Arnold Arboretum Trail

EASY 49 reviews
#1 of 1 trails in

Arnold Arboretum Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Take a break from the urban life and escape to this arboretum for some solitude among the various tree species. This guide covers all the major areas of interest within the Arnold Arboretum located just south of Boston in the Forest Hills area of Jamaica Plain. This is a great place to go if you want to escape into peaceful surroundings. There are many interpretive signs about the various species of plants you will discover along the walk.

walking
1 month ago

Stunning

2 months ago

The trail is a mix of dirt and paved paths. Two decent sized hills. One with a nice view of the city. Plenty of parking along the road outside of the entrance.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Scenic walk with views of downtown Boston. Went in winter even though nothing was bloomed and it was still pretty. Will definitely be back!

9 months ago

Beautiful and easy. It's more of a walk than a hike but the area is gorgeous. Perfect for a Sunday morning!

nature trips
Thursday, December 01, 2016

I've been going here since I was a child. For nature walks, bike rides and picnics. Now I bring my children. I love this place.

hiking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

I've hiked in the Arboretum multiple times. There are several different landscapes and you there are pretty views on top of the hills, which aren't difficult to summit.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Great when flowers are in bloom

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Nice walk with great scenery

trail running
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Magic backyard

trail running
Friday, June 12, 2015

I live right down the street and LOVE LOVE LOVE the arb. Wouldn't say there's a lot of "hiking " but it's a lovely place to walk your dog (especially at peters hill), ride your bike, and it's a good place for conditioning when training for a race. I can honestly say this place is one of the reasons I can't bring myself to move...there's nothing in or around the city quite like it.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

A very nice walk, considering it's accessibility from the city. Variety of trees provide a nice view. Fairly easy walk, often populated with retired couples and dogs being walked. Worth a visit for anyone living in the city, however I wouldn't recommend the trail for a tourist on a tight schedule.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Load More