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Great Blue Hill
Canton, MA, Milton, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Skyline Trail to Great Blue Hill summit

Great Blue Hill is a fairly quick, moderately pitched hike located near the Interstate 93 and Route 138 interchange. The greatest challenge of the hike is likely crossing 138 from the parking lot to the trailhead. The views near the summit are excellent, especially from the northern observation tower. At 635 feet or so, Great Blue Hill's summit is the highest point in Norfolk County.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Great Blue Hill
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Hike Commenced: 3:35 PM
Parking Elevation: 208'
Destination: Great Blue Hill
Ascent Commenced: 3:41 PM at Skyline Trail trailhead
Summit Reached: 4:00 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 208'
Summit Elevation: 635'
Vertical Gain: 427'
Hike Ended: 4:48 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 492'

Skyline Trail trailhead off Route 138

Looking north at Boston from the observation tower

Directions to trailhead: Take Exit 2B off I-93 onto 138 North. Ample parking is available at the Park and Ride just north of the trail head. Enjoy trying to cross the road on foot.

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