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

Pretty. You can hear the ocean but can’t see it for most of the path. It looks like the path will be washed away at some point. We went at low tide. It seems like the water fills in around the path at high tide.

hiking
25 days ago

Sentier très large et droit. On y croise quelques petits plans d'eau. On peut prendre des embranchements qui semblent servir pour les 4 roues, ce qui nous mène un peu plus loin en foret. Pourrait même se faire en chaise roulante. C'est comme une piste cyclable sans asphalte. Très court et facile.

Good trails and very quiet. Great for taking out the dogs and tiring them out

This is a very easy trail, perfect for watching the sun set over the marsh. The railroad tracks were interesting; be careful as you get closer to the Pamet River, as some of the trail has eroded. Even in late November, some wild flowers were still blooming on the side of the trail sheltered from the bay winds.

Short but enjoyable walk. Glass can be found at certain areas but if you stay to the outside, its possible to avoid. Many people walk dogs off-leash and do not clean up, so watch your step! Been going 2-4x per week for about a year and rarely see more than 1-2 ppl with dogs on trail and have not felt scared other than seeing the guy with 2 German Sheppard's who says his dogs are "friendly" (hint* they are not)

Deep woods swamp loop that traverses the heart of Lawrence Swamp! Includes multiple road walks, connections with the Robert Frost Trail, and the Norwottuck Rail Trail, bridges, and a tipi! Lawrence Swamp is an incredible wildlife habitat! Best hiked in winter IMO.

beautiful trails. went with my husband son amd Mother in law. it was a beautiful day

Easy trail to ride and so beautiful

very nice for family walking, biking, etc.

Decent rail trail. A bit short for biking. Better suited for walking/running. No bathrooms at either trail head. There is a johnny on the spot in a parking lot in downtown Hudson. Otherwise you need to invade one of the businesses along the trail.

Multiple street crossings. But they all have pedestrian activated lights and drivers are respectful and stop.

walking
3 months ago

Always amazing no matter what part of the season,nice to walk all year long.

trail running
4 months ago

Perfect jogging route if you prefer a paved path. Very gentle inclines. Very well maintained. Not at all crowded on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. There are benches and fences at intervals that are handy for stretching. Road crossings have signals that give crossers the right of way. I parked in the municipal lot on Jefferson St. behind Kelleher Field.

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy walk. Trail is wide and well maintained. Not strenuous at all. Was lucky enough to see some people training dogs in a field along the left, I believe as police canines-very cool.

pure tension relief. great riding for fun. leaf peeping will only enhance its beauty in next few weeks.

Very well marked and maintained with some stores and Cafe's within reach during your ride. There are both walkers and bikers sharing the oath which could get busy in populated areas but nothing to stop anyone from enjoying the day. We road from Dennis Bike Rentals to Nickerson State Park and back which was about 18 to 20 miles round trip.

road biking
4 months ago

Wish it was longer.

awesome trail, great scenery and well maintained

Varied leisurely hike, from a flat trunktrail , to grassy lanes, onto woodland trails with short mileage on a country road. Saw no wildlife, but did enjoy scenic brooks, shallow ponds, all in a peaceful setting.

trail running
4 months ago

Much better as a biking or jogging path than hiking. Flat packed dirt. Busy during peak fitness times. Good option for runners who want a long flat route with minimal road crossings.

mountain biking
4 months ago

me and my 4 year old son did the trail recently...really clean, basically flat with small inclines..perfect for a younger kid or someone who wants to get a few miles in...a few side trails that loop to and from the main trail, so it can be extended if you wish...nice pond about .5 miles in is a nice picture spot.

hiking
4 months ago

I have enjoyed every minute of it. The trails is very well maintained and clearly marjed. It is very scenic with multiple rest areas. A busy family friendly trail yet very quiet and can enjoy nature. Multiple smaller trails emerge from the main trail and you can customize your hike to any length or elevation challenge that appeals to you. Highly recommend it and will be back again.

Nice ride

hiking
4 months ago

The trail itself is nice, though the last portion cuts through neighborhoods, which is weird.

The best parts are the side trails through the woods and a swamp walk.

Great 5K loop out and back, relatively flat, and few people. Description is not correct – this is not a dog friendly trail. Except for 200 yards at one end, dogs are barred by the Massachusetts DCR.

road biking
4 months ago

Beautifully paved trail. The last 10 miles were hard but absolutely amazing. I saw a snake, a turtle and lot and lot of chipmunks. I did this all the way to end beyond Dennis 0 mark and came back. Somehow my recording shows 47.1 miles total. I took a detour to fort hill so I have stopped the recording and started again when I am back on CCRT. Now I ended up with two recordings.

The trail was scenic and well maintained. it's ideal for families, folks who want an easy stroll in the woods, and a non-technical cycle. I trail ran it and would classify it as easy, not moderate. the trail is pretty good to run along with a couple steep bits at the turning point. I think m it'd be a fun trail to cross country ski later in the year.

This was our first time here and my kids and I loved it. I walked, they rode their bikes. My only issue was finding where to enter the trail. We started downtown and it wasn't marked, at least nothing I could see. I was able to ask someone walking by and they showed me where the path was.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice, easy trail for biking. Mostly flat and all paved. Starts out at Cross Point towers in lowell provides a pleasant, mostly shaded ride with a lake/beach along the way. Bring a lunch and relax at the picnic tables, or grab a slice of pizza at Zesty’s along the way in Chelmsford.

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