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Cross Fells Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (8)

Blue blazes from Flynn Skating Rink To Black Rock


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

Point to Point

274' 84 m

High

67' 20 m

Low

526' 160 m

Up

499' 152 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Beginning at the Whitmore Brook Entrance in the western Fells near Medford High School, on Winthrop Street, the Cross Fells Trail gives a good sampling of the features of the Reservation, from wetlands at Whitmore Brook to open water at Quarter Mile Pond in the eastern Fells, to views at Cairn Hill. Following the blue blazes throughout, the trail ends on Goodyear Ave, in Oakdale Park to the east. Use caution crossing South Border Road, Route 28, Woodland Road and the Fellsway. There is limited/no parking at the trailheads.

Shared By:

Shreyas Dube with improvements by Shea Mizuno

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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Photos

Typical mini trail that shoots off Skyline
Sep 19, 2020 near Winchester, MA
Middlesex Fells Reservation
Feb 19, 2020 near Medford, MA
MIT Observatory on the Rock Circuit Trail.
Aug 16, 2016 near Melrose, MA

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Jun 2, 2020
Shea Mizuno
Out and back 9.6 miles 9.6mi — 3h 59m
Jan 25, 2020
Max M
9h 47m
Apr 20, 2019
Tomo Tarui
Mar 30, 2019
Jim C
Nov 11, 2018
Dustin Kerksieck
4.8mi
Jun 16, 2018
Mark Fisette
Jun 15, 2018
Mark Fisette
Great hike
Apr 22, 2018
Ian Muller
did cross fells trail to rock circuit (not on map). 8.2mi