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

hiking
12 hours ago

This trail would is quite scenic especially at night. The view of Boston's skyline is really spectacular from here as I've caught it several times now.

The major problem with this trail is that from time to time, the smell coming out of the sewage treatment is pretty strong. It's not constant so you may smell it or you may not on a given hike. If not for that, this trail would be so much nicer.

mountain biking
13 hours 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.

This was our first time here and my kids and I loved it. I walked, they rode their bikes. My only issue was finding where to enter the trail. We started downtown and it wasn't marked, at least nothing I could see. I was able to ask someone walking by and they showed me where the path was.

Thank you to the previous hikers who posted about where to park! Parts of the trail were washed out- but the scenery is well worth the walk! Bring bug spray! What a gem

Took a walk out while on vacation. Nice little stroll with plenty of spots to stop for a dip on a hot day. The trail is easy enough to do in your beach footwear. the views are great and include ocean birds and sail boats.
There are several smaller paths you can take that connect the loops 2 sides but no signage. Being a small peninsula you can't really get lost so if you want you can make the walk longer byzig zagging your way out.

This is by far my favorite trail in the Boston area especially for evening walk. The sunset view from here is simply sublime and the views is unbeatable. And on windy days you are treated to wind surfers doing stunts on the bay. There is a nice children's playground and a really cool clam shack called Sullivan. I also enjoy watching planes go by at really close level from here.

And from the pier you can see all kinds of boats go in and out of the harbor. I enjoy watching those dinner or party boat cruise go by. The only minus is that it gets much windier than anywhere else in Boston.

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.

The kids and I love this place! Not overly taxing, but a great time.. Kids love sliding on the big flat rocks!

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.

I don't know why everyone keeps posting here that you cannot park on Marion Avenue...you most certainly can!
The 'trailhead' consists of the about 10 feet of dirt area at the front up to the large boulder - not the whole street.
As long as you don't block driveways, feel free to park on Marion Ave...the police have already said it's a city street and parking is allowed.
Residents park on the street all the time.

Fun, quick up and down. Nice views.

hiking
1 day ago

very crowded on a Sunday morning! started off to the right-trail was good but harder than expected. lots of up and downs before getting to the top of great blue hill. advise going early on weekends. parking lot was completely full when leaving around 1pm.

hiking
1 day ago

Conveniently close to the city. Started at Bellevue pond and was able to pick up a map at the trail head- very helpful! Trail markers were mostly visible. however a few times I had to really search for them, but they were there. Good up and down mix. Definitely recommend. Was able to finish in 3.5 hrs.

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 .

I really like it

Great to do with your kids. Very flat with the exception of the final .2 miles up the hill. However , it is well maintained with a
Rock staircase ascending most the .2 miles.

Hiked Green and Red trail loops. Trails pass through and over dunes. Great views of ocean and Castle Hill. Trails are well marked. Saw no wildlife and few people. Saw lots of deer tracks. Bugs we're biting.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Nice, easy trail for biking. Mostly flat and all paved. Starts out at Cross Point towers in lowell provides a pleasant, mostly shaded ride with a lake/beach along the way. Bring a lunch and relax at the picnic tables, or grab a slice of pizza at Zesty’s along the way in Chelmsford.

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.

Been awhile since I hiked this section of the Great Blue Hills. Love Hawk Hill and this entire section. I was looking to get some vertical training in and managed +900' elevation gain between peaks! Found quite a few nice vista points, really like the Hawk Hill vista. I'll be back!

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.

Beautiful view. Relatively free of others early in the morning. Sandy trail. Walk it at low tide.

Love this trail!! I did about 4 or 5 sunrise hikes here in July and I have nothing but good things to say about the trail and the view at the top!
There is a couple very very rocky sections but the majority is a nice dirt trail

trail running
3 days ago

I would have been quite happy with 500' elevation gain, which isn't so easy to find, so when my AT summary said 600' I was pleasantly surprised! It took 4.5 miles. Perfect place to get some hill runs in.

Walk on this everyday...love it!

hiking
4 days ago

I'm writing this review because my friends and I followed Mike Ose's misleading advice. The summit of Saddle Ball Mt is, easily, a 3 mile hike uphill from Adam's Rd on the AT trail. 1 mile + 3 miles = ~8 miles roundtrip. We were prepared for a 3 mile hike and this almost became a disaster.

The turn to make a left on Jones Nose is not marked from that direction - at least the three of us did not see it.

hiking
4 days ago

This was marked by someone who has never hiked. I don’t have any other explanation. The first time I went around I got off trail about 4 times I had to backtrack and by the end lost the trail completely, ended up on someone’s driveway and took that out. I thought I could go the opposite way to see where I went wrong and instead ended up taking a big circle back to the parking lot.
I have been hiking for over 30 years and never had a more frustrating experience than this loop. The blue seems what you follow when you start and then the yellow comes out of nowhere. There are probably 50-100 trails that branch off for access from peoples homes.
I wanted to love this because it’s so close to home but it’s awful and I’ll only ever go back for kayaking.

nice little Trail not too bad bringing a baby stroller with you if you need to!

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