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Middlesex Fells

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Location
Stoneham,  
MASSACHUSETTS
From You5263.70 Mi
Local TipsFor parking/meeting areas and trail maps, go here: http://www.fells.org/Visit-Trails.html
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-07-06
Created ByStephanieCase
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Walking
Features
  • Parking
  • Hills
  • Flat
  • Loop
  • Good For Workouts
  • Single-Track
  • Technical
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance15-39
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionThe Fells-Forever the People?s Forest Park!

Well, where do I begin! That is your first reaction when you are first introduced to what the Fells is all about and all of what it has to offer. Miles and miles of forest trails. The Fells is just a few miles North of Boston runs right along interstate 93, but it's like you would never know once you are in The Fells. It feels like you are miles and miles away from any hint of city. It's famous! You can't be in Boston and not go to The Fells. It's a must go see. :) Go to http://www.fells.org for more information and trail maps. It's going to blow your mind!

There are a wide variety of trail conditions which is what makes The Fells so fun. All trails are either dirt or gravel. You can pick from flat, hilly, easy, or technical. The Fells also offers more of a real mountain trail run/hike experience as there are some trails that take you up into the rocky hills which require a good amount of climbing. :) The Skyline Trail is great if you are looking for that rugged technical day. :)

There are also schedule group hikes and other nature events hosted by The Fells park. More info at http://www.fells.org/ under HIKES and EVENTS CALENDAR.

Have fun!
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Comments

  • Came back here this weekend and ran most of the full skyline trail loop. Let's just say the designer of this trail makes a point to take the most difficult and vertical path over the terrain. A few places required scramble on the downhill but I was able to run almost all of it at a good pace. It was a flat out awesome run. There's a lot of graded jeep trails that stay in the valley if you are less of a mountain goat. One other tip is that they seem to lock the gates of the parking lots at dusk, but it's possible to find parking in the neighboring residential area of you aren't certain to make it back to the trailhead by dark. ( by Matt Spilich on 2016-04-02 )
  • Tons of trails here, varied terrain from jeep trails to very technical. Skyline trail is pretty challenging terrain, but lots of easier hikes here. Park by Bellevue pond for about a half mile hike to the observation tower for great views! Also boat and kayak rentals at spot pond area ( by spilima on 2014-08-23 )