Boston's Emerald Necklace Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Boston's Emerald Necklace Trail is a 32.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boston, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
32.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Discover Frederick Law Olmsted's famous system of parks on this bicycle tour of the historic Emerald Necklace. Discover Frederick Law Olmsted's famous system of parks on this bicycle tour of the historic Emerald Necklace. From the shaded boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue to the popular shores of Jamaica Pond to the winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum, this chain of gardens, reserves, and open space serves as an oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Come enjoy a route that's a favorite among locals and the best way to see the green side of Boston. Please note that this is one of our longer tours and riders should be prepared to pedal along all 15 scenic miles.

1 month ago

A precious resource for Boston and a welcome relief from the stresses of city life. Gorgeous end to end.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
6 months ago