Blue Hills Skyline Trail

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Blue Hills Skyline Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quincy, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.7 miles 3215 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

Beautiful views, nice terrain, close to the City of Boston. Park, and walk on the north direction (.25mi) that closely follows the trail until you hit the Skyline Trail (blue marked). Take the Skyline trail West. At 1.5 miles on the Skyline Trail you will cross a road and be able to get a reservation map at the Reservation Headquarters for a nominal fee. You will successively ascend Hancock Hill, Hemingway Hill, and Wolcott Hill before you head for Great Blue Hill. Enjoy the Eliot Tower views. Shortly after the wood bridge there is the Skyline Ridge - South Trail. Keep walking west, and you will go through Houghton Hill before reaching the Reservation Headquarters again. Cross the road again and join the Skyline Trail. You have the option of retracing your steps from there, or you can also take a southern approach to your car if after Tucker Hill you head south towards Burn Hill. The trail will take you to your car.

backpacking
9 days ago

Excellent trails though some areas damaged by graffiti beautiful vistas and lots of frendly people but not too crowded.

hiking
11 days ago

The starting point in this app is not actually the beginning point, thus it was a bit confusing. I did notice the green dot trail (which I primarily followed) and the skyline trail which was apparently marked with blue blazes. The trails span far and wide and cross a road, so it was a bit confusing to find my car afterwards. I will go back again though.. now that I got the lay of the land!

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1 month ago

Love this trail. the best.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice view of Boston downtown. Cool trail.

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hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail! Its so close to Boston! When you're hiking it, you feel like you are no where near a major city! Great hike!

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

We did 10 miles of this 12.7m rocky Skyline trail in wet, leaf-covered conditions. Loved the trail - the only part that was a bit challenging was crossing Route 28. All people and dogs we met were friendly. Love this park...we'll be back!

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2 months ago

excellent trail

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hiking
2 months ago

Loved the diverse terrain!

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