Blue Hills Skyline Loop

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Blue Hills Skyline Loop is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Quincy, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

rocky

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14 days ago

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19 days ago

Beautiful hike! The trail starts just behind the headquarters buildings, and we parked across the street. We finished the whole loop in 2.5 hours, including some time spent at the weather observatory and taking pictures. Elliot Tower is closed for renovations currently, but the weather observatory gives you a view of the skyline for a $3 fee. We completed the loop counter clockwise, but I agree with previous reviews that clockwise is probably more enjoyable, as we had to go down a lot of rocks on the way back. Overall, great way to spend the morning!

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2 months ago

This was a fun trail, the loop took my friend and I 2 hours and was 3 miles, with only some short stops. It definitely gets your heart pumping, there are quite a few steep ascents with lots of rock, and then you'll steeply descend, it will be flat for a bit, and then another ascent. Not a simple up on the way there and down on the way back, which makes it more fun I think. Unfortunately the Eliot Tower is currently closed for renovations for the fall, so the views weren't great at the top, but still great to be out there!

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2 months ago

Very nice hike, moderately difficult there are some steep climbs but overall a very rewarding hike with spectacular views for anyone who is familiar with rocky steep terrain.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016