Explore the most popular hiking trails in Lynn Woods Reservation with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Walden Pond is really nice! The hike can be fairly narrow for a majority of the paths.

2 months ago

Really enjoyed the trails. Ended up doing a 5 mile hike zig zagging down many of the trails that cut through the main circle loop shown on the map.

4 months ago

Excellent easy hike. Didn’t do this exact trail but did 4.5 mile loop so hit the metal (fire?) tower & stone tower

7 months ago

great place to take the dog and escape from everything... every trip is a different experience! Only slightly negative comment I would have, but know there is not much to do about it would be the constant traffic flow noise from near by highway. Overall, definitely worth the time to check out for any nature lovers'.

8 months ago

Great little hike. Very easy on the main trail. Take the paths! Explore!

8 months ago

Nice trail for families.

Love it here. Great place to train for longer and harder hikes.

9 months ago

Lots of choices for trails. The smaller trail we went on near the pond was interesting without being very difficult. We will likely return to try a different route.

10 months ago

nice view and fun hiking but it is easy to get lost the trail becomes very narrow and small I actually got lost a few times and had to struggle to find my way back the cool thing is you can enjoy your surrounding while being lost lol...

Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, dog walking, family picnics, backpacking, scenic views.

My neighborhood borders the reservation and I utilize the trails 1-4 days a week during the warm weather months. The area is expansive with 2,000 acres at your disposal. It offers many options for activities and difficulty levels. It can accommodate people (and dogs... and horses) of all capabilities. Just about anyone can manage walking the main fire roads. There are rolling hills and some steeper climbs but nothing too aggressive. However, once you get onto the singletrack trails (wide enough for one person at a time) you will find that the difficulty can increase quickly. If there's one word to come to mind about this place it's rocks! There are rocks of all shapes and sizes- from stretches of loose gravel to RV sized boulders and open ledge. They are both the strength and weakness of the reservation. Many trails that would otherwise be quick and simple are made slow and technical due to a clusters of basketball sized rocks on the path. However, I find this to be a negligible nuisance in light of the number of options to explore and see new features and the reward of several picturesque views overlooking the ponds and the city of Boston off in the distance. As a resident local I've been regularly exploring the reservation for three years and just two days ago I hiked a trail and saw features I've never seen before. Let me not forget to mention that the powerline trails offer some of the most aggressive downhill mountain bike features available. The trails are much beyond my ability still. But on mountain bike forums I've seen them compared to more renowned area's up north and out west. So for an all-in-one type of experience that can accommodate a family picnic w young kids to an aggressive hike or ride, the Lynn Woods is a hidden gem juxtaposed by it's otherwise urban landscape.

10 months ago

I'll be honest, in the past my experiences with Lynn haven't been very positive but this has absolutely been the best surprise. Lynn Woods has a near perfect combination of trails, points of interest and views. I hiked almost 10 miles in nearly 100 degree heat and didn't even notice it. The time flew...and I never even felt the heat. Most of the trails are nicely covered by trees making it an excellent place to get your active on during hot days.

My only issue with the trails: the northern trails didn't seem as nicely labeled as the southern parts. There were times when I had to back track because I had taken a wrong turn.

If you hike the northern parts...bring your bug spray. The trails up there seem like excellent mountain biking trails and much less used than the southern parts, but being in the swampy areas means you could very easily become dinner for mosquitos!

I'll definitely come back when in the area.

Wonderful place!

11 months ago

I was in the area and decided to try this place . A nice surprise. There is a dirt road that serves as the main trail .If you take trails to the right toward the lake there are some wonderful rustic unused trails . I'd definitely come back again

Saturday, April 15, 2017

lots of adventure, very fun for my 10 year old son. Remember to get a map at the entrance. it is well marked. Quite a few fire roads, maybe we will try mountain biking next time.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Many, many options in the reservation. Trails splitting into more trails into more, etc. We really enjoyed it but the path to Mount Mariah was flooded over and we weren't equipped to ford the flood. Probably best not to go after a recent rainfall. Walden Pond was beautiful. Probably passed about 7 different people with dogs throughout the hike and only 1 was on a leash. Coyote warnings at the entrance. We will be hiking it again in the future.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Great hike still a lot of snow and trails are very muddy but dogs and I had a great day

Friday, November 25, 2016

Very enjoyable, just before trees and brush bud out, can see lots of glacial erratics, no bugs yet. Dog Nova is protected from ticks with collar.

trail running
Friday, November 25, 2016

Nice trail for running, some sections are very technical and it has a good diversity of terrains. Felling good.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Beautiful area. Lakes, forest, well maintained trails and footpaths. Lots of history and places to explore. Even if the parking lot is full, you will never feel crowded. Bike, run, walk the dog or ride your horse.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pirate treasure, history, and mystery surround these woods. Pick up a book!. Awesome trails and paths, not actually in lynn central, more or less near 128 and rt 1.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Great trails and lots to explore.

Monday, May 30, 2016

So many trail options. Great hike!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Great hike! Beautiful scenery.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

A great day hike / walk. Take the trails to see dungeon rock and stone tower.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Loved it

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Had a great hike and it is so close by that we will be back for more exploring. It was also nice to see a couple of horse barns that were right on the trail.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I've been walking in Lynn woods for years now. I just got done with a walk around the skull rock and heaven rock (the area with the power lines) and found an unsettling amount of deer ticks on myself, my sister and our dogs. I think it's because we were in the grassy area but I've never had that issue there before. make sure you always tick check, luckily none of them were burrowed

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Great, wide path on Ox Pasture Road for dog walking. Beautiful views of Walden Pond.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


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Thursday, September 03, 2015

What a great place to walk and explore nature. Trails are easy to navigate!

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