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

hiking
1 month ago

Do not hike here during the night. Its not safe.Or any time for that matter.
I enjoy nighttime walks down trails, and while I have encountered the occasional druggie its always a nice stroll hearing the crickets and smelling the nighttime air. But this hiking trail is a major exception! I refuse to even shop at the stop n shop right outside the entrance! Im almost certain the place is haunted. My dog refuses to let me take him back in there unless its during the day, you can hear dogs whaling in the distance. They follow you all around at night. I swear the tree's move at night! I can hear them. Even the few campers who live there haven't been there long and all say they spend as little time deep in the reserve as possible! I know this sounds crazy but all I know is im keeping myself and my dog far away from that trail! Besides there is a much better trail to the south. I would love to see an episode of ghost adventures about this place though. But I would rather not do the investigating myself...

Trail was very quiet when I went. The falls though are a very pretty sight.

walking
2 months ago

It’s not a bad walk, but it’s right next to the highway, so it gets noisy at times. From Millbury to the end in Worcester is a little over 2.5 miles each way. It looks like they are planning on expanding the the trail soon.

Go to this trail on a rainy day and admire the waterfall!

really enjoyed this hike. we went to go see the falls after a day in the city. I was looking for a short hike but as we started to get into it we kept on expanding upon the loop until it was about 3.5miles until we got back to the car. we didn't even realize we had been out that long, the most trecherous part was at the beginning climbing up along the fall. got to say some beautiful nature, had a red tailed hawk land within feet of me and find it's dinner!

my only caution is watch for the path coming back from the paved driveway towards the falls (I forget the name). we went in where it was marked but they apparently moved the path off to our left, never saw the entrance just went in where the app told is (and was marked as a trailhead). after traversing some brush and briars we finally located the path and hopped back on, saw a sign later saying the path was moved!

great gem hidden in the outskirts of Worcester!

trail running
8 months ago

Revisited this trail today. Explored connecting trail from the school parking lot and nearby track. Basically every running surface you could ask for (except sand) is right here. Long gradual climb (or decent) on Goddard is convenient bailout.

trail running
8 months ago

So happy to find a trail run close enough to my local gym. Little bit of everything (for good trail running practice) in this tucked away space right out in the open. You won't find yourself secluded from the city here, but you won't get lost either.

Short and to the point, too residential for my taste

walking
10 months ago

3 stars good walk with the dogs it was fun to watch them explore and climb...a little buggy but that's to be expected...however where are the cascading waters?? All dried up??

trail running
10 months ago

Gets a little technical in a few spots, but was a nice jog

Four stars for a nice, short walk-hike w dog/baby and some decent uphill for Mass. Not five stars bc of the bugs.

pretty, easy trail with a bit of an uphill, limited parking, but overall a nice walk in the woods!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It's a good little hike, lot of bugs though. Welcome to nature I guess

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Pretty hike. Trail needs some tlc but still walkable. Some broken glass. Bring your bug spray

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Basic but a good spot to just do a quick loop or two.

walking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pretty trails, one big incline at the beginning and then the rest was pleasant downhills.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

This trail far surpassed my expectations. Simply beautiful

Monday, June 05, 2017

fun family hike

Monday, April 17, 2017

Good to bring small children to

Great short hike with a nice liitle cascade falls

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

it was foggy when we went there in jan. it was nice

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

love to troop thru and glance

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Short trail through a busy park

walking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Ok trails. Not much to see.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

The trails were pretty. I didn't really find the "lake" mentioned in the description, but I did not go down all trails. The low rating is due to the very large amount of broken glass on some of the main trails- so much that it couldn't be easily avoided. I went on the trails with my two dogs and found myself panicking when I realized we were surrounded by broken glass... Otherwise, the trails are obvious, well marked, nicely labeled, the scenery is beautiful and the location/parking is super convenient! I just would be careful with dogs- be super vigilant or put some dog boots on them.

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

This hike is a decent length for children. There are some steep climbs. Overall it is a rocky hike. I would not suggest jogging or running it. The waterfall was dry in August.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The hike was not very challenging. It should be rated "easy". The trail marked very well. There appeared to once be a water fall along the trail, but it has since dried out.
I can see why people have not posted pictures for this trail.... Because there is not much to post about

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Since I live locally this is the easiest trail to my house. Cons: The parking is behind the Stop and Shop on Grafton Street, tends to be an area with local kids drink and hang out in their cars. Also not a lot of trail options, I tend to do 2-3 loops and hit all the small trails in the center or go on "Closed Trails" that go by the railroad tracks. Pros: 1/4 mile from my house and the trails are quiet for being in such a populated area.

trail running
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nice little trail run with good elevation gain. Meadow trail opens up into clearing on the top.

hiking
Saturday, September 20, 2014

horrible trail broken glass not good for dogs also full of trash and grass clipings

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