ElevationAscent: 846' 258 m
Descent: -863' -263 m
High: 276' 84 m
Low: 114' 35 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“The premier offering at the Middlesex Fells features surprising elevation and great views of Boston.”— Trevor Wellman
Really though. Despite all the nearby hullabaloo (or perhaps somewhat because of it) the relative vastness and peacefulness of the Fells are endlessly remarkable. The continuous seven some-odd miles of mixed singletrack and doubletrack cross plenty of other trails, dart up and down countless rugged rocky outcrops, and wind into and out of typically suburban neighborhoods, and you'll likely see a greater variety of terrain than anywhere else in the state and possibly even anywhere else in New England.
One of the main highlights is Wright's Tower at the southeast corner. This outcrop, to me, embodies the Skyline Trail as a whole: you can at once see the Boston skyline and the dizzying traffic on I-93 below, and yet somehow feel like you're on top of a much larger, more remote hill.
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