Boston Harbor and Castle Island

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Boston Harbor and Castle Island is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boston, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a great walk around a causeway to a historic fort that you won't want to miss This is a very beautiful area just south of Boston. You will walk around an enclosed bay past a beach, a WWII memorial and then to one of the countries most famous forts which was built to defend the city of Boston. The lawn around the fort is also perfect for a picnic lunch. Keep your eye out for planes overhead (close overhead) from Logan airport as well as kiteboarders zooming around in the bay.

29 days ago

I was in Boston for a conference and looking for a nice, easy trail to ride a rented bicycle. This was a perfect little excursion. It was very easy to get to, the trail is paved, and there are accessible beach areas. There are also public restrooms and a snack bar. Very nice!

hiking
1 month ago

Very pleasant, why not?

walking
2 months ago

can't believe I spent most of my life hearing about this place but hadn't visited. I really like it... water views, city views. nice place to picnic. play area for kids. paved paths. watch plane activity at Logan.

trail running
5 months ago

I run this route regularly and love the ocean views. There were a few puddles along the route today that were leftover from (I'm guessing) a snowstorm that happened a few weeks ago. A lot of families will walk around this route when the weather is nice enough (e.g. today there were a lot of families and it was 45 degrees and sunny). I don't usually see wildflowers, but sometimes there are kite surfers (who can be carried maybe 20 feet up in the air) and Fort Independence is a cool place to visit too.

10 months ago

I love jogging here it's beautiful

walking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Come see the planes overhead heading for Logan International Airport. The hike is easy and there is a parking lot at the entrance.

walking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

love the sunsets here, we come all the time, and when it's a full moon, it looks amazing on the water

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Monday, February 20, 2017

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

nice walk go views of Boston Harbor

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Not sure how it's 6 miles.... I just finished using Map My Hike and it is a 2.2 mile loop.

walking
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Love walking this route! Scenery is great. easy walk

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