Danforth Falls Loop Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.2 miles
Time Estimate: 30 mins+
Elevation Gain: 207 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Limited
Description

For a new adventure when you don’t have much time, try this short 1.2-mile loop trail in Hudson, Massachusetts. Not only is it a nice little dog-furiendly walk in a peaceful and safe area, but it is also chock full of natural beauty such as the namesake, Danforth Falls, wooded bliss, and a pawesome pond. 

Located in the Danforth Conservation Area right behind the small (but free) barking lot, the Danforth Falls Loop Trail can be found by following some yellow triangles used as markers that will guide you to the trail’s entrance. Be sure to bring some H20 and plastic baggies to pick up after Fifi and keep her on a leash the whole time. 

Within the furst few hundred feet, you will come to the bridge that takes you over the pond where you can get some pawsitively gorgeous views. At the second bridge, just a few steps away, take a few minutes to be still and listen to the sounds of nature. 

You will likely see plenty of all kinds of wildlife on this wonderfully wooded hike. The area is full of squirrels, deer, rabbits, chipmunks, and many other little critters, so be sure your fur buddy stays leashed. About one-half mile through your hike, you and your pup will come to the Danforth Falls, which it what makes this spot so pawpular. 

On the last half of your trek, the trail meanders along the creek, and the water flowing over the rocks sounds magical. The best time to enjoy this section is right after a spring rain, when the water is rushing along nicely. 

You and your poochie will absolutely love this trail!

Trail Features
Loose Terrain, Muddy, Rocky, Forest, Lake, River, Easy Incline, Wetland, Grassland
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The parking lot only holds a few cars, so get there early or have someone drop you off.
Address
Danforth Conservation Area, Lincoln Street
Hudson, MA 01749
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Address
Danforth Conservation Area, Lincoln Street
Hudson, MA 01749
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset