Prospect Hill Park

MODERATE 52 reviews

Prospect Hill Park is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waltham, Massachusetts that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

walking

views

2 days ago

Great trail for somewhere to do a hike in the city and get a good workout.

hiking
23 days ago

I enjoyed hiking at Prospect Hill Park. We finished the loop in about two hours and there were trails with a variety of elevations and types of terrain, including paved roads. There were two lookout spots with good views of the city of Boston as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was okay... there is a lot of paved road, but the smaller trails off the main road are nice. Also some cool Geocache spots if you’re into that!

hiking
2 months ago

A little confusing at first, but had a great time exploring with our dog. Being so close to where we live in Newton, we’ll definitely be back!

hiking
2 months ago

Great place for an easy, moderate, or small-tougher hikes. Easy to get to from 128, and lots of parking at the park enterance off Totten pond road. Don't forget to pick up the very useful trail map at the park entrance. Trail heads are well marked but the rest of the trail isn't. We did a lot of the easier trails on the Western side of the park and a short difficult trail which was a series of steps cut into stone but which was still enjoyable. Large parts of the park is accessible by car. There are plenty of picnic tables and shelters through out the park. We also saw restrooms deep in the park. A gem of a place so close to the city!

trail running
2 months ago

Views of the city are nice. Lots of uphill and downhill sections at varying levels of difficulty make for a great workout spot. However, the trails lack markings and general order.

hiking
5 months ago

We took the super steep hill climb instead of following the main road up. The peak at Little Prospect hill is amazing. Definitely recommend if you want to see the Boston neighborhood.

7 months ago

the hike was awesome I hiked the ridge trail beautiful views from the vantage points lots of up hill and that's always a good workout

8 months ago

Worthy views and modest inclines. Great option for 3 hours to an overnight.

hiking
10 months ago

Some parts are very peaceful, while you can walk on main road and have wonderful view of Boston from little prospect. Trails are either easy or moderate, with some hard trails, but there is plenty to explore. My dog also loves it here

11 months ago

Pretty good especially for this area. Lots of different trails to take - we went up on the main pavement route and it was a decent workout. Ok our way down, we went off on one of the smaller trails and it was really pretty and peaceful. Good for a little exploring.

walking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

I come here often to do my jog/training and with the reward of an awesome view at the top, you can't beat it!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Decent outing. Unclear trails and a lot of the trip is on pavement. The tower at the top is kind of junk. Great views of the city, though.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nice place for running and hiking- you can easily spend 3 hrs checking out beautiful trails and views

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Excellent trails with many scenic views of Boston. Definitely worth checking out if you're close by! I highly recommend it!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Beautiful view of Boston, very easy for the most part. Great long walk with dog, mix of street, path and gravel. A gem for Waltham.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Good workout but trails could use more of a detail in there markings

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Great views and awesome hiking trails

Friday, March 18, 2016

great view from the top

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