Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
305.00 ft (92.96 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
6.50 mi (10.46 km)
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Located in the scenic and quintessential New England town of Concord, Massachusetts, Estabrook Woods is a perfect scenic conservation land featuring beautiful forests, picturesque lakes, and well-maintained trails. Within Estabrook Woods, the old Two Rod Road is a great walking or running trail with an easy grade. Two Rod Road combined with the Davis Corridor allows one to walk all the way from the beginning of Two Rod Road on Monument Street in Concord to Rt. 225 in Carlisle.

There are several parking areas for Estabrook Woods, but the beginning of Two Rod Road is located near Monument Street. The parking area is small, for only about four to six cars, and the trailhead can be found by walking down the adjacent driveway. Two Rod Road forks off to the right (north) and continues past Hutchins Pond, which is a very scenic area that usually has perfectly still reflections and is especially beautiful in autumn. Just past the pond, there is a three-way intersection, at which point Two Rod Road continues to the right and continues away from the pond.

The road leads in a mostly straight line through scenic, quiet forests for the next 1.8 miles, where hikers can turn right to head along the Davis Trail. This path through the Davis Corridor leads an additional 1.0 miles until it reaches Rt. 225 in Carlisle, where hikers can turn around to return via the same path, or explore other trails within Estabrook Woods. The trails, many of which used to serve as old carriage roads, are mostly doubletrack paths, and mostly easy with just a few rocky sections. Although many of the trails in Estabrook Woods are not well signed or marked, most trail junctions within Carlisle have signs with the trail names. However, the trails are always easy to follow.

Some of the Estabrook Woods conservation area lies within private property boundaries. While enjoying the scenery and peacefulness of the area, be sure to respect the landowners as well as leave-no-trace principles during your visit.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Scenic ponds. Not crowded. Easy terrain.

Cons

Limited parking options.

Trailhead Elevation

184.00 ft (56.08 m)

Highest point

233.00 ft (71.02 m)

Features

Historically significant
Near lake or river
Old-growth forest

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

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