Middlesex Fells Reservation - Hiking
Just outside of Boston, Middlesex Fells Reservation combines the backwoods experience with the accessibility on which city-dwellers rely. The reservation's Skyline Trail offers city views, varied terrain, and strenuous trails .
Destination Distance From Downtown
Its length and topography makes Skyline Trail one of the more difficult trails in Middlesex Fells Reservation.
Time To Complete
Allow at least 4 hours to complete Skyline Trail. At a brisk pace and with minimal breaks, hikers can reasonably complete the trek in 3 hours, but beginners should budget as much as 5 hours to hike the whole loop.
Middlesex Fells Reservation is open year round and, frankly, enjoyable year round. Skyline Trail may be a bit more strenuous after a large snowfall, but its rocky and, at times, uneven terrain will be covered and hikers less likely to trip.
Dogs are permitted on leash on the trails at Middlesex Fells, but are allowed to play off leash in the designated dog park near the parking lot.
There is no fee required to hike or park at Middlesex Fells Reservation.
- Coastal Paddling
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling