Looking for a great trail near Canton, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views 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 in Roger Williams National Memorial, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pearl River St Wildlife Ma or Boettler Rec. Park. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Canton ranging from 2.1 to 8.6 miles and from 72 to 633 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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backpacking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This was a great trail. Lots of shade great challenges. Lots of up and down. The trail is dog friendly.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Much harder than I expected for being just outside the city. I expected it to be similar in difficulty to the Skyline Trail in the Fells, but this was actually a lot more challenging. I'm glad, because I definitely need the training for the Adirondacks. So many steep climbs, many on bare rock slabs but also lots of rock stairs, too. I quickly learned to embrace the flat parts as they were few and far between. I saw a LOT of people on the trail between 138 and the State Police HQ, but after that the trail was a lot more deserted until I got closer to the other end. I look forward to exploring some of the other trails here. Overall a really enjoyable hike that pushed me in spots.

Pretty difficult trail only for the rocks and the roads that are constantly sticking out you always have to keep your head down. Great elevation changes and good training for a lot of stuff. Be prepared to put your hands down a few times to grab the rocks. Moderately trafficked but overall good trail with good shade make sure to take extra water.

It's the skyline trail but with a different feel. Unlike the more common Quincy->Canton direction which starts very flat before ramping up, here from the first step you have 500 or more feet of elevation to deal with, which is nice because you get it out of the way immediately when you're fresh. There's some uphill the rest of the way, including some minor scrambles in the last quarter when you least expect them, but in general it feels like you're going downhill for most of this route, and that flat last half a mile walking by the pond to end the hike is a great decompressor.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

Wicked easy going trail. Small inclines with cool views from buck hill and the elliot tower

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

Pretty much exactly what you should expect from a .8 loop hike. Nothing breathtaking, but some nice views from the summit and close to Trillium to grab a beer after.

walking
Sun Oct 21 2018

Nice short loop, loved the view, if I had a kayak/canoe I would launch it from here.

Took the red trail up to the top from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum parking area, and took the blue and green trails back. Beautiful hike; really enjoyed it with the kids too.

paddle sports
Thu Aug 09 2018

Excellent access to Neponset River put in if the gate is open.

Great hike, but the trail near the route 128 station doesn’t really exist. I hiked the whole thing from the Quincy side and right near 95 the trail completely disappeared. I had to bushwhack to near the train station. I hope I didn’t get poison ivy on me.

short hike but beautiful views from the top of the hill

hiking
Sun Nov 20 2016

If you go all the way up the hill, it looks really pretty. I take the dog here and let him run around. He enjoys it. For me, nothing special. The river is nice but beware in the summer SO MANY MOSQUITOS! Bring bug spray. There are kayak rentals in the summer on the weekends.

hiking
Sun Jun 09 2013

A good trail if you're looking for an easy short hike to get away from Boston and enjoy a little nature. You can even bring your dog with ya. Only downside is that it is very close to the highway and the noise might put someone off.

on Signal Hill Loop

hiking
Tue Oct 30 2012

Very easy- perfect for a beginner. The view was OK (better view of Boston skyline from the Quarries). I am, however, psyched to put my canoe into the Neponset River from this location!

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