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Lynn, Massachusetts Map

Great hike with Richard, Macy and Gronk!

It’s a great place to go hiking, biking dog walking or running!

Wide variety of paths and difficulty for both hiking, trail running and mountain biking. It can be easy to get lost, so be prepared with a trail map if you veer off main loop.

2 months ago

Beautiful and varied terrain. Only got a chance to wander for a bit, but this is definitely a place I want to return to and explore some more.

Lovely hike!

2 months ago

grab a map at the entrance or download off the web for Lynn woods. trails are all marked with grid numbers and letters. A lot to explore if you use the grid. watch out for special surprises on the trails from ignorant dog owners, as will as some coyotes. Deer do come out on the day, keep your eyes open.

3 months ago

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!

It is a little further out of the way for me but it is a great seashore walk. It is very scenic all throughout the trail especially around Red Rock and Swampscott. The sunset view is pretty spectacular from here. And on high tide, the waves crash really violently and creates a lot of splash which is quite a thrill to see.

4 months 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.

7 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.

9 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

Sunday, November 05, 2017

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'.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

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

Monday, October 02, 2017

Nice trail for families.

Friday, September 29, 2017

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Amazing ocean views. Parking tricky $10 in beach lot

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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...

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.

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!

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.

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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

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