Explore the most popular nature trips 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
15 hours ago

The west side is nicer

hiking
15 hours ago

The two towers are the highlights but it's still worth getting lost trying to go around the lake (skyline)

hiking
15 hours ago

The classic here, nothing amazing but still worth doing if you can't get out of the city. The tower overlooking the city south, or up north, are the highlights

A nice stroll in a little wood. Nothing amazing but easy to reach from boston. Which trail you take doesn't matter much, and it's easy to "get lost" here

good little walk through the woods, but nothing too exciting. for mountain folk like us it was a bit mundane. No real hills or anything fun to climb. very easy

hiking
19 days ago

Came here for a quick hike and some Yoga. Not the best slice of nature because you're so close to the road. You can here all the cars, but great wildlife. Saw a snake and some beautiful birds!

Nice trail near the city, great views of Boston at Wright’s Tower, good rock scrambling. You’ll see lots of people on a nice day.

Many different trails. Followed skyline trail. Plenty of climbs. Good workout. Definitely recommend to bring good trail shoes or hiking boots, water. Trails are well marked.

Did this by accident because the rock circuit is poorly marked. Decent run.

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

I’m new to backpacking and I am in training for bigger ,longer hikes. This trail is serving me well. It has many ascents and descents as well as ledge. Well marked . It is taking me between 4-41/2 hours depending on size of my pack.

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

hiking
1 month ago

Not too hard, good views of Boston from ledges, there is a stone tower that is occasionally open, which provides views of the Fells and other nearby landmarks.

hiking
1 month ago

We loved it, kids and parents.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of variety. Beautiful trail without too much traffic on a Saturday.

hiking
3 months ago

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

I’ve gone snowshoeing along this route, there are multiple solid rock climbing spots. The west side of the Fells is too crowded but this side is awesome

I want to hit this trail for a winter hike. Would I be ok with just spikes? Or are snowshoes needed?

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

Really nice hike and running trail, I’m a newbie and it was doable.

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 train, light traffic, can be done in parts, if you tire out just take a fire road close to it.

trail running
7 months ago

Great and local. Wish I knew about it when I was younger.

Really hee re

Beautiful, a few climbs under the trees and rocks. pretty view on the Winchester reservoir. plan to return in the fall. the app was very useful.

Great Trail, every kind of terrain, lot of views

Great trail! Wish the signage was easier to read

Awesome little hike - some challenging scrum and bouldering but nothing too nuts

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

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