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Milton, Massachusetts

Hike the Great Blue Hill Trail

2.3 Miles Total - 550 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally 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.

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Family Friendly
Forest
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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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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.

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