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

Great loop. We hiked this with 30lb packs as a training hike for an upcoming backpacking trip and it took us about 4 hours. Beautiful views of Blue Hen, Buttermilk and Brandywine Falls. The beginning of the trail is unmarked and took some navigating. It was also confusing once we came out at Brandywine ski resort. We ended up back on the buckeye trail instead of the towpath and had to do some back tracking. Otherwise it was a Beautiful and challenging hike!

neat trail that winds around and through some neat rock formations, very pretty. dog / kid friendly

8 days ago

Lovely easy trail along the ledges of large rock formations. The stairway created by the civilian conservation corps is really cool and worth checking out. The signage can be confusing. We ended up doing a loop on the happy days trail and then back on track with the ledges.

The first two miles have the most elevation change so it's the most difficult part. After that it levels off and becomes easy.

hiking
26 days ago

This trail was super fun! It was very unique and easy. There’s a really pretty scenic overlook if you cross the field too.

27 days ago

Beautiful maintained trail. Direction were little confusing though.

walking
1 month ago

This is a very nice trail with some great scenery!

Pretty difficult for the first few miles on the Buckeye Trail portion, but still a lot of fun. The Towpath is a good break while you walk back. Some cool views along the way.

There are a couple trees/obstacles along the Buckeye Trail when I went; was not a problem though.

hiking
1 month ago

We were very happy with this trail. Enough space between elavations and beautiful scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy hike with some interesting landscapes to explore. Walking through the ravines and seeing everything covered in moss was fun. Worth exploring if you are at the National Park.

1 month ago

Bangin

on Ledges Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful, well maintained trail.

My son is in Boy Scouts and is working on his Hikkng Merit Badge. Great trial, while we were hiking there were Trail Angels of the Buckeye Trail fixing up part of the trail. They were courteous and kind people. Lots of elevation and saw many signs of wildlife. Would definitely recommend.

2 months ago

One of CVNP’s most popular hikes. Great for kids and kids at heart who like to climb around the ledges. Nice view from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was beautiful! Highly recommend for an early afternoon hike. Pretty easy and relaxing!

2 months ago

Must see trail, be ready to be amazed and to stray off the trail to see even more amazing views.

on Ledges Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike!

This is a beautiful trail to hike when there is snow on the ground. I went on a weekday so there were not many people around. Great place to take the family.

hiking
2 months ago

I found this trail kinda boring. On the upside, it is quiet (except for the people ...lots of traffic) and peaceful. On the downside I found it dark and uninteresting. It is an easy hike ...good if you want a fun adventure with grade school age kids, or a fun walk in the woods if you aren't really into hiking. Serious hikers will be disappointed.

This starts at a Blue Hen Falls (or you could start at Boston Mills and take the Buckeye Trail connector to Blue Hen)...pops our behind the ski resort...takes the Towpath to Stanford House...and then follows the Stanford Trail to Brandywine Falls.
Some good challenging hills. Beautiful scenery. Not a marked trail though - needed to check the app frequently to make sure I was on the right route.

2 months ago

Great Hike! Starts out with lots of built in stairs...definitely thought the terrain was moderate. Great for a good workout!

hiking
2 months ago

Really beautiful trail, green moss and the large boulder fixtures were great along with the overlook

on Ledges Trail

2 months ago

Peaceful and easy.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved loved loved this trail! It was a fun place to explore and beautiful

great but a little muddy.

on Ledges Trail

3 months ago

Nice, easy kid and pet friendly trail for a great family outing.

3 months ago

Was a great outing and even though it was a bit chilly and wet everyone still enjoyed the views!

Awesome hike! FYI - A potion of the trail takes you behind the ski resort.

hiking
4 months ago

Although a short trail it was an amazing hike with gorgeous overlooks and geological formations.

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