Trails at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Walk along the universally accessible All Persons Trail at Blue Hills Trailside Museum and then explore 125 miles of trails via the state-owned Blue Hills Reservation.
Trailside Museum Trail
All Persons Trail
Mass Audubon created a self-guided, fully accessible trail that takes you by the outdoor animal enclosures and bird feeding station. There is a guide rope along our outdoor trail, occasionally replaced by tactile cues on the ground, for the entire length of the trail. Get more details including the audio tour
State-Owned Blue Hills Reservation Trails
Operated in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state-owned Blue Hills Reservation. All trails are managed by DCR. Below is a listing of trails found on the DCR website. Find more trails
Great Blue Hill
Great Blue Hill may be the largest hill in the Blue Hills chain, but the 1-mile trail itself is just a moderate climb. Follow the red dot trail to head straight up from the South lot parking area or walk the paved access road from the North lot parking area.
For a relaxed and more isolated hike, follow the 3.75-mile green dot trail around the largest and most remote body of water in Blue Hills Reservation.
Official MA DCR Blue Hills Reservation 2020 paper trail maps (18" x 26") are available to download or purchase. Proceeds from map sales help cover printing costs and shipping/handling if ordered by mail.
You can purchase laminated maps ($9) or unlaminated maps ($3) in the Museum Gift Shop.
Order by Mail
To purchase an unlaminated map by mail, please:
- Write a note stating your mailing address and the number of maps you would like order.
- Make a check payable to "Mass Audubon" for the total amount ($8 per map, which includes shipping and handling).
- Mail the note and payment together to: Trailside Museum, ATTN: Maps, 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186