Best Rail-Trails in Massachusetts

This list represents the most popular rail-trails in Massachusetts. Use this list to plan your next Massachusetts rail-trails trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Minuteman Bikeway

    5 Reviews

    Arlington, MA

    The Minuteman Bikeway has it all. It’s close to Boston, it’s historic, it’s located in a lush and beautiful area, and it’s great for families. Its historical significance is of particular note. ...
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    The Minuteman Bikeway has it all. It’s close to Boston, it’s historic, it’s located in a lush and beautiful area, and it’s ...

  • #2 Cape Cod Rail Trail

    12 Reviews

    Nickerson State Park, MA

    Cape Cod Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod Rail Trail and Nickerson State Park. It is 16.6 miles long and begins at 113 feet altitude. ...
    •  16.6 miles

    Cape Cod Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod Rail Trail and ...

  • #3 Falmouth Shining Sea Path

    2 Reviews

    Falmouth, MA

    Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Barnstable County.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole. Surface: ...

  • #4 Marblehead Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Marblehead, MA

    Marblehead is one of the nicest beach communities north of Boston. This trail forks in two directions. Both branches are pretty, and both eventually lead to the Atlantic Ocean. The charm of ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Marblehead is one of the nicest beach communities north of Boston. This trail forks in two directions. Both branches are ...

  • #5 Norwottuck Rail Trail (Francis P. Ryan Section)

    6 Reviews

    Northampton, MA

    Norwottuck Rail Trail (Francis P. Ryan Section) is a hiking and biking trail in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 146 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  2.6 miles

    Norwottuck Rail Trail (Francis P. Ryan Section) is a hiking and biking trail in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is 2.6 miles ...

  • #6 Southwest Corridor

    0 Reviews

    Boston, MA

    This urban rail-trail takes you from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain. It is used by bicyclists commuting to and from downtown and by outdoor enthusiasts looking for some fun in the sun near ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This urban rail-trail takes you from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain. It is used by bicyclists commuting to and from downtown ...

  • #7 Northampton Bikeway

    0 Reviews

    Northampton, MA

    The town of Northampton is the home to prestigious Smith College and is known for its active community government. This short but sweet bikeway is an urban greenway that links downtown Northampton ...
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The town of Northampton is the home to prestigious Smith College and is known for its active community government. This short ...

  • #8 Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

    2 Reviews

    Berkshire County, MA

    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 787 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.1 miles with ...
    •  5.5 miles

    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is 5.5 miles long and begins ...

  • #9 Nashua River Rail Trail

    1 Reviews

    Ayer, MA

    Massachusetts’s Nashua River Rail Trail is just south of the New Hampshire border. This pretty trail is only an hour’s drive north of Boston but feels wonderfully secluded, offering a nice respite ...
    •  12.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Massachusetts’s Nashua River Rail Trail is just south of the New Hampshire border. This pretty trail is only an hour’s drive ...

  • #10 Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

    1 Reviews

    Berkshire County, MA

    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 1,002 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.6 miles with ...
    •  5.3 miles

    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is 5.3 miles long and begins ...

  • #11 Marblehead Rail Trail

    0 Reviews

    Marblehead, MA

    Marblehead is one of the nicest beach communities north of Boston. This trail forks in two directions. Both branches are pretty, and both eventually lead to the Atlantic Ocean. The charm of this ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Marblehead is one of the nicest beach communities north of Boston. This trail forks in two directions. Both branches are ...

  • #12 Minuteman Bikeway

    0 Reviews

    Belmont, MA

    Named after the patriotic colonists who would be ready at a minute’s notice to face off against the British during the American Revolutionary War, the nearly 10-mile Minuteman Bikeway travels ...
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Named after the patriotic colonists who would be ready at a minute’s notice to face off against the British during the American ...

  • #13 Northampton Bikeway

    0 Reviews

    Northampton, MA

    The town of Northampton is the home to prestigious Smith College and is known for its active community government. This short but sweet bikeway is an urban greenway that links downtown Northampton ...
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The town of Northampton is the home to prestigious Smith College and is known for its active community government. This short ...

  • #14 Minuteman Bikeway

    0 Reviews

    Arlington, MA

    The Minuteman Bikeway has it all. It’s close to Boston, it’s historic, it’s located in a lush and beautiful area, and it’s great for families. Its historical significance is of particular note. ...
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    The Minuteman Bikeway has it all. It’s close to Boston, it’s historic, it’s located in a lush and beautiful area, and it’s ...

  • #15 Falmouth Shining Sea Path

    0 Reviews

    Falmouth , MA

    Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole.

  • #16 Southwest Corridor

    0 Reviews

    Boston, MA

    This urban rail trail takes you from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain. It is used by bicyclists commuting to and from downtown and by outdoor enthusiasts looking for some fun in the sun near ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This urban rail trail takes you from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain. It is used by bicyclists commuting to and from downtown ...