Trail Map Library

Follow this link for a pdf version of the newly created brochure on Reading's Town Forest, conservation lands, and other open spaces. Get To Know Your Backyard was created by Grace Stroman as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award. The guide is also available at the Town Clerk's counter in Town Hall ($5).
The maps and apps below were created by the Town of Reading GIS division. New trail maps are developed under the guidance of the Trails Committee. See the GIS Map Library for other Reading maps. All maps are subject to the disclaimer here. For more information about conservation lands see the Conservation Department page.

Parks & Recreation Finder

New! Find parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and trails with this application. Search by activity, address, or park name. Try it from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.


Reading Trails - A Map Tour

Check out this interactive, map-driven tour of Reading trails. Use it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

This map shows Reading conservation areas and the Town Forest. Access points and dedicated parking lots are indicated. The general location of trails is shown - these will be updated as new mapping is completed. 
Aberjona River Headwaters Trail thumbnail and link 

Aberjona River Headwaters Trail (11"x8.5")

The trail from Lowell Street to Willow Street through the Maillet Conservation Area was improved in 2019.  The map also shows the proposed branch of the trail from the Aberjona River to Hunt Street.  The proposed trail will be funded by a Massachusetts DCR Recreation Trails Grant.

This map has been updated to reflect recent work by the Trails Committee and volunteers. The map includes the Mattera Conservation Area.
The Biller Conservation Area includes the Lobs Pound Mill Site and Marion Woods.

Evergreen Trail Map (11"x8.5")

The Evergreen Trail goes from Kylie Drive to Charles Street.


Higgins Conservation Area Trail Map (11"x8.5")

The HigginsTrail connects Birch Meadow Park to Henzie Street and Criterion Road.

 Hunting Map (11"x8.5")
See the Ipswich River Greenway page for more information.
See the Ipswich River Greenway page for more information.
The Kurchian & Sledge Woods map includes a new trail connection between the two conservation areas. The new trail passes through the Nichols Wood Lot owned by the Reading Open Land Trust.
Walkable Reading, a local community group, developed the walking routes shown on this map. A description of each route can be found here

Town Forest Trail Map (11"x8.5")  Major trails are shown in Reading's largest conservation area.

Here's a fun quiz for the family. Can you find these kid-friendly spots? Answers are on the back along with a map of conservation areas.