both Rocky Woods and the Trustees Fork Factory Brook properties. Be careful crossing the street!

trail running
9 months ago

A "just do it" kind of day with Tropical Storm Jose just off the coast of New England throwing plenty of wind and rain our way. The trees were swaying and the rain was pouring but it didn't dampen my spirits much. No views from Cedar Hill and all the wildlife was hunkered down so it was just a nice trail run/walk.

trail running
9 months ago

A nice trek for sure. It's always cool to see what the beaver's are up to on Echo Lake. They have downed about 50 trees to make their home, amazing. I took a little detour up Cedar Hill Knoll to check out the gorge. I love that area. Got ambushed by a little golden retriever...so cute!

trail running
10 months ago

What a great property. Did a nice loop today and enjoyed catching up with all the hard work the beavers are doing on the pond. Wow, they have sharp teeth. Continued up Mine Hill and around and then up Cedar Hill for a bit more exercise. Came down the Cedar Hill and Noanet trails past the camping spots back to my car. A perfect day!

trail running
10 months ago

A great trail run today in Shattuck. Parked in the shared area then went straight down to the river. What a great day! Continued down the trail that is shared with the Bay Circuit Trail. Discovered a new way further north to an old road that once crossed the Charles. The road was a bit overgrown but the views were worth it. Looks like you could drop a canoe in there or, more conveniently, on the other side of the river. I continued back through the woods to the park area. A wonderful trek!

Had a great run today. Parked out in the field near the entrance as some construction is going on currently at the Hospital property. Ran down the trail leading to the Charles River then around and up to the Dover-Sherborn wilderness X/C track. Came around the east side of the Medfield State Hospital property and passed the water tower on my way down to the soccer fields. Kind of wet and mucky today but, as usual, a great trail run.

trail running
10 months ago

This is a really nice, quiet area. Adjacent to the organic community farm, this property is managed by the Trustees of Reservations. There is ample parking on the Rocky Woods side of the property, be careful crossing the road as cars come flying by. I keep a few honeybee hives on the edge of this property. It's safe to walk past them just try and stay out of the honeybees flight path. It's nice to walk all the way down to the mill site to see where our ancestors used to make pitchforks back in colonial times. There is also a nice prominent ledge with limited views over the marsh and down toward the farm. A small area but very nice!

best of the best, hats off to the trustees who maintain this property. beautiful and well marked trails, multiple vistas. varied landscapes. not your typical southern MA hike

Trails are very well marked with many side trails and rocks to climb! Also, probably the 3rd trail out of 40 to actually have trail maps. Which wasn't needed thanks to this app but very helpful to those without. Will be back multiple times this year

walking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Even though I went here on a rainy day, it was beautiful and well worth getting soaked!! It's absolutely stunning

walking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Even though I went here on a rainy day, it was beautiful and well worth getting soaked!! It's absolutely stunning

Sunday, July 03, 2016

This was a great find. Some parts I would say are moderate. A very New England hike. Vistas and massive rocks. Cost to park is $5. Part of the reservations. We'll be back many times.

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