Whitehall State Park

Metrowest MA

Whitehall State Park

299 Wood St
Hopkinton  Massachusetts  01748
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

40%

Description

 
This park consists almost entirely of water: the 592 acre Whitehall Reservoir was once used as a source of drinking water. There is, however, a long, singletrack trail used for hiking and biking that encircles the reservoir.  Park at the boat launch and start from either direction.  The forest surrounding the reservoir provides plenty of gnarled, tangled roots to provide some technical aspect to your ride on otherwise mostly rock-free trails.  There are a couple rocky sections on the southern end of the reservoir.  Whitehall lies right across Pond Street from Upton State Forest, and the trails at the two parks can be connected.  – by Brenda Smith

Addition thoughts: The trail around the reservoir is quite technical at times. Even highly skilled riders will find themselves walking in places. Some hills are quite steep, both up and down. But overall it's a challenging ride, but enjoyable. The norhtern end of the trail on both sides of the reservoir is the hardest. To the east of the reservoir you'll find connections to the Cameron Highlands and Hopkinton Town Forest. Both of which have a lot of trails. (Check the map on the right at the top of this page.)
 
 

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