Holliston Rail Trail Description
The Upper Charles Rail Trail is a proposed multi-use rail trail of approximately 24 miles in length that will connect the towns of Sherborn, Holliston, Milford, Hopkinton, and Ashland. The Trail in Holliston is proposed to be 6.7 miles stretching from the Sherborn to Milford town lines. The Trail will primarily be an off-road path separated from traffic. It is planned to be built as a fully accessible trail to accommodate a variety of non-motorized uses such as bicycling, walking, jogging, and cross-country skiing. Approximately two-thirds of the Trail in Holliston is completed with a 10 foot–wide stone dust surface, a distance of approximately 4 miles. The Holliston Trail connects to the paved 6.5-mile trail in Milford, providing a continuous 10.5 mile multi-use trail.
The Town of Holliston now owns the entire of the right of way in the town. The following describes the current trail conditions in Holliston:
Sherborn line to Church Street (2.5 miles): UNIMPROVED, single track, clear ground surface, poor quality surface due to loose ballast stones, marginally usable for walking and rugged mountain biking.
Central Street to Summer Street (1.6 miles): Stone dust surface installed November 2013 and December 2015, suitable for walking and biking.
Summer Street to Bridge east of Hopping Brook Road (1.0 miles): Stone dust surface installed September 2016, suitable for walking and biking.
Hopping Brook Bridge to Hopping Brook Road (0.5 miles): Stone dust surface installed September 2015, suitable for walking and biking.
Hopping Brook Road to South Street (0.5 miles): Stone dust surface installed December 2012, suitable for walking and biking.
South Street to the Milford Trail (0.3 miles): Stone dust surface installed October 2014, suitable for walking and biking. This section joins the paved, 6.7-mile Milford section of the Upper Charles Rail Trail.
• Blair Square: Off Front Street (do not park at CVS)
• Municipal Parking Lot: Off Exchange Street
• Cross Street: On-street
• Hopping Brook Road: On-street
• Weekend Parking Only: At New England Waterworks Association Building (125 Hopping Brook Road)
• NO PARKING on South Street, Chestnut Street, Wedgewood Drive, or Summer Street