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Best trails in Blue Hills Reservation

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Looking for a great trail in Blue Hills Reservation, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 51 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 27 moderate trails in Blue Hills Reservation ranging from 1.4 to 8.6 miles and from 72 to 633 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Blue Hills Reservation is a 6000 acre state park located only 10 miles south of downtown Boston, covering parts of Quincy, Canton, Braintree, Milton, Dedham, and Randolph. It's one of the largest parcels of undeveloped recreation land within the Boston area. A vast network of multi-use trails offers a variety of year-round activities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing. The varied terrain includes wetlands and forests, and the rolling hills provide access to great views. From from mid-December to mid-March you can do downhill skiing at the beginner-friendly Blue Hills Ski Area. In the park you can also find the Blue Hills Trailside museum, offering both indoor and outdoor animal exhibits. This museum is affiliated with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Parking is available across the street from the Reservation Headquarters on Hillside Street, or at the parking lot at Houghton's Pond.

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Map of trails in Blue Hills Reservation
Park information
Acreage:
7000 acres
Contact
617-698-1802
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Top trails (51)
#1 - Great Blue Hill via Skyline Trail
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
This relatively short hike in the forests of the Blue Hills Reservation has some great views of the Boston skyline. Eliot Tower is a fantastic lookout point to see the entire Boston region. Although tShow more
#2 - Blue Hills Skyline Trail
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
NOTE: The route on this page has the hiker starting at the eastern terminus on Willard Street and going west. Hikers can also start from the western terminus. This alternate route can also be found onShow more
#3 - Blue Hills Skyline Loop
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Blue Hills Skyline Loop is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Quincy, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#4 - Ponkapoag Pond Trail
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Ponkapoag Pond Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Randolph, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#5 - Rattlesnake and Wampatuck Hills Trail
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 58 m
Rattlesnake and Wampatuck Hills Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Quincy, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#6 - Buck Hill
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Buck Hill is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Milton, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature Show more
#7 - Skyline Loop
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
Skyline Loop is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Milton, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#8 - Great Blue Hill via Coon Hollow Path
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 51 m
Great Blue Hill via Coon Hollow Path is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Milton, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The tShow more
#9 - Blue Hills Skyline Trail: Route 138 to Willard Street
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
A point-to-point hike across the Blue Hills, mostly following the Skyline trail. Easily done using public transport without the need to drive. Take a train to the 128 Route station and from there, foShow more
#10 - Wolcott Hill Loop Trail
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Wolcott Hill Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Milton, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number Show more
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