4.5 miles
Distance
498 ft
Climb
-501 ft
Descent
426 ft
High Point

The Breakneck Ledge mountain bike route at Blue Hills Preserve is a challenging 4.5 mile route that incorporates a number of kickass climbs as well as some of the more technical trails in the Park.

The route starts and ends in the Houghton's Pond parking Lot, from where it heads up the hill towards the Park Offices, where it crosses Hillside Street into the Great Blue Hill section, where most of the route plays out.
The route incorporates parts of Blue Hills' most famous trails including Breakneck Ledge Path and Coon Hollow Path.

The route is ridden in a counter clockwise direction and is marked by yellow triangle blazes.

Please keep in mind that Blue Hills is a multi-use park and yield to other trail users.

Also be sure to check out the awesome views of the bay area from the top of the hills.


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Detailed Description
Breakneck Ledge - Advanced is a 5 mile moderately popular expert route located near Milton Massachusetts. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 498 ft with a max elevation of 426 ft then descends -501 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    68
More Stats for Breakneck Ledge - Advanced mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    45 min 53 sec
  • Altitude min
    177 ft
  • Altitude start
    184 ft
  • Altitude end
    180 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -30.2%
  • Grade min
    23.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,690 ft
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Chill Run on Lower Coon Hollow
Chill Run on Lower Coon Hollow
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Quick clip of the lower section of Coon Hollow at Blue Hills
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Blue Hills Milton, MA. Trail: The Coon

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Coon Hollow Path
Dec 20, 2023 @ 2:05pm
Dec 20, 2023
The upper Coon was wet but you could run without problems. Mid Coon there are two trees down, one you need to walk your bike another one you have to slow down, other than those there are some debris all over the place just be careful.
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