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

hiking
14 hours ago

The west side is nicer

pretty nice hike, paths aren't fully marked and lots of unleashed dogs.

Fairly easy trail, conveniently located. Long Pond is nice, but there aren’t many other interesting features.

hiking
1 month ago

We loved it, kids and parents.

hiking
3 months ago

Parking lot at (42.4496220,-71.1257951). Nice, short walk.

Great morning hike. Beautiful views of reservoirs. Keep an eye out to follow sineage!

walking
6 months ago

Principally a pine forest on shallow soil over glacial stoney rubble. Mostly ~50 year old tree. Just few older. The trail rounds the small shallow lake mostly above. Petty views of that water. At the highest point a short detour to the west reveals an excellent vista. Pine forests, in my opinion, are a bit dull. The Fells are popular, this trail is less crowded than others.

Decent walk around the reservoir. It was a bit more challenging than I expected it to be. The trails were a bit hard to find at times but course correction wasn't difficult to get back on track. Parking is limited so get there early.

Great trail! Wish the signage was easier to read

Great easy hike, so green, so many cute dogs!

Really nice trails with lots of options! Made our way to Spot Lake which was gorgeous.

Hiked this today- great hike with some parts being more access-road-like and others being wooded trails. Part of the trail is the Rock Circuit trail which can be lots of rock climbing up/down which was difficult for a beginner like me, but a good challenge.

Poor signage on the trails. Easy to get lost

One great view of Boston after a quick rock scramble. Otherwise the hike was wooded with a few small ponds. I skipped several sections of the trail due to time constraints and lack of interest in climbing all the little rocks. I also skipped the beginning/end because I parked at the ice rink parking lot. Difficult to follow the mapped out loop because the blazes change and many offshoots aren't clearly marked. Could hear road noise for over half the hike. Took me about 2 hours.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nice trail, but runs close to roads and industrial buildings on some sections

walking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Easy quick walk for a lazy afternoon

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

We locked our bikes up near Gate 12, and started the hike from the south. Some parts of the trail are well marked with orange/red markers, other parts were a little harder to follow. The trail had some moderate parts that had some inclines and rocks, but it was overall easy-moderate. Surprisingly, the trail doesn't hug super close to the reservoirs, so you don't have water views most of the time. It was very nice though; it took us 2.75 hours at a regular pace.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

A pleasant hike/walk. Well paved trail. We walked during most of the trail. There are frequent ups and downs. An easy hike. Pack a book, you'll find plenty of scenic sports to stop, picnic, relax and read a book.

hiking
1 month ago

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