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Lots of cool boulders with scrambling opportunities. The hike can be customized in length and difficulty.

21 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.

It was a decent hike, but we stopped at an overlook a little before the summit because there were some bugs that looked like bees. Apart from that, it was a nice hike, and it looks like the vistas from the top are quite nice.

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.

We all appreciate different things about walking in nature or hiking. I love Petticoat because of the nature of the forest - lots of old trees and mossy rocks, beautiful plants and mushrooms. It's a special piece of land, and I feel very at home there.

beautiful views. Rocky.
difficult in winter.

2 days ago

Moderate ascent, not too tough, great views at the summit.

Decent hike. Definitely not 3 miles, made it close to 3 miles due to getting a little lost. Well marked in places, got a little confused around the power lines. It was snowy, but still fun.

great views of saugus river.

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.

Not too hard, great views from the tower on Bear Hill, conveniently located too.

Nice trail and really big area. Plenty of side paths to explore. Took my dog and we walked around for about 5 miles.

Walked the loop with my hiking friend. Such a beautiful area. Quiet, sunny, and wide open. Sparkling water, on all sides. One strip of land laid out on the water as a miniature replica of the key west 7 mile bridge. Such a great place- makes you feel lost from the world.

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?

Not too hard.

Nice hike, kinda crowded.

Nice loop and property!

6 days ago

Poorly marked, but beautiful along the brook!

7 days ago

Diggin' this rail trail! I grew up in Hudson and even got to watch the building of some of this trail. It's great for a long walk, a jog or bike ride. And it's beautifully scenic as it scrolls along the Assabet River and through the ever-growing downtown Hudson area and into Marlborough. Worth the hike, check it out. (Park in Hudson. No parking reported in Marlborough.)

Love the snow

great trail, parking is hard to find, you can see the commuter rail train coming and going during the hike.

9 days ago

trail running
9 days ago

This was a test trek. I drew the map on AT then downloaded it to my phone then went out and used it. It all worked like a charm. I like testing these things out before I use them on more ambitious hikes up on the White Mtns or elsewhere. A great app for sure!

Really great hike. Packed snow, trail broken in. Some icy spots, but did great with poles and crampons. Good training for New Hampshire!

Great hike. Don't let the fact that it's in eastern Mass fool you. The round trip hike is all up and down and is more strenuous than you think.

Great views, nice walk with various different types of scenery.

trail running
9 days ago

Started from the Miramar property as we were there doing a marriage encounter retreat. Headed down Bay Road to the main entrance and ran across the field then down to the ocean. The early morning sun was perfect, the mushy trails...not so much! Glad I brought 2 pairs of shoes! Very cool historically, this farm was cleared by some of the earliest settlers back in colonial times. Enjoy.

pretty easy, nice view at the top

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