Suggested Trails For Hiking Near Boston
Want to go Hiking near Boston? Then the Blue Hills are for you!
We invite you to explore the opportunities to go hiking near Boston by searching for a trail that’s right for you. Search for a hike in the Blue Hills to get a new perspective of how fun it can be to go hiking near Boston, or click on a hike below to find out more about any of these opportunities to go hiking near Boston in the Blue Hills. After you’ve picked your trail, see below for tips on how to prepare.
What Will you Find When You Go Hiking near Boston in Blue Hills?
Where else can you go hiking near Boston and find 125 miles of trails? Wander through shady woods on Little Blue Hills, climb rocky ledges to stunning views at Quincy Quarries or bring your family on a short stroll and enjoy a swim at Houghton’s Pond.
Please share your own experience on your journey of hiking near Boston in the Blue Hills on our Facebook page or as a comment on each hike. If you like hiking near Boston at the Blue Hills and have another trail you’d like to recommend, let us know!
Reservation rangers recommend that you carry water (for longer hikes) and a trail map (always) when you explore all the hiking near Boston in the Reservation. Note that many trail intersections are numbered in the field with 4 digit marking system (four black numbers on a small white wooden marker. Example: 1141). These numbers are shown on the DCR trail map. Maps can be purchased for $2.00 on the front porch at Reservation Headquarters, 695 Hillside Street, Milton, next to the State Police Station, 1/4 mile north of Houghton’s Pond. If directions are not listed, call the DCR Headquarters for clarification: 617-698-1802.
These suggestions for hiking near Boston in the Reservation have come from many sources, including the Department of Conservation and Recreation, our members – and hopefully soon… you! While we have done our best to make sure the information is accurate, we cannot guarantee all information is accurate and up-to-date. Trails and markers change and our designations make assumptions that might not be right for you or your family. Please let us know your comments and corrections for our recommendations for hiking near Boston in the Blue Hills. Look for the comment link at the bottom of any of the hikes, or send us an email at info@FriendsoftheBlueHillls.org. If you’re looking for hiking near Boston, we hope you take these suggestions as a first step to exploring all the Blue Hills Reservation has to offer.