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

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trail running
2 months ago

The course itself is ok. Quiet, mostly decently maintained.

The signage is hot garbage. I saw at least 3 signs that falsely said the trail was ending. Some of the places where it crosses streets are well-marked, some are misleading, and some are not marked at all.

I honestly don't know if I got to either end of the trail. Good grief.

trail running
5 months ago

Kind of a weird windy trail that cuts through everything from backyards to small parks to riverfront. But not bad for a nice afternoon run. Don’t be thrown by the concrete. There are parts that get real muddy if it rains.

trail running
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

As of mid-July 2017 the South Bridge Street parking lot is closed with no posted explanation. As a result, fewer people are using this section of the trail resulting in the dumping of trash by interlopers. It's a shame. This beginning part of the trail could be very nice. The rest of the trail is pieced together from various trails and parks with some local roads required. Not a bad outing for a run/ride. To extend the trip beyond the end of the Greenway, follow the map. The bridge over 202/206 is ramped for easy riding. The other side of the highway features a nice wooded part of the trail. My round trip was 7.7 miles.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This trail is a quiet, paved path that follows Peters Brook through Somerville. There is a small parking lot on South Bridge Street, off of 206 for the Greenway. There are small green signs that direct walkers where to go, although most of the route is off street. The western end of the trail follows Mountain Avenue and then a ramp for 202. There is a large pedestrian overpass over 202 where the trail continues through a wooded park making a loop. You could also access the trail here behind the Somerset Shopping Center. The trail gets some local use, but was pretty quiet. It follows the brook closely for much of its length.

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017