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Love this trail!! I did about 4 or 5 sunrise hikes here in July and I have nothing but good things to say about the trail and the view at the top!
There is a couple very very rocky sections but the majority is a nice dirt trail

Walk on this everyday...love it!

hiking
8 days ago

Glorious!!!!! Amazing sand dunes, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even see a few seals!!! I recommend doing this trail in the early morning, it’s so peaceful.

You can easily spend the entire day on this trail. Many difficult slopes and interconnecting trails. I cast my vote to categorize this trail as 'Hard'.

hiking
19 days ago

This is a scenic and well-marked trail but unfortunately I had to turn back as I was swarmed by bugs despite multiple applications of 30% deet bug spray. Will return in a cooler, less buggy season.

hiking
26 days ago

Nice hike for the full day, very rocky indeed! We liked the view of Boston skyline at the top of the hills. We saw a really big snake, a deer, and on our way back heard some other animal roar and just ran along the trail to get away from that spot ASAP:) it was getting darker though, so I guess that’s why animals were coming closer with almost no people on the trail. So definitely a great trail, but better go in the morning-early afternoon to get back before dark.

hiking
26 days ago

Trail was okay... there is a lot of paved road, but the smaller trails off the main road are nice. Also some cool Geocache spots if you’re into that!

This is no doubt a difficult trail: we kept joking that it goes uphill both ways , because it goes up and down a lot weather you’re going in or out. There’s a LOT and difficult areas with big rocks , this is definitely not for beginners or anyone with injuries : you could shorten it to any length you want because it is a loop you can just turn around when you’re halfway to what you want to do’ we did this in preparation for the Spartan Beast and it was a great workout with challenges !

The initial push up the hill can be a tad bit tricky, but nothing anyone can't handle. Big rocks to climb over and plenty of roots in some sections. Overall, I really nice hike and it wasn't too busy when we went.

The Park is nice, well kept. The trees are fairly dense so on a hot/humid day like today, it provides some good cover. The M-M trail cuts through the park, and there's nothing tricky whatsoever about the trail.. no climbs, just a couple areas where the inclines could be described as steep. There's some old ruins up near the north end with a fire tower that is blocked off by a fence... someone of course pulled the fence back so the tower can be accessed... not that I would ever do that; I assume it's some great views. I'd summarize this as a good place for someone not looking for anything too consistently strenuous, but provides some work. Access to the park is $5 for MA residents; $10 for non-residents. You can access the M-M Trail outside the park off 141 - there's no loop however there are a series of trails you can drift around a little and arrive back to the M-M trail and get back to your vehicle... this is worth a 30-40 minute drive to get to if you want to stretch it out a bit... enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

Quiet and scenic. Lots of wildlife and add on trails to make the walk longer if desired. I walk this almost everyday.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible hike, with beautiful views! Sand dunes like you wouldn’t believe.

hiking
1 month ago

A little confusing at first, but had a great time exploring with our dog. Being so close to where we live in Newton, we’ll definitely be back!

hiking
1 month ago

Great place for an easy, moderate, or small-tougher hikes. Easy to get to from 128, and lots of parking at the park enterance off Totten pond road. Don't forget to pick up the very useful trail map at the park entrance. Trail heads are well marked but the rest of the trail isn't. We did a lot of the easier trails on the Western side of the park and a short difficult trail which was a series of steps cut into stone but which was still enjoyable. Large parts of the park is accessible by car. There are plenty of picnic tables and shelters through out the park. We also saw restrooms deep in the park. A gem of a place so close to the city!

road biking
1 month ago

Very nice hike and a good cardio workout. The view on the top was breathtaking!

trail running
1 month ago

Views of the city are nice. Lots of uphill and downhill sections at varying levels of difficulty make for a great workout spot. However, the trails lack markings and general order.

Amazing hike with an extremely rewarding finish at the ocean!

Loved this trail! Beautiful 360 view on a treeless summit upon Mt Watatic. The hike up was steep to the mountain with roots, rocks, and pine straw. The second summit down was the best view. You could see everything, even Boston!

Should definitely be rated as strenuous. Mostly steep ups and downs with scattered, lose rocks. Only a few sections have rock stairs. Also my tracker said it was 13.7 miles not 11.9. Regardless of its challenge, the Skyline Trail is the most beautiful and exciting way to experience Blue Hills . It traverses all the best hills, most have views and some have open panoramic views. On a clear day you can see Boston and the ocean. Very easy trail to follow, just look for the blue blazes. Certainly worth the effort and I would definitely hike it again.

Did a stretch of the NET Metacomet-monadnock heading north from the west cherry street entrance next to revolver range. Right off the bat while I was fumbling to set up the map on my phone a black bear was headed down the trail. He spooked and ran off! Also saw some Ravens, vultures and some type of finch that was black, red and white...all the animals pose when you don't bring your camera. 8.5 miles later I was at route 5 in east Hampton where there are many other trails including the manahan rail trail but no continuance of white blazed mm trail....and that's because of the Connecticut river! You have to either walk the main drag and over the bridge or drive...was kind of bummed that it's disjointed suddenly. But it was a good hike. I was shot so I thought it would be easier to walk the main drag back to the vehicle...not recommended...little shoulder and big trucks. Happy trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Poorly advertised as dog friendly. The access trail to this trail is not dog friendly and therefore should not be considered or advertised to be as such.

This trail is a good hike up. I love that it’s close by, easy access, can sometimes be a pain with parking on busy days. I like the option of climbing over rocks and a more adventurous ways up and down the mountain. Also good for strollers or elderly, with a paved path to walk up to. The hike up will make your blood pump, and be a decent work out.

hiking
1 month ago

Took this loop but explored off the trail in several places. Lovely light hike - saw very few people -3 runners, surprising for a beautiful Saturday. The Concord River is lovely- can swim at the bay about midway through the loop.

moderate to difficult, very rocky

Nice hike, close to Boston. It was surprisingly buggy for June, but nothing a little bug spray couldn't fix.

nice loop hike with decent views. can add additional miles by following trails to NH state line and beyond

Awesome view on the ledges. Don’t forget to stop at the memorial for a B 17 flight crew and service members that perished in a crash in 1946

Some trails could be better marked, but overall very good.

So Fun! Easy but a nice challenge too! Great place to hang out and slow down, enjoy the view!

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