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

Some trails could be better marked, but overall very good.

trail running
8 days ago

I run at the Fells frequently and Skyline is a good trail. Not marked that well in some spots as you get to the southern end of it. Definitely keep your pace expectations in check. Very technical in some spots so it leans on the more difficult side of "moderate" if you are running it for time. Probably the best trail in the Fells for a challenging hike.

Sound autumn view

A good easy hike when you don't have much time. The view over Spot Pond is simply breathtaking.

I really enjoyed this trail. It’s difficult enough to be a challenge with some light rock climbing (nothing crazy) and steep hikes, but still moderate enough to be a nice leisure hike as well. Plenty of nice look out spots by the tower and the lake was a nice treat. There’s tons of trails connecting as well so it’s super easy to customize your hike if you don’t want to do the full course of one specific trail. Would totally hike it again.

29 days ago

The two towers are the highlights but it's still worth getting lost trying to go around the lake (skyline)

29 days ago

The classic here, nothing amazing but still worth doing if you can't get out of the city. The tower overlooking the city south, or up north, are the highlights

1 month ago

Came here for a quick hike and some Yoga. Not the best slice of nature because you're so close to the road. You can here all the cars, but great wildlife. Saw a snake and some beautiful birds!

Nice trail near the city, great views of Boston at Wright’s Tower, good rock scrambling. You’ll see lots of people on a nice day.

Did this by accident because the rock circuit is poorly marked. Decent run.

By far my favorite place to go on my days off. I actually really enjoy how busy it can get - I do a full loop each time and cross over between several trails. On a weekend, I'd run into someone else maybe every 20 minutes... But by far my favorite trail to do from start to finish is the skyline trail. I would rate the skyline trail as moderate, but everything else is easy. It's very dog friendly. We always start at Sheepfold and go from there. Once you know the trails, it's easy to cut through - they're decently marked. I'm a relatively fit person but I like to take slow hikes with my dogs - the full loop and a little more takes us about 1.5 hours. I love it!!

I’m new to backpacking and I am in training for bigger ,longer hikes. This trail is serving me well. It has many ascents and descents as well as ledge. Well marked . It is taking me between 4-41/2 hours depending on size of my pack.

This trail was a fun walk. The difficulty was easy to moderate at most. We found the trail markings to be insufficient, especially at some intersections. Surprisingly long given the location. Will likely hike it again in a different season.

2 months ago

Lots of variety. Beautiful trail without too much traffic on a Saturday.

I’ve gone snowshoeing along this route, there are multiple solid rock climbing spots. The west side of the Fells is too crowded but this side is awesome

Great winter walk close to the city. Helps scratch the hiking itch.

This is my 4th time here, very nice place with different views. Rocky and lake .
It took me 6 hrs slow- medium walk. Fresh air .
1,5 liter of water .
Not too hard really, any fit person can do it. And what is nice here if you get tired from one trail you easily can switch to an easy one like the blue trail.
Enjoy and stay fit and healthy this is the ultimate wealth.

Great train, light traffic, can be done in parts, if you tire out just take a fire road close to it.

trail running
8 months ago

Great and local. Wish I knew about it when I was younger.

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Beautiful, a few climbs under the trees and rocks. pretty view on the Winchester reservoir. plan to return in the fall. the app was very useful.

Awesome little hike - some challenging scrum and bouldering but nothing too nuts

Great trail! Very well marked.

Really nice trails with lots of options! Made our way to Spot Lake which was gorgeous.

Hiked this today- great hike with some parts being more access-road-like and others being wooded trails. Part of the trail is the Rock Circuit trail which can be lots of rock climbing up/down which was difficult for a beginner like me, but a good challenge.

11 months ago

Took a fantastic break from the city walking this trail. Highly recommend to anyone who doesn't have time to go very far but needs to get outside

Great hike. Brought my dog and let her off leash for parts of the trail. Nobody seemed to care.

11 months ago

Loved it! Actually a trail that gets your heart going. Took 4-5 hours with breaks and pups in tow. About half was up and down hills.

Nice trails but not very easily marked. The app was helpful for seeing where the various paths connected.

Great if you live in the city and need a midweek break from the chaos and crowds. Not very challenging terrain but enough to get the blood flowing and break a sweat. Planes flying overhead were a bit of a bummer so if you're looking to get some true peace and quiet, may not be the place for you. But I'll definitely head over during the week days!

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