Explore the most popular walking trails near Lynn with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I definitely enjoyed hiking here. lots of nice trails to explore

Fun for kids!

If you feel as though you aren’t seeing marks on the trees, don’t worry, keep looking...especially if you see many fallen trees around!

hiking
1 month ago

Entered at the Pennybrook Road entrance (ample parking) and explored the Undercliff Path, Dungeon Road, Cooke Road, Cornell Path, and Jackson Path. Easy hiking, although watch your footing on some of the rockier trails! Dungeon Rock is very interesting. There is a metal door in the crevice of the rock. The metal stairs inside lead down to a winding tunnel carved out in the 1600s and 1800s (look up the strange history of this place). If you’re going to go down into the tunnel, wear good footwear (slippery) and take a headlamp (dark). Steel Tower is cool too with great views of the surrounding area (including the Boston skyline).

Walden Pond is really nice! The hike can be fairly narrow for a majority of the paths.

hiking
4 months ago

Really enjoyed the trails. Ended up doing a 5 mile hike zig zagging down many of the trails that cut through the main circle loop shown on the map.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent easy hike. Didn’t do this exact trail but did 4.5 mile loop so hit the metal (fire?) tower & stone tower

walking
9 months ago

great place to take the dog and escape from everything... every trip is a different experience! Only slightly negative comment I would have, but know there is not much to do about it would be the constant traffic flow noise from near by highway. Overall, definitely worth the time to check out for any nature lovers'.

road biking
9 months ago

A little tricky following the route shown here, but the views were great! Would definitely consider it again if I wanted to do a 5-10 mile ride.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little hike. Very easy on the main trail. Take the paths! Explore!

10 months ago

Nice trail for families.

hiking
10 months ago

Love it here. Great place to train for longer and harder hikes.

walking
10 months ago

Amazing ocean views. Parking tricky $10 in beach lot

hiking
11 months ago

Lots of choices for trails. The smaller trail we went on near the pond was interesting without being very difficult. We will likely return to try a different route.

hiking
11 months ago

nice view and fun hiking but it is easy to get lost the trail becomes very narrow and small I actually got lost a few times and had to struggle to find my way back the cool thing is you can enjoy your surrounding while being lost lol...

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, dog walking, family picnics, backpacking, scenic views.

My neighborhood borders the reservation and I utilize the trails 1-4 days a week during the warm weather months. The area is expansive with 2,000 acres at your disposal. It offers many options for activities and difficulty levels. It can accommodate people (and dogs... and horses) of all capabilities. Just about anyone can manage walking the main fire roads. There are rolling hills and some steeper climbs but nothing too aggressive. However, once you get onto the singletrack trails (wide enough for one person at a time) you will find that the difficulty can increase quickly. If there's one word to come to mind about this place it's rocks! There are rocks of all shapes and sizes- from stretches of loose gravel to RV sized boulders and open ledge. They are both the strength and weakness of the reservation. Many trails that would otherwise be quick and simple are made slow and technical due to a clusters of basketball sized rocks on the path. However, I find this to be a negligible nuisance in light of the number of options to explore and see new features and the reward of several picturesque views overlooking the ponds and the city of Boston off in the distance. As a resident local I've been regularly exploring the reservation for three years and just two days ago I hiked a trail and saw features I've never seen before. Let me not forget to mention that the powerline trails offer some of the most aggressive downhill mountain bike features available. The trails are much beyond my ability still. But on mountain bike forums I've seen them compared to more renowned area's up north and out west. So for an all-in-one type of experience that can accommodate a family picnic w young kids to an aggressive hike or ride, the Lynn Woods is a hidden gem juxtaposed by it's otherwise urban landscape.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

I'll be honest, in the past my experiences with Lynn haven't been very positive but this has absolutely been the best surprise. Lynn Woods has a near perfect combination of trails, points of interest and views. I hiked almost 10 miles in nearly 100 degree heat and didn't even notice it. The time flew...and I never even felt the heat. Most of the trails are nicely covered by trees making it an excellent place to get your active on during hot days.

My only issue with the trails: the northern trails didn't seem as nicely labeled as the southern parts. There were times when I had to back track because I had taken a wrong turn.

If you hike the northern parts...bring your bug spray. The trails up there seem like excellent mountain biking trails and much less used than the southern parts, but being in the swampy areas means you could very easily become dinner for mosquitos!

I'll definitely come back when in the area.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Wonderful place!

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I was in the area and decided to try this place . A nice surprise. There is a dirt road that serves as the main trail .If you take trails to the right toward the lake there are some wonderful rustic unused trails . I'd definitely come back again

Saturday, April 15, 2017

lots of adventure, very fun for my 10 year old son. Remember to get a map at the entrance. it is well marked. Quite a few fire roads, maybe we will try mountain biking next time.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Many, many options in the reservation. Trails splitting into more trails into more, etc. We really enjoyed it but the path to Mount Mariah was flooded over and we weren't equipped to ford the flood. Probably best not to go after a recent rainfall. Walden Pond was beautiful. Probably passed about 7 different people with dogs throughout the hike and only 1 was on a leash. Coyote warnings at the entrance. We will be hiking it again in the future.

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

Great hike still a lot of snow and trails are very muddy but dogs and I had a great day

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Very enjoyable, just before trees and brush bud out, can see lots of glacial erratics, no bugs yet. Dog Nova is protected from ticks with collar.

trail running
Friday, November 25, 2016

Nice trail for running, some sections are very technical and it has a good diversity of terrains. Felling good.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Beautiful area. Lakes, forest, well maintained trails and footpaths. Lots of history and places to explore. Even if the parking lot is full, you will never feel crowded. Bike, run, walk the dog or ride your horse.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pirate treasure, history, and mystery surround these woods. Pick up a book!. Awesome trails and paths, not actually in lynn central, more or less near 128 and rt 1.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Great trails and lots to explore.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

So many trail options. Great hike!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Great hike! Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

A great day hike / walk. Take the trails to see dungeon rock and stone tower.

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