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

well marked, great for running & mountain biking.

A nice stroll in a little wood. Nothing amazing but easy to reach from boston. Which trail you take doesn't matter much, and it's easy to "get lost" here

good little walk through the woods, but nothing too exciting. for mountain folk like us it was a bit mundane. No real hills or anything fun to climb. very easy

Many different trails. Followed skyline trail. Plenty of climbs. Good workout. Definitely recommend to bring good trail shoes or hiking boots, water. Trails are well marked.

pretty nice hike, paths aren't fully marked and lots of unleashed dogs.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty easy, the tower on Bear Hill has great views of Boston, the Blue Hills, the Fells, and even the Monadnock Region on a clear day.

Not too hard, great views from the tower on Bear Hill, conveniently located too.

I want to hit this trail for a winter hike. Would I be ok with just spikes? Or are snowshoes needed?

Great morning hike. Beautiful views of reservoirs. Keep an eye out to follow sineage!

Really nice hike and running trail, I’m a newbie and it was doable.

Decent walk around the reservoir. It was a bit more challenging than I expected it to be. The trails were a bit hard to find at times but course correction wasn't difficult to get back on track. Parking is limited so get there early.

Great Trail, every kind of terrain, lot of views

Great trail! Wish the signage was easier to read

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Great easy hike, so green, so many cute dogs!

Nice views of reservoirs but way too crowded. Parking lot mobbed. Could have a long wait. Granted it was a nice Sunday in the summer. Would only come back on a weekday

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great hiking! All levels. skyline trail is the best

trail running
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Did a trail run on the reservoir loop. Had a really good time. it's a decent distance, technical enough to keep you entertained and the terrain is not too uneven that it gets uncomfortable running. The trail was well marked with orange paint and I had no trouble staying on track. I will definitely do it again.

Beautiful area to hike, run, bike, and play. Just be careful if you're on a time crunch- the Skyline trail tends to start and stop quite often and you can easily get off track. I wound up going in circles for about an hour and had a flight to catch! Another tip: arrive early. By 11:15 there were people lined up looking for a place to park.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Solid biking for Eastern MA. some really technical and tight single track but mainly large open fire roads. There is an old paved soapbox derby track that is fun to fly down.

Really only gets busy on weekends. Slightly heavier traffic after work hours.

Please don't ride in spring. The soft earth can't take the punishment.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nice trail, but runs close to roads and industrial buildings on some sections

walking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Easy quick walk for a lazy afternoon

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

We locked our bikes up near Gate 12, and started the hike from the south. Some parts of the trail are well marked with orange/red markers, other parts were a little harder to follow. The trail had some moderate parts that had some inclines and rocks, but it was overall easy-moderate. Surprisingly, the trail doesn't hug super close to the reservoirs, so you don't have water views most of the time. It was very nice though; it took us 2.75 hours at a regular pace.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

A pleasant hike/walk. Well paved trail. We walked during most of the trail. There are frequent ups and downs. An easy hike. Pack a book, you'll find plenty of scenic sports to stop, picnic, relax and read a book.

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

Well marked, rocky, some flats, loved it!

Hard to find skyline trail in some areas
Very accessible though

Good trail hiking with enough variety for different levels of experience.

Followed the white skyline trail, which is about a 7 mile loop. Was well directed, there were white signs everywhere (just make sure you are looking for them or else you may get diverted to another trail). Overall, was a nice hike, but there are no mile markers so you are not sure how far you have gone at any time. Also kinda rocky, so make sure to have some good, sturdy shoes on!

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