Blue Hills

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.77 out of 5
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Intermediate
5
miles

Fire Road
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
177
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Trails are very hilly, great leg work out. Nothing really technical just tough climbs. area also used for hiking and horseback riding.
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: We're visiting Boston and was wondering if anyone had a good recommendation on how we could rent bikes to ride in the Blue Hills? Flying in and renting a car (probably a compact or small car). Thanks! -awaphoohee

A: Landry ' s Bicycles, right outside the preserve. 781 519 6306

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Reviews (15)
 


August 17, 2013
 
Review: Lots of loose rock, ups and downs, good cardio workout. Be prepared for the thigh burn! Fun ride

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August 21, 2012
 
Review: First ride since I broke my hand, took it easy and stuck to the fire roads.

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May 17, 2012
 
Review: Nice trail, the wood is amazing, this is a place to enjoy and ride several times, there are a lot of different routes you can make, you won´t get boring.

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August 30, 2011
 
Review: I agree Coon Hollow path is one of the best trails in the park. Be prepared for A LOT of technical downhill starting from the tower up by the weather observatory. DO NOT take the blue trail next to the Coon Hollow. It says no bikes and for good reason. You will be walking the bike down, or be in for a lot more than you may have bargained for. No mater what you do, hikers are going to look at you like you are crazy on either trail.

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March 17, 2011
 
Review: Many view this park as being mostly XC with a predominant proportion of the trails being double track or fire road. I would agree but there are a couple of trails cut that over some great technical downhills.

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January 1, 2011
 
Review: Trails closed from 1/1 - 4/15

* Review edited 1/1/2011

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November 3, 2010
 
Review: This is a great place to ride. its very bumpy, but lots of fun. I recomend coon hollow path as a starting point. it starts at the castle at the top of great blue and ends at the street. you get like 350+ feet of downhill, very fun stuff. this is a video of me on coon hollow path (cut and paste) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_uYY1J7m8M

* Review edited 11/3/2010

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August 7, 2010
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Review: Yellow and white loops are nice and well marked. Kinda love the yellow loop. The initial uphill sucks so I recommend a warm up loop around the pond. Good up and down hill on yellow. White is less fun to me but put the 2 together for a nice 11.5-12 mile ride. All fire road but singlerack branches off if you want to explore. Rode 10/8 - There were 3 deadfalls across the yellow trail a couple feet off the ground last time I rode. Pleasantly surprised to find them removed

* Review edited 10/8/2010

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August 5, 2008
 
Review: The skinny: The YELLOW trail markers behind the State Police barracks lead you on about 4 miles of climbs and descents that are a lot of fun and great lung burners. Across the street from the SP barracks is the WHITE trail, which is about 7 miles and much more epic, though easier to ride. String them together for a great hour plus of good riding and sweating.

Similar Trail: Lynn Woods, Middlesex Fells

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May 28, 2008
 
Review: The best trails are on the NW side of Hillside ST. (near the state police barracks). Pick up a trail map at the reservation headquarter and make your way up to the top of "Big Blue" there you will find a great view of Boston. There are some good trails that you can take down from the summit. Overall a nice ride.

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Blue Hills MTB Trail 3.77 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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