Best trails in Canton, Massachusetts

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Looking for a great trail near Canton, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Borderland State Park or Great Brook Farm State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Blue Hills Reservation or Middlesex Fells Reservation. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Canton ranging from 0.8 to 1.5 miles and from 42 to 606 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Canton, Massachusetts
Top trails (8)
#1 - Blue Hills Skyline Trail: Route 138 to Willard Street
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
A point-to-point hike across the Blue Hills, mostly following the Skyline trail. Easily done using public transport without the need to drive. Take a train to the 128 Route station and from there, follow the Blue Hill Drive until you reach a small, easy-to-miss path on the left-hand side of the road, heading downhill. Follow the path under the I-95 and head right, along the I-95 slipway and toward the Little Blue Hill. Beyond the Little Blue Hill, you need to cross a road and head up the Great Blue Hill. Here, the paths become more heavily trafficked and you just need to follow the Skyline and Skyline North signs until the very end. From the end of the trail, take the #8 bus or a short walk to Quincy/Adams stop of the Red T line.Show more
#2 - Elliot Tower via Skyline Trail
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#3 - North and South Skyline Trail
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
#4 - North Skyline, Hallway Path and Accord Path Loop
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Park in the ski area parking lot then head up the northern-most ski slope. Continue up to the summit of Eliot Hill then work your way around to Wolcott Hill, Hemenway Hill, Hancock Hill, then Houghton Hill before returning via the Accord Path Trail to the base of the ski area. Show more
#5 - Skyline Trail to Elliot Tower and Accord Path
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#6 - Signal Hill Loop
Canton, Massachusetts
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 22 m
Very Easy trail. Needs to be marked better but very cool views of the Boston Sky line and Big BlueShow more
#7 - Little Blue Hill Loop
Blue Hills Reservation
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 36 m
#8 - Farnham-Connolly Park Trail
Farnham-Connolly State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
A short loop with the option to go further! Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to be 8-9 feet wide. The trail is mostly flat to mostly gentle with a grade estimate of 0-4%. There is ADA-compliant car parking at the trail head. Show more