Hiking The Blue Hills Reservation

The 31st most popular hiking trail in Massachusetts.

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South of Boston near Milton, the Blue Hills Reservation includes 7000 acres of varied terrain. It ranges from woodlands to marsh to rocky hills. There is an extensive, well-marked and maintained trail system totaling 125 miles with miles of fire road, trail. There are great views of Boston and the south shore from several hill tops.

The BHR is 8 miles south of Boston. To reach the hiking trailhead from Boston, follow US93 south to Exit 3 (Houghtons Pond). Turn right at stop sign onto Hillside Street. Houghtons Pond is located approximately 1/4 miles on the right; Continue 1/4 miles to the reservation headquarters on the left.

Or, from US93 south use Exit 2B. Proceed north on SR138 for 1/4 mile to light with Mobil station on your left. Take a right at light onto Hillside St. Travel 1 1/4 miles on Hillside St. to Houghton Pond parking area on your right. There is plenty of parking in this lot

Overall, Blue Hills Reservation is the 31st most popular hiking trail of all 36 hikes in Massachusetts. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Blue Hills Reservation including Myles Standish State Forest, Wompatuck State Park, Willowdale State Forest, Bay Circuit, F. Gilbert Hills State Forest and Lynn Woods ReservationBreakheart Reservation.

Blue Hills Reservation Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  BHR (617) 698-1802; Mass. Tourism (800) 447-MASS.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Trails In Massachusetts" from Falcon Guide

Best Season:  May - Dec.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/

GPS:  42.2292, -71.0515

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  14129

Blue Hills Reservation Hiking Map


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