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
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.
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.
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)
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: 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.
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.
Review: Blue Hills is fun, not much singletrack on the hill itself, more doubletrack-road type stuff. Across 93 is a lot more fun, less people, longer trails, still plenty of up and down, semi-singletrack (little wider than single, not quite double), decent up and down, fun overall
Review: DIRECTIONS: Take 93 South to 138 North towards Milton (exit 2B). Take the first right out of the exit onto Hillside Street and drive about a mile and a half to the Blue Hills Reservation parking lot. On your bike, take a right out of the parking lot and bike a quarter mile until you reach the park HQ on your left. Turn left and go into the Hills -- there are 2 great trails; one marked with YELLOW arrows and one with WHITE. Both are awesome, though the yellow trail may be tough on beginners due to serious climbs and lots of rocks
Review: This is a GREAT place to ride - if you don't mind killing your legs! Lots of climbs, but alot of great downhill, some cool singletrack, and overall, just a really, really nice place to ride. I did this in November and the paths were covered in fall leaves - stopping was kinda rough, but it was rather beautiful. Great place!