We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hopkin's Memorial Forest

Williamstown, MA
+1 413-597-3131
Review Highlights
A nice enough walk in the woods

Nothing terribly special here. As others have noted, just some well maintained trails through the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
New Hampshire
Tunnels of green and rolling trails.

If you enjoy walking through the woods on winding trails, then Hopkins Forest is a great spot. Do... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Read all 14 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
5 Jul 2016
“A nice enough walk in the woods”
18 May 2016
“Tunnels of green and rolling trails.”
Williamstown, MA
+1 413-597-3131
Write a ReviewReviews (14)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2016

Nothing terribly special here. As others have noted, just some well maintained trails through the woods.

Thank linkomatic
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you enjoy walking through the woods on winding trails, then Hopkins Forest is a great spot. Do not come here if you're looking for steep climbs or sweeping vistas. The trails are wide and well-maintained and there are several options, from a short loop...More

2  Thank MontereyMama83
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had Hiked up Berlin mountain in the morning so we're looking for a less strenuous hike for the afternoon. This was perfect. We Hiked the figure 8 trail which about 4 miles in length. Very little change in elevation which was perfect. The trail...More

3  Thank greenheron54
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Hokins Forest, a 3'000 acre tri-state nature reserve that is part of Williams College seves as the site for many of the college's Environmental Study Center's projects. It covers the ridge abutting the college from New York state, thru Massachusetts, into Vermont. its ,...More

1  Thank Sam H
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Very close to town. Lower loop trail provided a nice hour plus hike through woods. Many longer trails available.

2  Thank karly65
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Hopkins Forest has two trail loops that are well maintained for hiking, skiing and snow shoeing. After starting with an initial incline, the terrain is fairly level, making it a good spot for people who want to be outdoors regardless of their level of fitness....More

1  Thank Nnie V
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is a perfect place for the walking, hiking, snowshoeing. It's open all year round, it's free and pets are allowed. Very nice walking with your kids in the woods in the hot summer. Especially beautiful in the colorful foliage. You can take a long...More

2  Thank Tanya L
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you're looking for a pleasant little stroll in the woods, Hopkins Forest is the place for you. Its easy (2-3 miles?) figure-8 trail follows a lovely little brook for part of its route. More ambitious hikers can branch off and follow a trail that...More

4  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a great place for a walk. You can do the nature trail, or just walk up the path. It is open year round, and has events like Sheep to Shawl in the Fall, and Sugaring Off event in the Spring. When we had...More

2  Thank Mojo01267
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Very scenic in the early spring, with foliage just coming out and plenty of water in the babbling brook, which you pass over several times on sturdy wooden bridges. Choice of 1.5 mile lower loop or add on another 2.6 miles for the upper loop...More

3  Thank shartwell
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hopkin's Memorial Forest staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines