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      Seven miles of trails, including those that pass through the adjacent 150-acre Sherborn Town Forest. Moderate hiking and biking, strenuous in places. The property is a link in the Bay Circuit Trail.

      By foot, bike 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.

      What makes Rocky Narrows a special place?
      We think it’s the riverside location and great paddling as well as the reservation’s blend of mixed forest and wetlands that make for varied, and memorable, experiences. The reservation – The Trustees’ first – showcases the Charles River at its loveliest: a pastoral stream slowly moving between ancient cliff walls and steeply wooded hillsides.

      Paddlers justifiably regard this stretch of the meandering, 80-mile Charles River as just about ideal. Canoeist or kayaker, river veteran or newcomer, you’ll revel in its gentle current and spectacular natural surroundings. A mixed forest of hardwoods and evergreens once again blanket a landscape cleared long ago for farming, and the 50-foot rock walls that form the Narrows themselves date back 650 million years.

      For a change of scenery, emerge from your boat at the landing and head out on foot across miles of carriage roads and footpaths through rocky uplands and resurgent forest. A two-mile hike follows the river’s edge south before reaching successive overlooks. Rocky Narrows Overlook takes some effort to reach, but you’ll be rewarded with views of steep, hemlock covered cliffs that form a narrow river passage – the landmark that gives the reservation its name.

      Further south along the trail is a granite bluff that bears the name King Philip, the Wampanoag chief who warred against the early settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. From King Philip’s Overlook (in Sherborn Town Forest), visitors can view the marshes of Medfield and Millis, with Noon Hill on the distant horizon.

      If the forests, wetlands, and riverbanks you explore here seem larger than 274 acres, that’s because they are: Rocky Narrows brackets the Sherborn Town Forest on three sides. This successful model of public/private land conservation has resulted in almost 400 suburban acres protected from development.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Rocky Narrows Parking Area google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Please stay on marked trails. Mountain biking is permitted only on designated trails. Trails are closed to mountain biking March 1 to April 30, during muddy season. See Regulations and Advisories at website link for more information.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 24, 2019

      Stats

      State Ranking
      #148
      Trails (view details)
      32
      Trails Mountain Bike
      32
      Trails Hike
      32
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Trails Horse
      32
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      848 ft
      Total Vertical
      147 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      258 ft
      Reports
      30
      Photos
      30
      Ridden Counter
      203

      Popular Rocky Narrows Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Past Week
      • 1 rides
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      Photos of Rocky Narrows Mountain Bike

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      trail: RN3 Blue
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      Sep 15, 2019 @ 7:39am
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      Recent Trail Reports

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      RN9
      Dec 24, 2019 @ 11:37am
      Dec 24, 2019
      Icyrleeman SFTA
      RN18
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 8:18am
      Dec 23, 2019
      Snow Coveredrobertwolff2 cleared log
      RN3 Blue
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 8:08am
      Dec 23, 2019
      Icyrobertwolff2 cleared log
      RN6
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 8:07am
      Dec 23, 2019
      Snow Coveredrobertwolff2 cleared down tree
      RN23
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Dec 22, 2019
      DryKfrankel
      RN17
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Dec 22, 2019
      DryKfrankel
      RN1 Red
      Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:59am
      Dec 3, 2019
      Snow Coveredrobertwolff2Backcountry Ski Small tree down across trail, can ride...
      RN8
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 6:07am
      Nov 16, 2019
      Dryrleeman SFTA Left the big one as a MTB feature.
      RN7
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 5:51am
      Nov 16, 2019
      Dryrleeman SFTA Cleared 11/16/19
      RN14
      Oct 26, 2019 @ 7:14am
      Oct 26, 2019
      Dryrleeman SFTA Clear

      Activity Feed

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      user #1989984robertwolff2commentreportRN17
      Dec 27, 2019 @ 3:54pm
      Dec 27, 2019
      user #1662588rleemanaddreportRN9
      Dec 24, 2019 @ 11:37am
      Dec 24, 2019
      user #1989984robertwolff2addreportRN6 and 3 more
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 7:42am
      Dec 23, 2019
      user #1740751KfrankeladdreportRN17 and 1 more
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Dec 22, 2019
      user #1662588rleemanaddreportRN18
      Dec 1, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Dec 1, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1989984robertwolff2reportRN17Walked the length of the trail and removed...
      Dec 27, 2019 @ 3:54pm
      Dec 27, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Farm Pond 50.6 km
      Sherborn Town Forest - South 5 131 km
      Sewall Brook 5 31.3 km
      Nason Hill Woods 71.5 km
      Sherborn Town Forest - Central 11 171.6 km

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