Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

19 hours ago

One of my all time favorite places to hike in the Hilltowns!! Trail is very well kept and the scenery is absolutely beautiful!! The arches are visible all year long but are most visible in early spring or fall. Mostly flat with some moderate inclines.

Nice flat loop. I followed the blue trail which was well blazed. The people along the way were very friendly. Peaceful hike with pretty views of the lake. The only negative was the last .5 mile of the trail is along the road. It takes you over a busy bridge that passes an old mill, along another road and back into the parking lot. This would not prevent me from doing this trail again though.

Moderate ascent, decent vistas from the summit, although you can’t see particularly far.

This hike is very popular, and for good reason. The Hickey Trail leads to the summit at a moderately steep grade. The Squaw Peak Trail then traverses the ridge, where there are great views of the Berkshires. Descend via the Indian Monument Trail, which is longer and more gradual than the Hickey Trail. My only criticisms are that despite its popularity, there are no restrooms at the bottom, and there are some large cliffs at the top.

Been here only once, did not complete the trail. Where is the best place to park. I found a spot, but did not want to stay there long, there is no street parking is there?

6 days ago

Poorly marked, but beautiful along the brook!

9 days ago

11 days ago

Went for a 4 mike hike around the trails of Cat Rock on Hale Reservation. Only recorded the beginning 1.5 miles around the area for Cat Rock. Then I detoured straight for Noanet Pond and enjoyed the picnic bench by the water. I took the paved path down and back around the reservation. It was snowy and quiet on this off-season day. Multiple options for windy paths, or paved paths. Beautiful lake and interesting features to look at.

Entered Noanet from the trailhead at the end of Cedar Hill Road. Worked my way up to Noanet Peak then did some bushwacking down and around back to where I started. Trees down everywhere as we had a huge storm yesterday. A nice loop, give it a try.

Fun easy walking trails. Bring waterproof boots if you go anywhere up a week after a rainstorm

Watch your ankles! Fun trail but not for jogging.

I did this hike with my ten year old son. He is starting to enjoy hiking and so this was a perfect one for him. We took the Hickey trail which was a bit steep, made a few stops for him to catch his breath. Along this path, you will come to a nice small waterfall and stream. Right before hitting the summit, there was a cool little ledge with a nice view. Once you reach the peak, there is a 360 view. My son loved it. We then followed the Squawk peak train, into the Indian Monument trail back. This trail was pretty flat, that followed the along the main road. The entire hike took two hours, maybe slightly more. Nice... would recommend.

Parking is available in a pull-off on either side of Mill Road near the boat launch. It may not be plowed in winter. It's an easy walk with the usual New England roots and rocks in places. Many people walk dogs here. It's a popular fishing area, but not good for kayaking, as there are submerged stumps everywhere. I give it four stars for lack of diversity, but it is a nice easy walk with lovely lake views along the entire trail.

Great trails for biking and hiking , very friendly people there definitely coming back for more

Walk it with my baby daughter! Love to search for crickets on the walking bridge! Also love to stand on the middle of the bridge on a windy day and watch the swamp growth wave in the breeze!

I did this trail twice today. Once with my toddler then later with my whole family. We enjoyed it both times. Easy to follow with forks in the road for different choices. The kids loves the bridges and the water. We saw plenty of birds and ducks in the am but only ducks in pm. Great trail for the whole family especially with Kids.

Awesome hike! Beautiful trails and 300 degree view from the top..my 5 year old with a lil motivation and carrying up a few yards here and there was able to get to the summit..will def be hiking here again

This trail has 2 beautiful waterfalls and great views from a ledge high above the lake and river. The hardest trail to find on the route is the steep trail that goes up to the ledges from the river. It is not well marked or well traveled. If you decide to go uphill on this trail, look for a reflector on a tree on the left and some red and blue ribbons on the trees on the right and confirm with your ALLTrails app. If you get confused, just keep going uphill. If you go up that way first and walk along the ledges trail, toward Spirit Falls, you may not be able to cross the falls at the top if the water is high. You may want to go up the trail that follows the falls first (the farthest one - just south of "Tall Timbers" on the map). If you can't cross at the top to return along the ledges, at least you have seen Spirit Falls and can retrace your steps without doing the loop. Late winter or spring is best if you want to see the falls ripping and roaring. Bring microspikes (maybe snowshoes, too) in winter and early spring as parts of the trail can be icy. Parts of the trail are steep and rocky. Don't forget to look for a short trail that goes out to a bench on the ledges where you'll have a great view of the lake and river. It's just south of where it says "The Ledges" on the map. The trail is fine in the summer, but don't expect a lot of water at the falls.

25 days ago

Very enjoyable (about 1 hour) walk around the pond. Wide flat trail. We saw friendly people and dogs every few minutes and had plenty of time for private conversations. I will walk this trail again.

Great place to go for a quick hike! Easy trail, simple to follow, my dog loved it!

dont come here.

we've spent too much time getting familiar with this place. Read it's history. its very real. This place is dangerous and there are strange practices happening here.

multiple unsolved murders, one as recent as 20 years ago should be enough to scare off tourists.

Have felt in danger on multiple occasions here. Stay away.

Always a nice hike although today it was quite muddy. But who can complain about a 70 degree day in February. A little ice but it and the mud was fairly easy to get around.

I Like it.

Went for a trail run here today, what a terrific property. Plenty of parking and plenty of space for hiking and trail running. Even nice for a picnic as I noticed a bunch of tables up by the house.

1 month ago

Beautifully maintained trails with varied terrain. Forest and open fields, great views to the west.

Great views from top of orchard. 270-degree views to the west, north and south.

I live this trail. It’s a little bit of an investment of time, not your usual stroll in the park (pardon the pun). The pond adds a nice magic to it all.

Rocky trail with several scenic overlooks. Viewing platform at the top. Recommend good footwear. Avoid when rocks are wet especially links like the Bicentennial trail. Treasure this place so close to home.

This was a wonderful hike/walk in the ice and snow. but I would not call it hard or sometimes even moderate. It might be listed that for its length but not the terrain.

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