3 Great Hikes from Houghton’s Pond

1. Skyline loop from Park Headquarters to Eliot Tower

You’ll enjoy a moderately strenuous hike with striking views from Hancock Hill, as well as a stretch through wooded paths. Visit Eliot Tower at the half-way point. About three miles.

2. Red Dot loop to the top of Buck Hill

Expect a moderately strenuous hike with great views from Tucker and Buck Hills. Return on the Red Dot trail for a flatter, easier hike back to the parking lot. Start at the Blue Dot trail from Reservation Headquarters. About 3.5 miles. (Best to park at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot and walk to the trailhead.)

3. Green Dot loop around Tucker Hill

This mostly level forested loop trail takes you through oak-pine woodlands. From the Houghton’s Pond bulletin board, walk toward the bathhouse. Follow the Green Dots that begin past the bathhouse and loop around the base of Tucker Hill. 1.5 miles.
Park at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.
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Photo: Stephanie Zahnzinger (Brockton)