The Wilderness at Franklin Park - Trail Running
Aptly named, the peaceful trails in Boston's Franklin Park serve as a wooded sanctuary for trail runners.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The variation in terrain — from trails with paved portions, to grassy singletracks, to wood chips, to gravel, to dirt, to rocks and roots — may be bothersome for runners who rely on steady footing to find their pace, while others may find it keeps them mentally present.
Time To Complete
Running routes in Franklin Park can be customized, but the winding Wilderness Loop is about 1.0 miles. To explore the entirety of The Wilderness at a relaxed pace, allot 35 minutes.
Franklin Park's dirt trails can easily become muddy and flooded during the Spring, and trail erosion is of particular concern to the area's conservation groups. To help maintain the land's natural features, runners should avoid going off the recommended course.
On Leash Only
- Coastal Paddling
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling