Blue Hills Skyline Trail

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Blue Hills Skyline Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quincy, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2542 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

Blue Hills Reservation is a popular hiking and mountain biking destination located about 10 miles south of downtown Boston. The Massachusetts State Park offers more than 125 miles of trails and is one of the largest parcels of undeveloped conservation land within the Boston metropolitan area. The park offers spectacular views and is a great place to see fall foliage. Visitors interested in the reservation's ecology will enjoy the numerous swamps, ponds, marshes and meadows, as well as a number of endangered species. The Blue Hills Skyline Trail features varied terrain and fantastic views of Eliot Tower and the Boston Skyline. The hiking trail summits a number of hills including Hancock Hill, Hemingway Hill, Wolcott Hill and Great Blue Hill at an altitude of 635 feet - the highest point in the reservation. The trailhead can be accessed from the Willard Street parking area. Horseback riding, trail running and cross-country skiing are also popular activities. Visitors interested in purchasing a reservation map for the best trails in the park can do so at the Reservation Headquarters office.

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Very well marked trail. plenty of elevation gain to keep your legs busy and mind focused. a good shoe is a must as many parts of the trail have steep incline and declines on Rocky and jagged terrian.

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Great for a nice easy relaxing hike. 10 min walk from Peekskill station

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Beautiful views of southern Mass. It is not for a beginner or someone with knee or hip problems. You will be going up steep rocks. Wear good shoes. Little rocks jut out on the trail like crazy. It is a great trail and though I wouldn’t exactly call it easy. It also isn’t for a beginner. If you’re afraid of heights stay away from the cliff. It’s a strait drop down. You will only need a bottle of water and your music blasting with the woods all around you. Nothing special needed for this trail. You will love it. Kids can do it but they will need a lot of help.