Center Trail


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Center Trail Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Middlesex
Length: 0.6 miles
Trail end points: Main St./SR 135 west of Pleasant St. and Loop Rd. behind Hopkinton High School
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6702345

Center Trail Description

The Center Trail runs for less than a mile from Hopkinton's downtown to its high school and middle school, providing a safe route to school for thousands of students. The wooded trail, which once suffered from a rough surface and poor drainage, was recently upgraded with a smoother stone dust surface, making it a popular place to exercise and relax for residents of all ages.

The trail uses a long dormant rail corridor, crossing three restored bridges on its trek through the woods. Immediate plans call for the extension of the short trail south to Chamberlain Street, but in the long-term, the Center Trail will become a crucial component of the Upper Charles Trail. More than 10 miles of that trail are already complete from Holliston to Milford, but future sections will branch out from Hopkinton, heading southeast to Ashland, Sherborn and Holliston, and due south to Milford on the same former CSX rail bed.

Parking and Trail Access

Limited parking for the Center Trail can be found at the Hopkinton school complex athletic fields on Loop Road (off Hayden Rowe Street).

Center Trail Reviews

Great for families & kids

Clean, gravel trail right near downtown Hopkinton. Perfect for bikes, kids and strollers. Longer trail, but many small dirt paths along the route for more nature style walking. My 20 month old loves exploring here. The only con is the parking.. there is none unless you enter by loop road (behind Hopkins school by the fields).

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