West Middlesex Fells Reservation Bike Loop is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stoneham, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & walking and is accessible year-round. This specific trail is really a nice biking route through the woods and you'll be treated to a tower climb about 1/3 of your way along your loop trip. There are plenty of signs to help you along the way. Try to stay on the mountain biking loop which is the best one for bikers.
Solid biking for Eastern MA. some really technical and tight single track but mainly large open fire roads. There is an old paved soapbox derby track that is fun to fly down.
Really only gets busy on weekends. Slightly heavier traffic after work hours.
Please don't ride in spring. The soft earth can't take the punishment.
Well marked, rocky, some flats, loved it!
Hard to find skyline trail in some areas
Very accessible though
Good trail hiking with enough variety for different levels of experience.
Followed the white skyline trail, which is about a 7 mile loop. Was well directed, there were white signs everywhere (just make sure you are looking for them or else you may get diverted to another trail). Overall, was a nice hike, but there are no mile markers so you are not sure how far you have gone at any time. Also kinda rocky, so make sure to have some good, sturdy shoes on!
Excellent trails here! Great for trail running and we brought our dog, several spots for her to swim, shaded trails, great scenery. We were there on a Saturday and it wasn't too crowded! Drove by a few parking lots all with a spot or two available, we parked as close to the lakes as we could get. Great times!