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

-Great windy trails: be alert of route crosses
-close to Boston
-High Weeds: Tick alert
-unexpected climbs and dips: good inclines
-few bike restricted rocky climbs but still bike friendly

great hike route in the blue hills!

Rattlesnake hill has a great summit with a wide open view of Boston and the Golf Course. Wampatuck is a bit higher than Rattlesnake. Best to park by St Moritz pond and take the skyline to wampatuck, then turn around and take the green trail back to the parking lot.

A nice mix of terrain. Really relaxing and enjoyable. A few areas of moderate scrambling, but mostly an easy hike. There’s a few areas where trail markers could be better placed. The switchover from the skyline to the green dot trail is a bit vague.

Great trek. Was trying to get +1,000' elevation gain but only got +666'. Not hard to do if you want to put in a 10K or so. I will be back, this is a great section of the Blue Hills!

This is a great trail to practice some basic hiking skills (bouldering) and distance without being too far away from civilization. My 3.5 year old did his first hill summit, but it was still challenging enough to get my heart rate up in some parts. A word of caution: the back part of this trail goes through about 1/2 mile of high weeds (as of 8/26/18.) We RAN through it trying to avoid ticks. This takes you around the hills you did in the beginning of the hike, and makes for an easier finish. However when we do this again, we will make it an out and back (as opposed to a double-helix) to get some more bouldering/ hill practice in. The best part about these trails is you can truly make them your own. You can add or subtract distance or difficulty. I'm looking forward to doing this hike in the Fall when we can see better views of Boston!

4 months ago

Super rocky and not my favorite. Struggled with signage above the skyline. Narrow areas where I felt super nervous I would fall and hurt my ankles. Hiked in the late afternoon and would recommend hiking earlier so as to not feel pressured. Took a detour for an overlook and hiked over 7.6 miles. Not sure I would hike this same trail again.

Good trail, good views even on a cloudy day. The dog and I had a blast! It is definitely rocky so be prepared, Stop by the visitors center before you start to get your bearings and advice on where to start, they were very helpful.

Not mind blowing or remote, but honestly, this is so great considering you're still in metropolitan greater Boston. There is some great elevation change and wonderful views. And 6 miles is 6 miles.

This is an awesome not so trafficked trail, making you feel like you’re hiking in a remote area until you reach one of the small summits and see the city skyline reminding you’re not far from Boston at all.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Beautiful hike! The trail starts just behind the headquarters buildings, and we parked across the street. We finished the whole loop in 2.5 hours, including some time spent at the weather observatory and taking pictures. Elliot Tower is closed for renovations currently, but the weather observatory gives you a view of the skyline for a $3 fee. We completed the loop counter clockwise, but I agree with previous reviews that clockwise is probably more enjoyable, as we had to go down a lot of rocks on the way back. Overall, great way to spend the morning!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Great short hike, brought my dog she loved it. Nice and tuckered out by the end! Would definitely do this tail again.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This was a fun trail, the loop took my friend and I 2 hours and was 3 miles, with only some short stops. It definitely gets your heart pumping, there are quite a few steep ascents with lots of rock, and then you'll steeply descend, it will be flat for a bit, and then another ascent. Not a simple up on the way there and down on the way back, which makes it more fun I think. Unfortunately the Eliot Tower is currently closed for renovations for the fall, so the views weren't great at the top, but still great to be out there!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Very nice hike, moderately difficult there are some steep climbs but overall a very rewarding hike with spectacular views for anyone who is familiar with rocky steep terrain.

A nice rocky clime either way you approach Rattlesnake Hill to the top with a cut out over looking tree tops and a 360 degree view.

Wampatuck Hill is somewhat rocky with a longer clime than Rattlesnake Hill.

10 days ago

on Blue Hills Skyline Loop

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