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.
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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.
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.
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