West Middlesex Fells Reservation Bike Loop

MODERATE 229 reviews

West Middlesex Fells Reservation Bike Loop is a 6.5 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.

6.5 miles
538 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


trail running


bird watching



partially paved


wild flowers


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.

3 months ago

Went here with a 9 and 3 year old hoping for an easy path- there were too many places that the 3 year could not handle. Great trail, had to stop 1/4 of the way and turn back bc kids got tired.

Will definitely come back, sans kids.

Very easy trail if you hike like we do.

Many of the paths are overgrown with thorns!!

Many of the paths are poorly marked and could be quite confusing if you don’t pay attention.

Gorgeous! Highly recommend.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Would have probably been more fun going clockwise, but great trails. Easy to feel lost in nature right outside a city.

5 months ago

Well marked trails. Not really hiking yet not really a simple flat walk. I would say it’s on the high end of easy to the very low end of moderate. It was very nice but I have similar walks closer to my home so I personally wouldn’t go out of my way to go again.

8 months ago

great description

8 months ago

well marked, great for running & mountain biking.

8 months ago

A nice stroll in a little wood. Nothing amazing but easy to reach from boston. Which trail you take doesn't matter much, and it's easy to "get lost" here

9 months ago

good little walk through the woods, but nothing too exciting. for mountain folk like us it was a bit mundane. No real hills or anything fun to climb. very easy

9 months ago

Many different trails. Followed skyline trail. Plenty of climbs. Good workout. Definitely recommend to bring good trail shoes or hiking boots, water. Trails are well marked.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I want to hit this trail for a winter hike. Would I be ok with just spikes? Or are snowshoes needed?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Really nice hike and running trail, I’m a newbie and it was doable.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Great Trail, every kind of terrain, lot of views

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nice views of reservoirs but way too crowded. Parking lot mobbed. Could have a long wait. Granted it was a nice Sunday in the summer. Would only come back on a weekday

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Thursday, May 11, 2017

great hiking! All levels. skyline trail is the best

trail running
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Did a trail run on the reservoir loop. Had a really good time. it's a decent distance, technical enough to keep you entertained and the terrain is not too uneven that it gets uncomfortable running. The trail was well marked with orange paint and I had no trouble staying on track. I will definitely do it again.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Beautiful area to hike, run, bike, and play. Just be careful if you're on a time crunch- the Skyline trail tends to start and stop quite often and you can easily get off track. I wound up going in circles for about an hour and had a flight to catch! Another tip: arrive early. By 11:15 there were people lined up looking for a place to park.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

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.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Well marked, rocky, some flats, loved it!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hard to find skyline trail in some areas
Very accessible though

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Good trail hiking with enough variety for different levels of experience.

Monday, August 01, 2016

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!

trail running
Saturday, July 30, 2016

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!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Nice network of trails, somewhat challenging due to the occasional uphills and the distance (~7mi)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Very fun trail. Lots of shades up and down hills.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Amazing, weather was perfect, trail was great. Definitely would do it again!

Saturday, June 04, 2016

A good starting point for moderate hikes. Almost 7 miles of hiking.

trail running
Friday, May 27, 2016

Nice trail run or hike. no major hills. Trails are well marked and great view of city from Wright's Tower.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It was a good hike considering its inner city

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It was marked well till about 3/4 of the way then we were completely lost. There needs to be more signs showing where the parking lots are and how many miles. It's easy to get turned around and lost for hours.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Followed the White trail. Thought is was going to be 6 miles ended up being 10! The Skyline was very nice. A few trails were not marked clear so had to turn around a couple of times. Some light climbing nothing to strenuous. If you want a shorter hike take one of the other trails!! Went on a Saturday so there were people around. In the beginning of the trails tons of dogs off leash. Apparently there is an off leash section.

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