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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +481/ -623 ft
Total: 106 riders

Mountain Biking Blue Hills

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#18 of 221 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#1,640 in the world

Trails are very hilly, great leg work out. Nothing really technical just tough climbs. area also used for hiking and horseback riding.

First added by BaneGoorb on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Located in Milton
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Milton, Massachusetts

Easiest | 12 mi

Rider questions

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!
A: landrys bicycles norwood, they are close to blue hills

Q: landrys bicycles norwood they are close to norwood

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  • Stuffed

    A place this massive is best discovered with a guide, because the good trails are often difficult to identify. There is a lot of branches and stuff down on the less populated trails

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  • sztejman

    Great trails, good hills, and lots of intermediate trails, not so technical but if you head up to the top near the observation tower theres great steps to come down and go up.

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  • Thornburger

    First ride since I broke my hand, took it easy and stuck to the fire roads.

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  • JRLeyva

    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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  • Mtnrider001

    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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  • hani122

    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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  • Grizzler

    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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  • PK1

    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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  • Fitch

    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.

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  • aaron5661

    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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  • kuala_tahan

    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

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  • Hutchman

    Good work out ride.

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  • Fitch

    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

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  • Fitch

    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!

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  • mspd398

    trails for every ability. Tough climbs but great downhills

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