Assabet River Rail Trail

Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Distance9.6mi
Elevation Gain767ft
Trailhead Elevation439ft
Top452ft
Elevation Min/Max198/452ft
Elevation Start/End439/439ft

Assabet River Rail Trail

Assabet River Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is 9.6 miles long and begins at 439 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 767 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. Along the trail there is a wetland.

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"The Esplanade, Emerald Necklace, and Arboretum are all great for a quick fix of forest close to the city. But for a real taste of the wild woods, you have to head beyond the city line and even the suburbs. This ride goes for a loop around the deep forest of Stow’s Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge some 20 miles west of Boston, then winds through the back woods along farm country and the Assabet River Rail-Trail toward Marlborough and back. Few routes hit this sweet spot of pristine and tranquil nature with such a smooth, even ride." Read more

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Trail Information

Middlesex County
Nearby City
USGS: Maynard, Hudson, and Marlborough quads; DeLorme: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, pp. 39–40
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Dec 2018