Explore the most popular road biking 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.

mountain biking
1 day 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.

Walk on this everyday...love it!

This is a lovely walk around the fenced Fresh Pond reservoir. There’s a cute little dogs-only swimming area at Little Fresh Pond. Dogs are supposed to be on leash the rest of the walk, but unfortunately, most folks ignore that and let their dogs run loose. Not sure why it’s rated moderate here; the main trail is flat as a pancake and paved! A very nice walk for a day when you can’t get out of the city.

Great lunchtime hike!

mountain biking
9 days ago

mountain biking
15 days ago

What a well maintained scenic trail system. I will be back for sure had a great time!!!

One of my favorite destination whenever I am in the city. The Longfellow bridge has been renovated now so it's a nice scenic river walk. I enjoyed the Charles River Esplanade area the most and there is a nice children's playground that kids will enjoy. I also enjoy watching all the sail boats on the Charles River and all the busy tour duck boats.

The sunset from here is absolutely spectacular as I've seen it many times. The Storrow Drive side is definitely the more scenic side but the Memorial Drive side is pretty good as well. In the evening, you will generally find plenty of photographers doing long exposure photography of Boston's skyline.

on Norwottuck Rail Trail

road biking
17 days ago

Such a beautiful trail. Nice and smooth and wide. Very well marked road crossings. Bike pull offs with benches. A couple nice ice cream and food places along the road in the Northampton section. We continues onto the Manhan section to Look Park in Florence. This trail was narrower and a rougher surface and no benches that we noticed. Look Park was beautiful. Our total ride was 31.1 miles round trip

walking
19 days ago

Nice easy walk, beautiful area. Was there on a Saturday and it wasn't too crowded. People were nice and courteous. It was fun to learn as we walked! Brought my pup with me but kept him on leash, he had fun exploring the trail as well. Will definitely be back again.

Beautiful trail, and nicely done. The view of the ocean is gorgeous and there is always something to see on the trail. 21 mile never went so fast! Definitely recommend!

Parts feel as if your in Colorado. Spectacular meadows studded with exotic evergreens. Magnificent

mountain biking
28 days ago

Solid trail. Good climbs for intermediate level. There are beginner trails as well. Technical, climbs and downhills.

Always fun at Harold Parker Forest trails

Bucolic. Views of ocean and kettle ponds with benches for taking in the scenery.

road biking
30 days ago

Beautiful views the whole way!

Very fun bike ride. Lots of places to rest, picnic.

road biking
1 month ago

What a great trail. 1st time down the Cape biking. Can't say anything bad about it. Biked the whole thing and did some side road biking too.

road biking
1 month ago

Bruce Freeman rail trail is now expanded into Acton. The description should be updated to inform walkers and cyclists the features of the full rail trail. The new section called Phase 2 begins in Westford at Rt. 27. The new section includes Westford, Carlisle and Acton. The new section has mile markers and I believe better warning lights at the crossings. There is a bridge that crosses Rt. 2. Many beautiful upgrades to the new section which is all paved as is the first phase. Many benches. There is a winding section that is pretty fun to ride on that is parallel to some businesses. There is a beautiful engraved granite marker pointing you to which direction to continue with miles listed to the towns on the rail trail. At this marker, the rail trail turns toward Acton or you can ride into a park.

awesome ride to the beach and back. went off route couple times to check things out. Great campground along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Main part and half of trail is about 1+ yard width. Good for running sprint 1mile for training. Recommend you go counterclockwise because steep part will be uphill and you won’t risk your knees or slippage.

trail running
1 month ago

Ugly path. At least on the initial section I ran on.

road biking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous views. Huge hills, definitely not for a beginner.

Incredibly crowded late on a Sunday morning in July, and the summit is VERY crowded with noisy families due to a parking area near the top. Views are nice but not spectacular, obscured by towers and tourists. There’s a lot of up and down, a very indirect way to the top (but a nice workout with a few overlooks). I took the left fork at the beginning of this loop so I summited near the end of this hike... I think I would have been too annoyed with the circuitous route to finish had I gone the other way!

Great ride. Rockport is a bit heavy with traffic, but the rest of the ride is very nice. Great views.

road biking
1 month ago

Stop at the Beachcomber!

road biking
1 month ago

Nice trail around the pond. Beautiful at 5:00 pm

Beautiful views and just a nice chill ride

This is a nice way to see the eastern part of Martha's Vineyard. Take the ferry to Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs to gain access to the bike path. The bike path is not continuous but covers over 80% of the route recorded. From Vineyard Haven pass through East Chop and check out the lighthouse on Telegraph Hill. Continue to Oak Bluffs then on to Edgartown (passing a good mile of beach area) where you can catch another short ferry to Chappaquiddick Island. Continue on Chappy Road east to the Trustees property at Cape Poge. This is a nice area to beach or go overland to the northern part of Cape Poge to see the Poge Lighthouse. A wonderful ride!

road biking
1 month ago

Love this trail! Bike it every week now! Beautiful views, smooth surface - especially now that they just finished resurfacing the upper part near NH - no more bumps and roots!

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