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Working in collaboration with the town’s Open Space Committee, Trails Around Princeton (TAP) provides public access to extensive trails ranging in scope from easy to moderate to those more challenging for experienced hikers.


•   Discover our many Trail Areas located in the area (see table and map below)TAP Logo

•   Learn more about popular Recommended Hikes

•   Participate in one of our ongoing group and family guided hikes at Princeton Hikes!


Find out more information on the Trail Areas around Princeton by selecting trails areas from the table below. At the bottom of the page, an Interactive Map shows the trailhead location for hiking areas in the region. Detail trail descriptions and maps for each hiking area can be accessed in the hyperlinks provided. A second interactive PDF map/Poster showing the trail courses (36x48") is also available here.


There are also many informal trails in Princeton which are not listed below, but are left to be explored.


We ask hikers and riders to act appropriately while using the trails. Respect the quiet of the woods, leave no trace, stay on-trail. Also, hike safely! Always wear hunter orange in the fall and dress warmly and bring microspikes in the winter.


No.TownTrail AreaMap LinkTrail MilesNotes
1PrincetonMount Wachusett


Hiker Map

2PrincetonLeominster State Forest



3PrincetonMA Audubon Wachusett MeadowMap12New
4PrincetonMidstate TrailMap Room95 
5PrincetonPLT Bullock-McElroy*2 
6PrincetonPLT Gregory-Alexander*2 
7PrincetonPLT Russell Corner*4 
8PrincetonPLT Red Fox*2 
9PrincetonCalamint Hill Trails*3 
10PrincetonCobb Brook Trails*3 
11PrincetonFour Corners*2 
12PrincetonGoodnow ParkGoodnow Map1 
13PrincetonThomas Prince Nature Trails*2 
14PrincetonSavage Hill WMA*2 
15PrincetonLovers Lane*2 
16PrincetonLittle Wachusett / Minns WMA*1 
17PrincetonEast Princeton Trails*2 
18PrincetonPoutwater Pond*2 
19PrincetonPowerline TrailsNot Available2New
20PrincetonBickford Pond*4 
        Trail Areas in Surrounding Towns
1SterlingLynde Basin - Wekepeke*4 
2SterlingRocky Brook / Pine Esker Trail*2 
3SterlingHog Hill Trails*5 
4HoldenTrout Brook Conservation AreaMap8 
5VariousCentral Mass Rail TrailMap12New
6West BoylstonWachusett ReservoirMap and Rules15New
7RutlandRutland State ParkMap10New
8HubbardstonMount Jefferson Conservation AreaMap  
9Sterling/LeominsterHeywood Reservoir/Sholan*  
10LeominsterMonoosnoc RidgeMap  
11HoldenEagle Lake Mass Audubon* New
12SterlingStillwater FarmBrochure and Map New
13WestminsterHagar ParkMap New
14WestminsterOakmont and High Ridge WMA*  
15HoldenQuinapoxit Rail and Bike Trails*  
16HubbardstonWare River TrailMap  
17SterlingStillwater River Trail*  





* Best map is included in the trail area writeup. Click the link to the left.


The Interactive Map shown below can be zoomed in or out to reveal the names of the areas. A short description of each area can be accessed by clicking on the icon. More information can be found, including links to maps (where available) by opening the details hyperlink. Generally there is parking at the locations shown in the interactive map. Documentation on guided hikes presents several options for medium length loop hikes in the area.


We welcome your suggestions! Please direct feedback via email.