Hike the Great Blue Hill Trail

Blue Hills Reservation

The Great Blue Hill Trail is a moderate climb on a 2.3 mile loop to great views of Boston.

This is family-friendly hike takes you to nice views of Boston, after a moderately challenging stretch of elevation gain. Follow the blue markers along Great Blue Hill Trail to reach the observation tower. This is also a great spot for bird watching, and for exploring the nearby weather station.

Photo Credit: garden beth

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 2.3 Miles
Elevation Gain 550 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

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Great Hiking!

Great trails and easy to navigate. The Lake area is clean and the beaches are nice. Awesome for mountain bikes.

An Easy Hike And A Great View

I've grown up hiking Blue Hills and even 20 years later it's still a great place to go. A pretty relaxing stroll that's great for everyone; and when you get to the top the view is amazing. In the distance you can see Boston and to your east is Ponkapoag pond (which is also a great outdoors location). I highly recommend a visit to the Blue Hills for anyone during any time of the year.


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