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Boston, MA: Ponkapoag Pond Loop

This scenic 4.2-mile hike in the Blue Hills Reservation loops under pines and passes by a rare Atlantic white cedar bog, home to 17 endangered species.

Trip Tools

A twenty-minute drive from Boston proper, the Blue Hills Reservation offers a host of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. This 4.2-mile hike around Ponkapoag Pond makes for a relaxing dayhike or a scenic trail run.

To Trailhead

I-93 S to Blue Hill River Rd. exit. Turn L onto Blue Hill River Rd. (becomes Ponkapoag Trail) and pass under I-93. Park @ end of road (do not block gate).

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