Deer Island Trail is a 4.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boston, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.3 km Elevation Gain: 18 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

walking

running

beach

forest

paved

views

hiking
5 months ago

Mostly paved but a few grass trails as well. Awesome skyline and Boston harbor views. Also views and smells of the wastewater treatment plant.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views of Boston skyline. Paved trails for biking. Grefor birding.

walking
Sun Oct 21 2018

Easy trail, pretty views. You do walk around a huge water treatment plant, but it didn’t bother me.

Sun Sep 30 2018

Stunning views of Boston skyline.

hiking
Fri Aug 17 2018

This trail would is quite scenic especially at night. The view of Boston's skyline is really spectacular from here as I've caught it several times now. The major problem with this trail is that from time to time, the smell coming out of the sewage treatment is pretty strong. It's not constant so you may smell it or you may not on a given hike. If not for that, this trail would be so much nicer.

walking
Mon May 14 2018

Nice easy walk around the island. Yes, it can smell at certain points, but it’s not the entire walk. It was overcast today but still beautiful. Gorgeous Boston city skyline. Easy walk for the dogs with paved trail the entire way. Small parking lot. Would love to come back with sunny skies.

walking
Sun Nov 26 2017

Pretty flat paved trail along the edge of the water. Parking lot has about 20 spaces. Beautiful views of the city.

Thu Nov 02 2017

I prefer to go on the week days, as it can get quite crowded most weekends. Nice view of Boston and the harbor islands. I like to take the trails that are off the main trail for a more nature feel.

Tue Apr 11 2017

I went there last weekend and I had a blast. being from Winthrop I've been there plenty of times but every time is a new experience.

walking
Tue Aug 23 2016

I walk this regularly (at least twice a week). here are some little trails off the beaten path hat nobody uses but the regulars. It can get pretty crowded but the ocean view is amazing, plus heading towards the city as the sun is going down is beautiful.

Mon Apr 11 2016

Beautiful view to the city of Boston

walking
Tue Sep 08 2015

Nice view if boston city center and harbor islands, especially at sunrise or sunset. Free parking but small. The bad side is that the path is around a sewage station so the smell and the view is quite bad...

Fri Jun 26 2015

Great view! Not so great smell. Quite dynamic when the wind is right and the waves crash on the seawall.

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