Posted on April 19, 2016 and last updated on January 17, 2022

Lake Auburn Community Center Trails, Auburn


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: Many miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: Lake Auburn, meadows

My map is incomplete.

Here you can walk for miles, but the paths are more like snowmobile tracks than narrow trails. Perhaps the loveliest part is the portion along Whitman Spring Trail, an old road blocked to most cars that follows the shoreline of Lake Auburn.  Part of the road is paved, part is gravel, and so is pretty much wheelchair accessible. But you and your dogs aren’t allowed to swim in the lake as it supplies public drinking water. From this road, you can head over to the vast trail system of Lake Auburn Community Center and the Perkins Ridge Sno-Travelers. It looks like some walkers recommend doing a loop along the lake, up to the Center (along Merkins Way (check this), across North Auburn Road and along the Horse Farm Trail.

Directions: The parking area is at the Lake Auburn Community Center, 115 North Auburn Road. When you pull into the lot, you’ll see the trailhead kiosk.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!