Great Blue Hill Trail

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Great Blue Hill Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Milton, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
869 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail in the wintertime following a snowfall and was not disappointed. Tough to believe you can find a serene landscape like this tucked inside the I-95 corridor! Great views and well-marked trails, with a few rocky/scrambling areas and several challenging inclines and descents. Good footwear is a must. Will hike the longer variation next!

hiking
1 month ago

Kids friendly. Wear good shoes

2 months ago

Magnificent trail

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

Start on Skyline Trail South to the Elliot Tower and finish Skyline Trail North. All the views will be near the end of the hike, about 3/4 of the way through, which is way more rewarding. If you go counterclockwise, you'll see all the views at the beginning then nothing but trails for the majority of the way. Fun hike!

hiking
4 months ago

it was a beautiful veiw. it a must see.cant wait to see it in the fall

4 months ago

Great moderate climb. Well marked trail with beautiful views.

4 months ago

beautiful hike me and my famiky were so happy to be together. i love them so much. best day ever. i wish dad was still alive

hiking
5 months ago

Best trail in the area in my opinion. Playful trek with a rolling accent to the tower. Lots of rocks to test stability and tree coverage for protection from wind and sun. Little creek crossing on the way down when there has been recent rain. Can be slippery and icy. 90 mins round trip if fit. Can take up to 3 hours for a novice. The inclines can be challenging for newbies so set expectations for those joining you.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike. We did the Trail counterclockwise and found a lot of steep downhills scrambling down rocks. The next time we will do it clockwise. The 3.4 miles took a couple of hours.

hiking
7 months ago

Blue Hills is a mixed bag. The area is sprawling, gorgeous, and provides a lot of options. However, I think the more difficult trails are under-ranked – that is, 'moderate' should be 'difficult'. But more importantly, their overall mapping and wayfinding is subpar. Between the poor markings and the pleasant but sometimes clueless onsite employees, hikers really need to do thorough homework beforehand. Once you've rolling though, it's great.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike for us and the dog! Challenging for a moderate trail given certain rocky inclines. The mosquitos were brutal though. And the best views are at the start of the hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice easy hike to prepare you for more challenging hikes as the season progresses. Good hike to take the dogs on.

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyable trail. Some difficult parts for sure, but nothing too crazy. Great views, very enjoyable!

9 months ago

Good terrain, Great views of the city and surrounding area.

hiking
10 months ago

If I was in WA or CO this would get a 3 but I will do this hike several times a year because it's the high quality for the area. Rolling up and down trail, well maintained and some good panorama views. Could be tough for novice hikers. Good stair climber style hike. Beautifully trees and a bit of water along the way to the tower.

11 months ago

fun hiking in a weekend afternoon. Half an hour drive from Boston. Hiking is around
an hour. The view of Boston skyline is amazing. Wish I had brought a telephoto lens.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

nice trail looks to take in

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Awesome hike! Views from the tower are awesome.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Great trail overall, a little bit rocky at some point

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