The Middlesex Fells Reservation West-Skyline Trail

Medford, Massachusetts 02155

The Middlesex Fells Reservation West-Skyline Trail

The Middlesex Fells Reservation West-Skyline Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Setting a course over jagged upland surrounding wetland and three enormous reservoirs, Skyline Trail circle the entire 2,060-acre Middlesex Fells Reservation. The 2,575-acre Middlesex Fells Reservation is fairly unique in its proximity to Boston and its massive size. It is fortunate indeed that such a large wooded area so close to the center of Boston would be set aside as a reservation.

Prepare for a hike in the Middlesex Fells as you would for a hike in remote mountain regions. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water,food and a flashlight in case the sun goes down mid-hike. The full loop is a fairly long, strenuous hike."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Those looking for an invigorating ride need search no further than Middlesex Fells Reservation, north of Boston. Its craggy hills make the Fells a favorite among mountain bikers hungry for a challenging jaunt through deep woods and meadows. This ride follows the Fells Mountain Bike Loop and unpaved fire roads to explore the reservation’s western half. Preserved as a wild oasis against urban and suburban sprawl, the Fells beckon with an alluring alternative to more manicured bike paths nearby." Read more
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Michael Tougias
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"This hike, which loops the western side of the Fells, has steep ascents and offers a great view of Boston from the Wright’s Tower area." Read more

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Trail Information

Medford
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Packed dirt, roots, rugged boulders, granite outcroppings
Terrain
Difficult
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Resources, mass.gov/locations/middlesex-fells-reservation, 617-626-1250
Local Contacts
Available from the Friends of the Middlesex Fells (fells.org) or at tinyurl.com/middlesexfellsmap
Local Maps