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      With an extensive network of smooth pathways, a good mix of fast and flowy double and single track, as well as many more challenging tech trails up and down the several rocky hills in the park, Blue Hills Reservation is ideal for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities.

      The terrain ranges from woodlands to marshlands to rocky hills. There is an extensive, well-marked and well-maintained trail system with miles of fire roads, as well double and single track trails.

      Other activities available include hiking, swimming, canoeing and horseback riding. There is a designated swimming area at Houghton's Pond as well as a refreshment stand.

      Great Blue Hill is the second highest "coastal mountain" on the East Coast. (A coastal mountain is any mountain from which you can see the ocean). There are great views of Boston and the south shore from several hill tops.

      Please remember that the trails are multi-use and are shared by hikers, horseback riders and runners who have the right of way. Respect and cooperation will ensure that your use of the trail will not conflict with the use of other trail users and will help maintain healthy trail conditions. Enjoy your ride and and please keep these guidelines in mind as you explore.

      Where Mountain Bikes Are Allowed

      To see which trails are the most popular, on the map above, hit the “Trail Style” tab to open the drop down list, then hit “Popularity". The trails colored red are ridden the most while the trails colored green is at the other end.

      The reservation is divided into management sections. Sensitive or vulnerable sections may have greater restrictions than other sites. The areas that offer mountain biking include Great Blue Hill, Houghton's Pond, Ponkapoag East, West Street and Little Blue Hill. The Fowl Meadow Section allows mountain biking as well.

      Designated bike trails are shown in green, blue or black in Trailforks (and in black on the official DCR map), depicting the challenge rating of the trails. Trails where mountain bikes are not allowed are shown in shaded out black in the Trailforks App and are marked with "Mountain Biking Not Allowed" sign in red.

      Trails east of Route 28 / north of I-93 are closed to mountain bikes, including Chickatawbut, Wompatuck, St Moritz and Quincy Quarries, to protect endangered species.

      The park is open dawn to dusk and no night riding is allowed. Park is closed to Mountain Bikers in the month of March due to mud/soil conditions.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: State Park
      Land Manager: MA DCR
      Houghtons Pond Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Most riders start from the main parking lot at Houghton's Pond, which is central to all parts of the park. 695-821 Hillside St, Canton, MA 02021
      Disclaimer:
      Park is closed to Mountain Bikers in the month of March due to mud/soil conditions - check the SE NEMBA Facebook group for any updates when trails are reopened
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 15, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      228
      Trails Mountain Bike
      159
      Trails Horse
      13
      Trails Hike
      222
      Trails Trail Running
      223
      Trails Snowshoe
      24
      Trails Downhill Ski
      14
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Trails Nordic Ski
      6
      Total Distance
      105 miles
      Total Descent
      13,461 ft
      Total Vertical
      585 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      626 ft
      Reports
      2,960
      Photos
      68
      Ridden Counter
      33,623

      Photos of Blue Hills Reservation Mountain Bike

      7 |
      May 7, 2024 @ 4:23pm
      May 7, 2024
      trail: Acton Path
      11 |
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 5:25pm
      Apr 17, 2024
      13 |
      Jan 14, 2024 @ 3:18pm
      Jan 14, 2024
      10 |
      Jan 14, 2024 @ 3:17pm
      Jan 14, 2024
      19 |
      Jan 14, 2024 @ 3:16pm
      Jan 14, 2024
      trail: Outer Madden
      14 |
      Jan 14, 2024 @ 3:14pm
      Jan 14, 2024
      trail: Outer Madden
      14 |
      Jan 14, 2024 @ 1:29pm
      Jan 14, 2024
      trail: Acton Path
      248 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 7:29am
      Apr 3, 2020

      Videos of Blue Hills Reservation Mountain Bike

      Chill Run on Lower Coon Hollow
      111 | Oct 19, 2022
      80 | Jun 7, 2021
      43 | Apr 29, 2021
      trail: Nike Flow
      96 | Apr 29, 2021
      41 | Apr 28, 2021
      0:53 | 36 | Sep 28, 2020
      Blue Hills
      1:01 | 1296 | Nov 10, 2015
      Harmony Farm Ponky
      2:23 | 205 | May 11, 2022 , Milton

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      May 15, 2024 @ 2:52pm
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      May 15, 2024 @ 1:27pm
      May 15, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      thebandit2007trailCoon Hollow PathAn absolute blast of a trail. The line is...
      Jul 25, 2023 @ 7:20am
      Jul 25, 2023
      alester123reportForest PathTrt. Ff
      Jul 4, 2023 @ 6:32am
      Jul 4, 2023
      HvdLreportHeadquarters PathI’m
      Mar 26, 2023 @ 6:37am
      Mar 26, 2023
      OttaCeetrailEliot CircleDone - thanks to bringing this up
      Mar 6, 2023 @ 5:24am
      Mar 6, 2023
      neonedgetrailEliot CircleThis trail is named incorrectly! It should be...
      Mar 3, 2023 @ 11:16am
      Mar 3, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Stony Brook Reservation 67 41 30 183.9 km
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      Dedham Town Forest 7 105.3 km
      Eatons Pond Conservation Area5.6 km
      Lowell Woods 8 25.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike15969 miles6,726 ft27 miles584 ft
      #271#131602,9602111,902
      Horse134 miles282 ft1 mile472 ft
      #530#37212,3503
      Hike222104 miles13,353 ft44 miles584 ft
      #175#9762,95821,647
      Trail Running223105 miles13,386 ft44 miles584 ft
      #173#962,9602595
      Snowshoe243 miles942 ft2 miles472 ft
      #9681,3788
      Downhill Ski142 miles850 ft1 mile325 ft
      149
      Backcountry Ski31,818 ft3 ft253 ft384 ft
      3
      Nordic Ski61 mile62 ft1,972 ft118 ft
      #1,7201,37717
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