Two Towers Hike is a 6.1 mile out and back trail located near Medford, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 875 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Great views of Boston and beyond from Two observation towers. Fells is the Saxon word for " rocky, hilly area", the route travels to the higerst points in this section of the reservation, Its rocky and hilly both. On the open areas notice the multitude of scrape marks on the igneous rock, caused by the retreating glaciers. From the two towers get a great view of Boston and the reservation. Youll pass over an old Soap Box Derby track and next to the Sheepfold, where sheep grazed for hundreds of years. Now a popular spot for dogs to run free.

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bugs
1 month ago

Great hike and nice view from the tower. Nice little spot to stop for lunch or a snack. Parking is tough. The lots fill up quickly.

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5 months ago

For an essentially urban hike, it's terrific

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7 months ago

Great for a family day hike, close to Boston. Only disadvantage is how close to the main highway and streets it is most of the way

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11 months ago

Mixed feelings. On the one hand, you're close to the highway pretty much the whole time so lots of noise. However, seems a little less trafficked than some of the other trails and there's an abundance of birds and wildlife to see. I would recommend navigating by compass or phone since there are some stretches that aren't well-marked. Good views from Wright's tower. Note that you encounter a lot of broken glass and signs of humans pretty much the length of the trail.

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Sat Jan 19 2019

Good hike close to the city. Great workout!

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Thu May 24 2018

The two towers are the highlights but it's still worth getting lost trying to go around the lake (skyline)

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Sat May 05 2018

Came here for a quick hike and some Yoga. Not the best slice of nature because you're so close to the road. You can here all the cars, but great wildlife. Saw a snake and some beautiful birds!

Thu Apr 26 2018

Nice trail near the city, great views of Boston at Wright’s Tower, good rock scrambling. You’ll see lots of people on a nice day.

Sat Jun 03 2017

Good trail but easy to get lost. I stuck with the white trail markers which lead to the tower. Easy enough to do with dogs.

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Sat May 20 2017

The parking lot fills up pretty quickly on weekends, so arrive early. Trail can be tough to follow in some spots with so many trails intersecting, so grab a map at the trailhead. Great hike considering how close it is to the city.

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Tue May 16 2017

Nice enough hike given how close it is to the city. Rocky and with enough small hills to be a good little workout and prep for hiking in points north.

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Tue May 16 2017

Sun May 22 2016

It nice to have these trails so close to the city.

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Tue Jun 03 2014

I loved that the trails weren't busy and I could feel like I was out there on my own. Beautiful view from the top, lovely hike. There are harder paths and easier ones to hike although most beginners could certainly make it up!

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Wed Jan 01 2014

What a nice place for a good hike not hard at all easy to follow trails with out a map, we will be back in the spring to explore more of this trail system

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Wed Jan 01 2014

Had a great hike with the family on this chilly First Day of the New Year! Paths were very icy which for us just added to the adventure. Will be back to do more of the trails!

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Sun Apr 07 2013

A nice trail with so many exploring possibilities! I didn't see any trash or glass but did notice a bit of graffiti on all of the structures (bridges, towers etc.). Honestly that didn't take away from the experience for me. I'll definitely be making more trips out to Medford soon!

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Wed Aug 29 2012

Considered a "moderate" trail, however compared to any NH hike it's extremely easy. Somewhat marked, but some spots get confusing. Will have to go back sometime as I did not realize it crossed a road

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Fri Jul 13 2012

Tremendous hike for being 10 minutes from the city with some great views of the city and the surrounding area both from the towers and some high rock outcroppings. It is true that in the higher trafficked areas there is a good amount of broken glass and trash from kids partying there on the weekends, but only in a few spots. Other than that it is the best place to get a good strenuous hike in any where close to the city, with the Blue Hills being a close second.

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