Hike the Arnold Arboretum Trail

Massachusetts Arnold Aboretum

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The lush Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful place to take a walk and enjoy a natural refuge tucked into a big city.

Park in the parking area on Water street to access the Arnold Arboretum loop trail. Head out in either direction for an enlivening 2.6 miles of beautiful scenery. This trail is a wonderful respite from the clamor of city life. Dog-friendly, highly trafficked, and open year-round.

Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bill Ilott

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  • Sun protection
  • Water
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Activities:

Cycling, Fitness, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

2.6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

150 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Scenic

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Beautiful year-round

When I was living in Boston, I constantly visited the Arboretum. When I went last weekend, I went out of my way to get over there because it truly is a beautiful place. It has lots of walking trails and so many different types of trees. You can enjoy the beauty and learn a lot. Highly recommend stopping in if you have the chance.

4 months ago

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