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

Been hiking here 30 years now and pretty much know the forest. I would suggest a map though. There are lots of lefts of rights so you really have to pay attention. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn’t for that. Great vistas like Tippling Rock and fire tower cliff offer views of Boston. There’s a bit of history in those woods also including a Small Pox Cemetery.
Depending on the trails you choose some have challenging hills, but others offer a simple stroll with small cabins and flowing streams throughout the woods. Dogs must be leashed if you bring your furry friend. Enjoy !!!

There's much more than 3.7 miles of trails here (I regularly do 4.5-8 mile loops here) AND you can connect with other nearby trail systems. Great place for short or long easy hikes/walks, bird watching, bike rides, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hunting, fishing, and looking for tracks. Most trails are either flat dirt trails, partially paved old roads, or you can just walk the sidewalk if you have strollers or unsteady-when-standing individuals with you.

ARNWR was once a part of Fort Devens/Maynard ordinance depot and the historic ammo bunkers are still standing. The visitor center is open from 10a-4pm on weekends and is a great place to check out (especially with kids)!

Fair warnings:
This is a great find for locals & new hikers/outdoor enthusiasts BUT if you're looking for a physical challenge, you won't find it here.

The refuge boasts a large wetland and while this is ideal for wildlife viewing, during the summer it can get VERY buggy on the trails.

Dogs are not allowed on the refuge.

great Trails, nice hills and a view at tipling rock, dog friendly but on leash.

We loved this, great visitor center (where we starred)!beautiful lake, interesting military structures, we extended our walk and went to the river and loved what we saw- the rail trail, pretty bridge over the river and some side marshes. The last half of the walk was nondescript but wrapped up a great 3 hour walk

To be honest trails are flat and fairly boring . The main trail is paved . I think would be a better biking trail than hiking trail . Several old ammo bunkers on trails . Putter Pond is nice but mainly uninteresting.

Great trails, beautiful foliage views. Several raptors, waterfowl, warblers.

Great walk. flat and shaded

The loop is one of the most unique trails I've hiked. There are 7 or 8 massive concrete bunkers along the trail giving it an interesting historical element. There is a little side trail that takes you to a beautiful lake as well. The hiking is very easy and good for all levels of experience. Definitely add this to the to-do list.

9/1/17 Harry's Trail -> Towee -> Petapawag -> Powerline Trail -> Visitor Center lot. Nice walk/hike. Very few bugs.

pretty nice trail! There is a lot to see if you like nature! From birds, different types of trees, flowers.ferns. There are many trails to take. I brought my little dog with me and we had a blast. There are signs posted along the trails no horses allowed. Lol Dogs on leash are welcome!!

Pretty boring and not very scenic

Great spot for a short day hike. Tippling Rock has awesome views and on a good day you can see Boston. Hiking to the cell towers in addition to this makes for a good day. There are many trails here and you can easily come back and mix things up without worrying about venturing to far into the unknown. Nobscott is also a great spot for snow shoeing and I was even able to bag a fun downhill ski line on the steep slopes below the towers this winter.

We went during the summer and there was absolutely no blooming flowers. Understandable however it could be at least half price if there are no flowers blooming. I would go again but during spring and if their price drops. 12$$ is a lot for a walk in the woods

Pretty trail, wide and flat looping around ponds/marsh. Saw two egrets, but the bugs were really too awful to enjoy the trail on a day early August.

Pleasant, very easy walk mostly on old dirt/gravel roads through varied forest and wetlands. Along the way you'll pass over a dozen Army ammunition bunkers from World War II. Take the short Kingfisher Trail to a beautiful pond.

walking
10 months ago

I've had many great days at Garden In The Woods. It's a beautiful spot for a walk with lots of beautiful flowers and trees. Be sure to look out for turtles in the pond. If your looking for a fun activity for a sunny day, grab a scavenger hunt sheet at the visitor center and see if you can check off all the flora and fauna while walking to trails.

half dirt, half road, if you're adventurous there is an abandoned air force base about 500 feet northwest of the where it says Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge on the map (its right in that little bend that looks like a nose in the Patrol Path), and its pretty cool. Closer walk to base if you park on the northwest side in Maynard and walk in southeast or if you want the fun river and woods paths you park in Subury at the 1st (for road/woods path and 2nd parkinglot (further in) (if you want more woods and some swamp/lake paths.)

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

The view from Tippling Rock is worth it, and Ford's Folly (south of Brimstone Lane) is fun to see.

Beautiful with varied habitats. Saw sharp shinned hawk, buffleheads, and a heron rookery.

Nice trails with intersections well marked but oddly none of the maps says "you are here" and provided paper maps are unreadable.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Well marked and varied terrain. Lots of dogs and some bikes.

nice wide flat trail. peaceful.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Nice walk with kids.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Great trails to do with kids, we love it!

Peaceful hike, enjoyable paths, clean, quiet, very relaxing.

Stay away, I'd like to keep it for myself.

It's was a great flat hike. Wide trails, marked well, hard to get lost. I did 7 miles, enjoyed the wildlife and peace. Next time I will bike it!

It was an easy hike. I did a 6.2 mile loop. Which pretty much covered all the hiking trails in the park. Some of the sceneries along the trail were beautiful.

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

The Tipping Rock was awesome. I loved the landscape. It was an easy trail for the kids.

nice area for turtles, fish, and chipmunks

walking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Easy to walk with a few small challenges (for walking, not 'hiking'). Overall beautiful grounds and varying areas of foliage and nature.

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