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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      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
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 20, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      204
      Trails Mountain Bike
      152
      Trails Hike
      204
      Trails Trail Running
      204
      Trails Horse
      8
      Total Distance
      102 miles
      Total Descent
      12,711 ft
      Total Vertical
      585 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      626 ft
      Reports
      775
      Photos
      34
      Ridden Counter
      12,416

      Photos of Blue Hills Reservation Mountain Bike

      18 |
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 8:21am
      Sep 28, 2020
      8 |
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 7:39am
      Sep 7, 2020
      trail: Smith Trail
      15 |
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 6:49am
      Jul 24, 2020
      trail: Acton Path
      70 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 7:29am
      Apr 3, 2020

      Videos of Blue Hills Reservation Mountain Bike

      0:53 | 4 | Sep 28, 2020
      Blue Hills
      1:01 | 836 | Nov 10, 2015
      Blue Hills Mountain Biking - Ponkapoag Harmony...
      2:13 | 118 | Dec 9, 2019 , Milton
      Blue Hills Mountain Biking - Ponkapoag Nike...
      trail: RFT
      3:08 | 117 | Dec 9, 2019 , Milton

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      1135 to Five Corners (1141
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 6:10am
      Oct 11, 2020
      Drynatescan Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Dark Hollow Path
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 5:46am
      Oct 2, 2020
      IdealajvanmeerbekeDown trees/branches at the bottle of the...
      Doe Hollow Path
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 5:44am
      Oct 2, 2020
      VariableajvanmeerbekeLarge branch/small tree across path...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      No Name Path
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 4:33pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      DryOttaCee BlueHills Tree Down half way on the descending side
      Angle Path Connector
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 1:06pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      DryEricwortman
      Unquity Trail
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      DryEricwortman Tree down
      Old Buck Hill
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 7:49am
      Oct 9, 2020
      DryJimmac66Rode this down, after taking a few...
      Duck Pool Hiking Trail
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 11:17am
      Oct 8, 2020
      DryBncrocks88 Multiple trees blocking both trails
      Outer Madden
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 10:54am
      Oct 8, 2020
      DryBncrocks88
      Prescott Path
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 10:13am
      Oct 8, 2020
      DryBncrocks88 Small tree down
      Coon Hollow Path
      Oct 7, 2020 @ 12:00pm
      Oct 7, 2020
      DryJimmac66First time riding this trail. Rocky,...
      Blue Hill River Road
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 11:33am
      Oct 4, 2020
      VariableJasonUbCh4FLeaves & Pine Needs obscuring some...
      Ponkapoag Road
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 11:33am
      Oct 4, 2020
      IdealJasonUbCh4FLeaves & Pine Needs obscuring some...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1193521OttaCeevotetrail5413-5422 Trail and 1 more
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Oct 24, 2020
      user #1193521OttaCeecommenttrailOuter Madden
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 11:00am
      Oct 24, 2020
      user #1193521OttaCeeaddreportNo Name Path
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 4:33pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #2286086EricwortmanaddreportUnquity Trail and 2 more
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #1791795natescanaddreport1135 to Five Corners (1141
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 6:10am
      Oct 11, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1193521OttaCeetrailOuter MaddenGreat singletrack alternative over climbing...
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 11:00am
      Oct 24, 2020
      user #1985719JET-MTBtrailCoon Hollow PathFunnest trail I know of in Blue Hills. Great...
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 10:13am
      Jul 5, 2020
      user #2171153vidirotrailDebbie DownerFun, narrow, moderate-speed singletrack to...
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      user #2171153vidirotrailCoon Hollow PathSuper fun intermediate-to-expert downhill. The...
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      user #1382355bhduncanreportPuddle PathY. X it xioomd..N,b kg,
      May 28, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      May 28, 2020

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