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Rocky Narrows

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S Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770
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4 miles of trails

Nice place to stretch your legs over varied terrain. We parked off of Forest street and I ran the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
dave d
Bradford, Massachusetts
A Nice Hike with Various Terrain

Although its late fall, there's still plenty of autumn colors which makes for a really nice... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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By foot or canoe, enjoy incomparable views of the Charles River at its most serene as it slowly winds between granite walls. Or amble among pine groves and past wetlands along seven miles of trails and footpaths.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“forest street” (2 reviews)
“charles river” (9 reviews)
“terrain” (3 reviews)
S Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nice place to stretch your legs over varied terrain. We parked off of Forest street and I ran the red and blue trail. There was a mix of wider trail and narrow. The two overlooks were nice and featured a view of the Charles River.

1  Thank dave d
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Although its late fall, there's still plenty of autumn colors which makes for a really nice woodland hike. Hubby & I took advantage of a few hours on a recent Sunday to get out and enjoy surroundings we've not yet explored. Rocky Narrows is part...More

1  Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 21 April 2016

New England woodlands are just wonderful. I'm so thrilled to have grown up in them and still have them available so near by. And there are so many places to go and find something new. Getting there is half the fun and finding a place...More

2  Thank RiverRoadRider
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a wonderful area full of many different habitats and a variety of trails. Well marked and maintained. Limited parking keeps the crowds small but beware that you might not find a spot for your car.

1  Thank lcohen9
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Beautiful place for a quiet walk and the hike to the overlook is not as challenging as I thought after reading the description on line. Very limited parking is available but that ensured not encountering crowds.

Thank Capcodder
Reviewed 1 August 2013

There are miles of hiking trails here. This is a Trustees of Reservation property. It was their first property, acquired from Frederick Law Olmstead in 1897. Some of the trails are part of the Bay Circuit. The vistas from the higher ledges are outstanding. It's...More

1  Thank CJ B
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Lovely spot for hiking near the city. Fantastic views of the Charles River, woods and river flats. Lots of different ways to approach the King Phil Overlook - avoid the trails used by the horses. The horses cause a lot of erosion and the trails...More

2  Thank frugalyankee
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Great place to stroll with smaller folk. With the two major lookout points over the Charles River, its not just a hike - but you have a destination to motivate anyone. Hardly ever see too many people which is nice, its a beautiful spot that...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Great walking on different terrain. Wonderful view of the river from lookout. Walks can be short or longer depending on route. Map available.

1  Thank summertime117
Reviewed 25 February 2012

not big, not much variation in terrain. Parking better than normal. Good if you are local, otherwise easy to find better.

1  Thank tom3w
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