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Blue Hills Reservation

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Thank our ancestors for the foresight to set these 6,000 acres aside well over a century ago. Home... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
William M
Boston, Massachusetts
Great hiking for all experience levels close to Boston

The reservation is a gem that's super close to Boston, full of side-trails and tons of scenery. The... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Newton, Massachusetts
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“great hiking”(8 reviews)
“skyline trail”(13 reviews)
These seven thousand acres span six Massachusetts cities and towns.
Milton, MA
+1 617-698-1802
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank our ancestors for the foresight to set these 6,000 acres aside well over a century ago. Home to the oldest continually operating weather recording station in the U.S., among many other delightful surprises. Hiking and other recreational options and viewscapes galore, in all four...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The reservation is a gem that's super close to Boston, full of side-trails and tons of scenery. The skyline trail can be a bit challenging for a beginner, considering the steepness of some boulders and some running creeks, but worth the trek. Plenty of parking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

One of the best places to start hiking in Boston. There are easy trails as well as the moderate skyline trail. The length is 9 miles will take roughly 5-7 hours to complete the length. The skyline trail has the best views. We started the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ShavikH
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I've been to Blue Hills a few times. The only MUST SEE is the bog. When you exit off the highway, you make a right (instead of a left) and you end up on a dead end. Just park your car along the side and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Meir Z
Reviewed November 29, 2017

You can find trails galore at the Blue Hills Reservation, maps are available as well as trail markers. The some areas are steep and there are large rocks to climb over or around as you work your way up hill.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DH4u
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Wonderful hike to the top of Big Blue! Three of us hiked together (and one of us is a cute dog!). We had so much fun. The hiking was a little more challenging than I expected, which was fun. So many friendly people and dogs....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank aec484
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Dozens and dozens of wonderful hiking trails, magnificent views from atop Big Blue, lovely Houghton Pond, happy families picnicking and enjoying the beach ,strolling lovers, hearty runners, hikers and mountain bikers -- it's an oasis of natural beauty just 10 miles from downtown Boston.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank john k
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We have map of all the trails and have done most of them in the 35 years we have lived in Milton. All levels

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marcia G
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Beautiful hiking paths, climb to the top of Big Blue and visit the weather station and gift shop. The views are magnificent. On a clear day you can see Boston, the Harbor and surrounding area. The Trailside Museum is a great family spot too.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JoyceM431
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe this place is so near to the city. We picked up a trail map from one of the offices and followed the yellow 4.5 trail. This was clearly marked and easy to follow. We took a couple of detours to the museum,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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March 6, 2017|
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Response from sessionista | Reviewed this property |
They’re a pretty good standard considering it’s an outdoor facility!
Bonnie M
December 17, 2016|
Response from cubes1234 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have only hiked there. I have no idea about sledding
Meaghan G
August 8, 2016|
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Response from MARY Lou A | Reviewed this property |
There are many hikes in the Blue HIlls Reservation. The question asked is: is the hike up big blue conducive to a person carrying a five month old baby? The red trail up big blue is too steep and the dirt and stones too... More