Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

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

By far my favorite place to go on my days off. I actually really enjoy how busy it can get - I do a full loop each time and cross over between several trails. On a weekend, I'd run into someone else maybe every 20 minutes... But by far my favorite trail to do from start to finish is the skyline trail. I would rate the skyline trail as moderate, but everything else is easy. It's very dog friendly. We always start at Sheepfold and go from there. Once you know the trails, it's easy to cut through - they're decently marked. I'm a relatively fit person but I like to take slow hikes with my dogs - the full loop and a little more takes us about 1.5 hours. I love it!!

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

This trail was a fun walk. The difficulty was easy to moderate at most. We found the trail markings to be insufficient, especially at some intersections. Surprisingly long given the location. Will likely hike it again in a different season.

hiking
3 months ago

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

Great winter walk close to the city. Helps scratch the hiking itch.

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.

This is my 4th time here, very nice place with different views. Rocky and lake .
It took me 6 hrs slow- medium walk. Fresh air .
1,5 liter of water .
Not too hard really, any fit person can do it. And what is nice here if you get tired from one trail you easily can switch to an easy one like the blue trail.
Enjoy and stay fit and healthy this is the ultimate wealth.

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.

It gets pretty treacherous but it's really cool. Don't go alone and make sure your phone is charged up. I got lost once.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Great Hike, I would call it moderate, appropriate trail runners or boots necessary.

Great hike and so close to Boston.

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.

Good!

Nice!

hiking
16 days ago

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