There’s no better way to experience all that the Blue Hill area has to offer than to take a hike in or around the area. You’re in luck because there are multiple trails you can enjoy. Some of the most popular options are found here.
The Osgood Trail
About a mile long, this trail takes you to the summit and takes an average hiker 35 to 45 minutes to complete. It’s a great trail for beginners, and the trail is mostly wooded with loose rock. There are some ledges and exposed roots, as well as stone stairs, so take note of this before heading down it.
The Becton Trail
For a bit of a longer trek through the woods, you can try the two-mile Becton Trail. It takes you through a softwood forest where pine and spruce trees create a canopy, providing shade for most of the hike. If you are a beginner when it comes to hiking, try one of the other options on the list since some challenging parts are best suited to someone who has more experience. You will enjoy views of Great Pond Mountain and Toddy Pond as you get close to the summit.
The Hayes Trail
The Hayes Trail offers a challenge for hikers who want to “see what they are made of.” It runs for about a mile and starts in an open field. On your mile walk, you will climb a stone stairway, ascend through a grove of beautiful oak, spruce, and fir trees, and enjoy amazing views to the south.
You can park at the Hayes and Osgood trailheads, which are located on Mountain Road. There’s also parking for the Becton trailhead on Turkey Farm Road, which is located in Blue Hill.