Hike the Great Blue Hill Trail

Blue Hills Reservation - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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

Distance

2.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

550 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Hiking

Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

Boston / Cape Cod KOA

Middleborough, Massachusetts

From $100/night

Normanton Farms

Litchfield, New Hampshire

From $125/night

Souhegan Serenade

Merrimack, New Hampshire

From $120/night

The Snug Life

Wilton, New Hampshire

Community Photos

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

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.

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike the Ponkapoag Pond Trail

Adventure

Hike The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills

Adventure

Run the Arnold Arboretum Trail

Adventure

Hike the Wilson Mountain Reservation Trail

More Nearby Adventures