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  • hiking (1 year)
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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
      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 Apr 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      208
      Trails Mountain Bike
      159
      Trails Hike
      223
      Trails Trail Running
      223
      Trails Horse
      11
      Trails Snowshoe
      21
      Trails Downhill Ski
      14
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Trails Nordic Ski
      4
      Total Distance
      102 miles
      Total Descent
      12,678 ft
      Total Vertical
      585 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      626 ft
      Reports
      1,254
      Photos
      51
      Ridden Counter
      19,547

      Photos of Blue Hills Reservation Mountain Bike

      16 |
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 7:50pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      trail: 1185 - 1170
      17 |
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 8:49am
      Sep 15, 2021
      28 |
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 1:11pm
      Jul 7, 2021
      20 |
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 8:06am
      Jul 2, 2021
      95 |
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 8:21am
      Sep 28, 2020
      26 |
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 7:39am
      Sep 7, 2020
      trail: Buma Road
      64 |
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 5:53pm
      Jun 7, 2020
      trail: Acton Path
      129 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 7:29am
      Apr 3, 2020

      Videos of Blue Hills Reservation Mountain Bike

      28 | Jun 7, 2021
      19 | Apr 29, 2021
      trail: Nike Flow
      37 | Apr 29, 2021
      22 | Apr 28, 2021
      0:53 | 19 | Sep 28, 2020
      Blue Hills
      1:01 | 1062 | Nov 10, 2015
      Outer Madden - Blue Hills Ponky
      1:14 | 101 | Jan 17, 2021 , Milton
      Blue Hills Mountain Biking - Ponkapoag Harmony...
      2:13 | 367 | Dec 9, 2019 , Milton

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Debbie Downer
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 10:13am
      Dec 4, 2021
      Drykunarider Tree still down. Needs big ass saw
      Wildcat Notch Trail
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKSYep. blowdown still there across trail....
      South Tucker Hill Link
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 6:42am
      Nov 17, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKSMassive blowdown across the trail near...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      K Path
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 7:05am
      Nov 27, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Buma Road
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 7:05am
      Nov 27, 2021
      Variablemappermook TRAILFORKSClear with a lot of mild mud. Not many...
      Accord Path
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 2:12pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      IdealMatthewmniK3sDry and nothing blocking the trail at any...
      Coon Hollow Path
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      VariableMatthewmniK3sLeaves create a challenge as rocks can be...
      Cosmos Alternative
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKSImproving
      Ski Area Access Road
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Ski Area Parking Driveway
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Puddle Path Connector
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKSLeafy. Trail is grossly misrated (it's...
      Rotch Path
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Eustis Trail
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Variablemappermook TRAILFORKSMostly dry, but still some wet spots.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1727533kunarideraddreportDebbie Downer
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 10:13am
      Dec 4, 2021
      user #2188109mappermookaddreportK Path and 1 more
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 4:22pm
      Nov 27, 2021
      user #2188109mappermookaddreportBuma Road
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 4:19pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      user #2789287MatthewmniK3saddreportCoon Hollow Path and 1 more
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      user #2789287MatthewmniK3svotetrailCoon Hollow Path and 1 more
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 2:04pm
      Nov 25, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2789287MatthewmniK3strailSummit RoadUse this if you want to take coon down on your...
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      user #2789287MatthewmniK3strailAccord PathThis trail isn’t the best unless you have an...
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      user #2789287MatthewmniK3strailCoon Hollow PathEasy ride on hard tails (WITH TUBELESS TIRES)...
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 2:02pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      user #1193521OttaCeetrailBurnt Hill PathBut instead its a 13% grade straight up with...
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 1:03pm
      Nov 17, 2021
      user #2188109mappermooktrailAngle Path ConnectorStrong intermediate trail. A good supply of...
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 9:27am
      Nov 17, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Stony Brook Reservation 61 36 163.9 km
      Glen Echo Pond4.7 km
      Eatons Pond Conservation Area5.6 km
      Lowell Woods 75.7 km
      Merrymount Park 13 35.7 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike15968 miles6,775 ft27 miles584 ft
      #320#153451,254126,226
      Hike223102 miles12,677 ft43 miles584 ft
      #207#11261,2552800
      Trail Running223102 miles12,677 ft43 miles584 ft
      #210#1121,2552182
      Horse113 miles220 ft1 mile92 ft
      #424#2869231
      Snowshoe21
      #6453118
      Downhill Ski14
      3
      Backcountry Ski3
      3
      Nordic Ski4
      #55531116
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