Buck Hill Loop in the Blue Hills
I ve got a hankering to clamber around in the Blue Hills. Friday is supposed to be mostly sunny and not too cold. (It might be a bit windy, so dress accordingly!) We will do the Buck Hill loop, a vigorous and fun hike. Our reward will be a beautiful panoramic view of the reservation. Of course, we will go at Tortoise Pace.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Tortoise Time: 3 - 3.5 hours
Starting point: Houghton s Pond Recreation Area, 840 Hillside St., Milton
From the Houghton’s Pond bulletin board, follow the red dots toward the beach and pass the bathhouse. At intersection #2053, follow the red dots over Breeze Hill to intersection #2072, where the red, green, and blue-blazed trails converge. Turn right to take the red dot/blue rectangle trail. Here you begin a rigorous climb over Tucker Hill and Buck Hill via the Skyline trail. Catch your breath atop Buck Hill and enjoy the view. At intersection #2210, turn right and follow the red trail back to the paved park road at intersection #2071. Then follow the red dot footpath over Breeze Hill to the parking lot.
Trail map here:
Please dress in layers. Hat and gloves recommended. Wear sturdy foot wear. Bring water and a snack. I always use hiking poles. Kids welcome - please mention in the comments.
Meet at the parking lot at[masked] Hillside, Canton, MA
Food and a brew afterward at Not Your Average Joe s
70 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090