Arnold Arboretum Tour
ElevationAscent: 284' 86 m
Descent: -284' -87 m
High: 194' 59 m
Low: 46' 14 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (7°)
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“Stroll through majestic groves of varying tree and plant species along paved, mulched, and dirt trails.”— Zander Göpfert
With the number of different tree species found in the arboretum, parts of the property can make you feel like you've left Massachusetts, or definitely make you feel like you aren't anywhere near the bustling downtown of Boston.
Continue along Valley Road, and look for the Conifer Path on your right, which connects with Bussey St. From here, continue south onto the paved Peters Hill Rd. pathway as it circles around the southernmost section of the arboretum. Back at Bussey St., head northeast onto the paved Hemlock Hill Rd. pathway along Bussey Brook. At the next intersection with Valley Rd., continue straight across onto the Beech Path.
At the end of the Beech Path, turn right toward Dawson Pond, linking up with the Forest Hills/Meadow Rd Walking Path. Passing groups of maple, willow, and cork, you'll see the meadow on your right as you retrace your steps to the Hunnewell Building.
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