5 miles
Distance
684 ft
Climb
-684 ft
Descent
423 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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  • Featured
  • 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
    27
More Stats for Breakneck Ledge - Advanced mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    173 ft
  • Altitude start
    183 ft
  • Altitude end
    183 ft
  • Grade max
    -22.672%
  • Grade min
    22.905%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,829 ft
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
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      Blue Hills Milton, MA. Trail: The Coon

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Parking Connector
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 1:31pm
      Jun 7, 2020
      Breakneck Ledge Path
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 1:31pm
      Jun 7, 2020
      Coon Hollow Path
      May 18, 2020 @ 1:36pm
      May 18, 2020
      Wolcott Path
      May 18, 2020 @ 1:36pm
      May 18, 2020
      Headquarters Path
      May 18, 2020 @ 1:36pm
      May 18, 2020
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