Hike Southern Middlesex Fells Loop

Massachusetts Fells Loop Trailhead

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This is a great day hike with lots of different terrain and some hills without too much elevation gain. Great spot for a family hike on the weekend.

Often referred to simply as "the Fells" Middlesex Fells Reservation is a sanctuary for outdoors lovers in Boston. Just 20 minutes from downtown, this area provides a ton of trails that lead to some epic views, including some great skyline shots of Boston.

Check out the map when you arrive and explore the many trails that lead up to the reservoir. From the trailhead up to the reservoir and back makes for about a 3.5 mile loop.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



3.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

756 Feet



Dog Friendly
Family Friendly

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Many different trail options!

I have spent hours upon hours exploring this area. Whether I am just sitting at the reservoir or hiking up to the watch tower that overlooks the city, this reservation has provided lots of great memories and some extremely well cared for trails.

3 months ago

5 months ago

Skyline trail to Wright's and beyond

Beautiful hiking area. I took the Skyline Trail, from where I parked my car off of South Border Road, to Wright's Tower (great views of Boston and the surrounding areas.) Then I continued on the Skyline trail until it came to a junction with the Cross Fells trail and East Dam Road. From there I took East Dam until I hit the multi-use Mountain Bike loop and veered left. Followed the Mountain bike loop until it came to a junction met the Cross Fells trail again. Followed the Cross Fells trail back to the road. I didn't end up at where I parked my car exactly, but it was only 500 ft up the road so no problem. This was my first time hiking at the fells and I can be kind of confusing at first, but as long as you follow the trail markers and know which way you want to turn when you switch trails (use a map) then you can make a number of different length loops. I hiked about 3.5 miles following this route.

5 months ago

8 months ago

Rock Circuit Trail

Had a great time hiking the rock circuit trail with some of my bros. It's a little bit tricky at some point as it always leads us to climb some rocks, but it's very fun and rewarding when you stand at some high points looking at the view of towns and cities near by. It took us 3 hours to finish the whole trail.

8 months ago

11 months ago

City Get-away

This is a great loop to get away from the city to see the city. I recommend the fire tower, but this trail offers great spots to sit for a picnic.

11 months ago

11 months ago

Great Hiking/Running Spot

Fantastic views and engaging terrain, within a short drive from Boston, make this a great spot.

11 months ago

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