Great Blue Hill Trail

#1 of 5 trails in Blue Hills Reservation

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Great Blue Hill Trail is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near Milton, Massachusetts and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until November.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is slightly challenging for a person getting back into hiking. I followed the blue markers starting from the Park Headquarters with a steep ascent to Hancock hill which had a nice view. I followed the blue trail to Elliot tower at Great Blue Hill. The top of the tower gives a spectacular view. I then followed the Wildcat trail via Houghton hill to park headquarters. The trail was well marked and maintained. There were not too many people when I visited. The views were nice but would be better in the fall. I will visit again most likely in the fall.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Very well maintained sanctuary, friendly & informative staff, great place for bird lovers

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87 Completed 29 Reviews

Nice moderate trail, but so crowded. We go there only if we have no time to drive to New Hampshire. The views are very average for New England; cannot even be remotely compared with Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire trails.

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10 Completed 3 Reviews

Not a single complaint about this place. The hikes a little challenging but nothing you can't handle and the views are great. There was a TON of people when I went but hey can't change that.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great views. If you manage to go off the main path (and away from most of the other people) you'll likely see many species of birds. There are a good amount of ponds and streams here, and many more miles of paths than listed.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The blue hills trail is a great way to start hiking with some difficult climbing or other trails. The view from the summit is amazing and trails are always well kept up

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4 Completed 3 Reviews

First "moderate/strenuous" hike. Lots of people, so moving was fairly slow, which allowed us to catch our breath. We hiked 2 days after major rain and the main rock climb had some cascading water, but most was dry enough not to slip. Nice rock scrambling. Made it to the top without too much difficulty, climbed the tower and took in the Boston skyline & harbor views. Walked over to the weather center and took the $6 tour to the top of the weather station. Even better view!!! Took the road back down half way, then took a path that brought us down through the woods and behind the trailside museum, then walked behind the animal pens to the parking area.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

First Hike ever and I loved it and plan on going again and do one of the biggier trails. Love the views and enjoyed the terrains. The shady trees and the wild life you can spot snakes and toads.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Blue Hills is an excellent hike. Test yourself and stick to the (blue) skyline trail.

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3 Completed 3 Reviews

It's takes a little work, but the view is worth it. There is an observation tower at the top of the trail, and if you go a little farther, you can tour the weather station for an even better view. It's usually busy, but not so much that you can't enjoy the outdoors. There are quite a few leashed dogs, too.

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