Boston's Emerald Necklace Trail

moderate 16 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: 482 feet Route Type: Loop

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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.

walking
3 months ago

One of the best city park walks I’ve ever done! Fantastic! Beats Central Park, IMO.

road biking
5 months ago

fun trail through the city of Boston. this is a mix of dedicated bike Lanes and crossings through major intersections. Better in the earlier part of a weekend due to traffic, both people and vehicle kind during a beautiful day.

Mon Aug 20 2018

road biking
Fri Nov 03 2017

Great ride!

Fri Jul 21 2017

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

road biking
3 months ago

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Mon Jun 19 2017

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walking
Mon Feb 20 2017