I loved this trail! - I think is really is moderate: I did it in less than 2 hours (solo; 27 y/o; decent hustle) - easy parking - lots of fun rock scrambling - a few “peaks” with views of Boston

Great moderately skilled hike. Lots of views from the rocky peaks. Lots of climbing too. Ended up being almost 5 miles for me.

hiking
2 days ago

Enjoyable trail in green wooded area with a pretty lake. Poor signage and traffic noise from the highway decreased the serenity of the hike.

this trail has nice views, but was not very well marked and we got lost several times due to the numerous trails in this reservation.

hiking
3 days ago

It was such a treat to explore the rest of the Middlesex Fells Reservation trails. Completed the Skyline Trail Loop, let me tell you it was absolutely impressive to see such a variety of trails for everyone. If you like mtb, laid back walk, or looking for challenging run this place has it all. Hope you enjoy it as well!

it's an easy stroll except for a few rocky spots..so many people without masks today..and even more off leash dogs despite the signs. Upper path is a bit wider allowing more opportunities for social distancing... nice stroll non the less.

This trail gets 5 stars because it’s fun and I was blown away that it’s in Medford. You don’t feel like you’re that close to the city when you’re on the trail. There’s lots of scrambling up and over rocks (and there are lots of them, thus the name), plus some great above the treeline views, especially at Pinnacle Rock where you can see the Encore Casino glittering in the distance. This is a good spot to stop for a snack. But I agree with a lot of reviewers—this trail is for more advanced hikers in good shape, and it absolutely takes more like 3.5 hours, especially if you dip down to see the Cascades (don’t bother if there’s no water).

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Very nice views of the city, not very well marked

hiking
4 days ago

it was great hike. Saw at the end of the trail. Family friendly. good view from tower.

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Very close to Boston and right off l-93. Good intermediate trail with a lot of scrambling up and down to really get your heart going. Lots of bike paths and other trails criss cross the fells and allow you to make your own way back.

Only ~15 min from Boston. Really nice hike and nice mix of up, down hill with rocky sections here and there.

hiking
bugs
rocky
4 days ago

Beautiful hike, mostly flat with a small peak in the beginning, more easy-moderate overall. Great views of the reservoirs. The hotter it gets, the more bugs are coming!,Lots of people on a Saturday early afternoon. Most are considerate, but some walk close by you with no mask. Disappointing, but manageable if you are careful and keep your distance.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike! Trail is pretty well marked - follow the white markings. Good mix of inclines and declines and the terrain is a also a good mix with gravel, dirt and large rocks. Makes for a moderate climb with some cool views.

hiking
bugs
off trail
private property
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail! Bear Hill Tower was open.

hiking
6 days ago

perfect and serene! I usually walk as close to the water as I can and instead of staying on the main path at the top i continue go along the water line!

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