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Not too much to see on this trail. Wide trails and easy to get around. Don’t need the app to see where you are. Very quiet and peaceful.

My happy place a lot of the time! Great trails and lots of friendly people.

Love it

The trail was scenic and well maintained. it's ideal for families, folks who want an easy stroll in the woods, and a non-technical cycle. I trail ran it and would classify it as easy, not moderate. the trail is pretty good to run along with a couple steep bits at the turning point. I think m it'd be a fun trail to cross country ski later in the year.

The lower half of trails was fine However In general the trails were poorly marked, with lots of brush and logs in the way the trails were not maintained well. We tried to stay on all the red trail markers on the app, and ended up pushing brush out of the way and going over and under logs.

Really liked this walk. Very pretty scenery throughout. Pretty simple to stick to the trails and few obstructions. The only reason it was four and not five stars is that someone was shooting a gun nearby, which was very disconcerting as it got louder/closer on my way back toward the parking lot.

Signs everywhere saying no dogs! Long drive for nothing ...
Trail is flooded in the first approaching lowland .. not passable

Wonderful combo of trail & pond. Nice fresh water beaches.

One of the nicest we’ve been on so far! Narrow trail though.

Pleasant hike.

hiking
2 days ago

This map is a bit misleading. The are actually multiple entrances to Rocky Narrows, and this loop is just one access point. Many people who have reviewed the trail are referring to a larger trail that's located at a different access point. The two trails do connect, but it's not clearly marked. This access point has more parking, but you'll have to trek a bit to get to anything scenic (the blue trail, easily found at the other main access point, is the most scenic), although the red trail has paths that lead to the river, which is great. However, there are only a handful of parking spots at the other access point, located near the Forest St & E Goulding St junction. The hiking is easy to moderate, and while the views aren't breathtaking, they're lovely and serene. An active 4 or 5 year old could handle it without much trouble, and it's a great spot for dogs.

Beautiful hike. And definitely quite challenging.
The hike has a few parts: the initial part is less than half a mile to an access point to the beach, could be doable for families, I saw people with flip flops walking it. Many people seem to bring beach gear and set up for the day. Incredible scenery and amazing ride pools nearby. If you don’t go to the beach there, the trail continues until another beach access point, maybe 1.5-2 mile strenuous hike where you can choose to go to the beach, or continue on to the end loop part. The end loop part is partly wooded, partly open and very beautiful. The trail ends on the beach, where you can then continue on to a sand bar, or head back along the beach.

I spoke to a few people along the path were told the path isn’t a loop. It IS a loop, with one way being along the beach.

Definitely plan to be on the beach portion at low tide! It’s very special.

hiking
3 days ago

I've done this trail a couple of times in my trip down to the Cape. It's really flat and not very interesting like hilly or mountainous trail that I prefer. We were on our way to Provincetown so it helps break up the long drive quite a bit and gave the kids much needed break.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Starting from my home at the Dover side of Pine Street you've got 10 min to bike to the top of Snow Hill then another 10 min to get to the top of Cedar Hill (Rocky Woods) then another 10 min to get to the top of Noanet Peak. I got the first two, have to rethink my way up Noanet. I will add Pegan Hill next and give myself another 10 min to do Quatre Femmes! I'd add Miller Hill but somebody built a mansion up there.

Great first time here. Did the green trail. Didn't get lost. Will come back and try the red trail next. Trail markings were good.

This is not a moderate trail- the skyline trail as listed above is hard- it’s a long grueling walk from Quincy to the Blue Hill and back. Easily could consume a whole day- I’d advise starting before 9 if you plan to do the entire loop

A ton of stairs, jagged walkways, and numerous spurts of scrambling make doing this entire hike a pretty big challenge.

A bunch of great views- the best of which in my opinion all come from Buck Hill in the middle.

Great trail. The Skyline is a great quick trail for a weekend morning. We had a lovely day and it’s very clean despite the traffic. We did half the skyline trail for a 2 hour hike.

Amazing sight, peaceful and very relaxing .

Lots of fun! There are some great views on this trail; however I was constantly surrounded by a group of gnats, so that was annoying.

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.

Easy, sandy, grassy trail that takes you through Nantucket thick brush to open space that is beautiful scenic landscapes. Trail has cool information stops if interested and osprey nest. Fun 3 miles trek out to ocean and 3 mile back through natural unblemished Nantucket views.

At the beginning of the summer (2018) when I decided to start hiking again, I kept seeing this trail when searching out what hike to do in the area. It was listed as "hard" by AllTrails so I didn't think I should try it right away. After doing the AT up to the top of Greylock last weekend, I figured now was as good a time as any. In reality, this shouldn't be listed as hard. It's a moderate ascent up to the top. The trail is fairly wide most of the way though it does have a lot of rocks you must traverse. Started at the Mt. Washington State Forest entrance and it took me about 1.5 hours to reach the top and that was with stops to enjoy the scenery, take pictures and so forth. Didn't see a soul my entire time out but not sure if that was due to the trail or the weather or both. I got to the top but though the weatherman said the area was supposed to be partly cloudy, it was more than that. The view at the top was disappointing as I have read it has wonderful 360 views. I was also a bit surprised how small the top was really. Don't expect a Mt. Greylock wide open and fairly spacious area. I saw four support bases there and think there must have been a fire tower at one time. The trail is really easy to follow and marked well. It appears it's really just a path that the rain runoff uses than a trail that was blazed and marked for everyone. When you get to just about the top, there is a small cabin. At this point, if you pass the cabin, you can go left or right. Right goes up a little steep incline and that leads to the summit. I'm thinking that if you went the other way, it just continues on to the South Taconic trail.
At the summit, there is another branch off and was not really sure what that was but looking once I got home to do this, it looks like it goes up to Bash Bish Falls a few miles north. For 99% of the way, the trail was marked fine as I mentioned but at the cabin, trail markings are lacking. Got to the top, took pictures and then the rain came. I went back down to the cabin and waited about 15 minutes then descended to the parking lot. I got a little wet but this area is mostly deep woods so the rain wasn't so bad. Don't expect lookout side views on this trail but there are a few nice brooks and waterfalls to enjoy. If it was warmer, there is an area that looks like you could wade in to cool off. A nice hike but could have been better if I waited about 3 hours to start it as once I got back to my car, the clouds started parting and the sun came out, who knew, oh well.

My home trail. Great spot to
mountain bike
trail run
or just take a walk

Beautiful!

Nice, easy trail with a few hills involved. Not much access to the pond but i did find an area for the dogs to take a dip. Didn’t see many people on the trail. Bring bug spray!

trail running
10 days ago

Kudos to the folks that take care of this place. The blocked trail from the fallen tree has been cleaned up. No overgrowth. Great for trail running with the pup.

hiking
10 days ago

Perfect hike for anyone. It has some steep but some great views and a nice pine forest. Tons of mushrooms!

Wonderful trail to take your energetic pup for a long walk he’s wiped. Beautiful flowers there are a lot of mountain bikers so if you do take your dog off leash make sure the pups well behaved, we didn’t have any issues. Wasn’t too hard but was a lot longer than the expected 8.1 miles. Not good peak views during summer but I bet you will be rewarded with views during winter or end off fall when the leaves are stripped. The plus not too many bugs but I deeted the crap out of life. Not a well marked trail with lots of trail branches which was not confusing if you have a map. I love all the trail options which allow for creative hiking and multiple uses of the switchbacks. Would 100% do it again!

Great hike. Very well marked. Very shady but very buggy. Bring bug spray

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