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Best trails in Worcester

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Looking for a great trail near Worcester, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Whitehall State Park or Great Brook Farm State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Watatic Mountain State Wildlife Area or Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Worcester ranging from 0.6 to 11.2 miles and from 383 to 1,062 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Worcester
Top trails (12)
#1 - Cascade Falls Loop Trail
Cascades Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
A great hike if you'd like to take a step out of Worcester and experience nature close-by. The waterfall is gorgeous especially in Spring when wild flowers bloom along the trail. Many side trails allow this short walk to be turned into an afternoon hike. An old dump with interesting objects can be found in the woods on the opposite side of the loop from the falls. Show more
#2 - Broad Meadow Brook Trail
Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Area
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Note: As of September 2020, due to COVID-19 measures, trails are only one way and are blocked off at some sections. However, the majority of the trails are still open. More information here: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook/about Only the north-eastern section of the trail (Troiano Brookside Trail) and the dirt and boardwalk Sensory Trail by the Visitor Center are considered wheelchair and stroller friendly by the park website (https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook/about/trails). The Sensory Trail can be viewed on its own trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/broad-meadow-sensory-trailShow more
#3 - Blackstone River Bikeway
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#4 - Broad Meadow Sensory Trail
Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Area
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
This trail begins at the butterfly garden by the Visitor Center and continues along part of the Holdredge and Frog Pond Trails. It is one of Mass Audubon’s interpretive trails and includes a rope and post guidance system and 14 interpreted stops (accessible by print and audio files). The other trails in the park that are considered wheelchair and stroller friendly are listed on their website here: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook/about/trails Accessibility: The trail surface is part boardwalk and part packed stone dust. The typical width is at least four feet and the estimated grade is mostly flat with some steep areas above 5%.Show more
#5 - Worcester East Side and Blue Trail
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
#6 - Green Hill Loop
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
#7 - Midstate Trail: Browning Pond to Barre Falls
Oakham State Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
#8 - Elm Loop Trail
Elm Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
A leisurely walk around the pond at Elm Park in an urban environment. It is perfect for a picnic with the family and the kids can enjoy playing at the playground or watching the birds. Great blue heron or red tailed hawks are often visible to those with a keen eye.Show more
#9 - Perkins Farm Trail
Perkins Farm Conservation Area
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 31 m
#10 - Waterfront Loop
Quinsigamond State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 28 m
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