Blue Hills is a true all inclusive reservation very close to Boston. During the warmer months Blue Hills offers around 7000 acres of varied terrain. There is a diverse mix of mild dirt roads and more difficult single and double track. The terrain at Blue Hills is not quite as technical as other local spots, but does off quite a bit of climbing and descending. Hikers and mountain bikers will not run out of challenging terrain. There are also great views form several hill tops around Blue Hills.
Once the snow falls, Blue Hills has a small alpine ski area with one chair lift. The rest of the reservation has trails for ideal for snowshoeing and backcountry skiing.
Blue Hills is well marked and maps are readily available online or at the park. The area does get busy, on weekends especially, so please be aware of other trail users. Also, mountain biking is prohibited at Blue Hills from January 1st through April 15th. If you are mountain biking there, be sure to get a map because not every trail (but most) are open to bicycles.
To get to Blue Hills, take exit 2B off I93 (Rt 128) on to Rt 138 North. Take 138 north 1/4 mile to light with Mobil station on your left. Take a right at light onto Hillside St.
Travel 1 1/4 miles on Hillside St. to the Houghton Pond parking area on your right. There is plenty of parking in this lot.
Approximately 1/2 mile further on Hillside St. is the Reservation headquarters on your left next the State Police horse stable. You can stop here for a map but there is little or no visitor parking. Stop by on your way in for a map or just park at Houghton Pond and bike the 1/2 mile down the road to the headquarters.
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