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Blue Hills


The Hills has over 100 miles of trails for riders of all ability Included among these are 20 miles of VERY difficult trails. To get a free map of the Blue trails stop at the ranger just up the hill near the Police barracks.

The Blue also has a ski area that its lifts for mountain bikers the summer. It’s $10 for a 4 hour ticket.

The only part of the Hills Reservation that is to biking is the area bounded by 128 on the 138 on the west and 28 on the east. The area referring to (east of 28) is known as the section, it is (unfortunately) closed, of a compromise reached, I believe, to the equestrians. Another large south of 128, known as is also closed to bikes.

The area is about 2,000 the whole reservation is over acres. If you ride there, you pick up a copy (free) of the MTB which shows the open trails. If you’re unfamiliar the area, a little studying can as single double track are shown as well as countour to indicate gradients. The best way to the trails is to come out on one of the frequent, rides (NEMBA, Blue Trail Watch, Friends of Hills, MDC MTB Day, etc.).

We had one on Saturday (FoBH, led by Bill that a bunch of ragers (I had a good time even splitting my helmet on a limb and into a patch of poison

The situation at the Blue Hills to be continuously improving, with the MDC very helpful and supportive of for the most part. Recently, 2 areas were opened to the sections of the reservation west of known as Fowl Meadow and Blue. While those are mostly flat non-technical, them was still a major forward.


Option #1: route 95 (the old route take the Houghton’s Pond, Trail exit. Head towards the Hills and turn at the T’ intersection. the houghton’s parking lot is about 1/8 mile on your right.

Option #2: I plan to meet at the Pond parking lot. It is an ride from Boston or take RT. 28 south into just as you enter the reservation take a right onto and continue south about 2mi the lot is on the left it is big and easly seen and on the road.

There are bathrooms

Option #3: Where: meet in the Lot just north of the Trailside on Rt. 138. Take Rt. 128 exit 2

138 north), go straight through one light, meet in the second lot on the right (the one just the Trailside Museum).

Option #4: To get to the ski take exit 2B North off of 128, go straight through a set of and its half a mile on the right.


If you’re looking for a challenging, but legal ride include any or all of the following.

From the Houghton’s Pond lot head east on Headquarters and ‘try’ to ride it all the way out to route 28. I ridden every portion of singletrack, in both directions, but never done the whole without stopping to rest. some day. J

From 28, retrace you route back to Path and then head After about Ѕ mile right and go up an old road which to Buck hill Path. right at the Y intersection and after 30 yards. Hike up the staircase to the top of Hill. This is part of the Trail, which is closed to unless you’re walking. you will be as it’s a difficult

If you don’t want to attempt difficult hike, just going on Buck Hill It’s a neat downhill. go left until you get to dark Path.)

At the top of Buck hill, a moment to enjoy the view. head West until you the Buck Hill Trail. is a long, steep, eroded that will lead you down to headquarters Path.

Then take an immediate on Dark Hollow Path and that until you get to pavement. turn right and take first right up hill. that back to Headquarters You should come out across the from the ranger station.

is a long, but not too difficult climb.

So far ridden about 8 miles.

the pavement and go up the hill by the Ranger After about 150 yards a sharp right on Hancock Path. Which is very Turn Left on Braddock after about 2 intersections and go left again on Breakneck Path.

Follow that it drops you down on a dirt Go right and then take a on Bartol Path when you get to corners’. Bartol Path is the singletrack not the uphill climb the rocks.

Follow Bartol to Border Path and then left. When you get to a paved turn left and ride to the top of Big

Be sure to check out the weather the view and the observation tower at the top of Big

The Ultimate technical downhill is Hollow Path which is just below the observation at the top of Big Blue Hill. Don’t this one. And watch out for

If you follow this trail all the way to the and then turn left. get back to Houghton’s Pond lot in about 1/2 mile.

By now you should about 15 miles on your and will have noticed of alternative trails that you can on another ride.

Altogether you be able to do about 100 miles of riding in the Blue Hills. At 30% of which singletrack and about 20 of which would be classified as

We mountain bikers have a good relationship with the MDC in the Blue Hills. Because people observe the rules and off the few trails that are closed to the MDC recently opened two new sections of the Hills to bikes. (The Meadow and Little Blue And in addition they just the nearby Stoney Brook to us.

If good relations with the MDC I’d expect that in the future more areas be open to us. It’s not necessary to on closed trails to have a ride in the Blue Hills, and so could jeopardize any chance we have in the future to increase our opportunities. Or, it could even from what we now have.

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