Jamaica Pool to the Charles River

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

109

m

125

m

4

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Despite passing through a developed part of Boston, the hike today somehow manages to link together a surprising amount of green space.

The first task of the day is to follow the trail to the boardwalk around Ward's Pond and using this to access Olmstead Park.

We've drawn the line taking the shortest route possible to the next major landmarks - the Jefferson and McLaughlin playgrounds - but taking the time to detour to the northern section of Olmsted Park and walking around Leverett Pond is highly recommended.

Regardless of whether or not you detour, head past the somewhat disconcerting sight of some puddingstone boulders and on to the gravel track which winds alongside the Muddy River.

Follow the track as it passes a series of parks and playgrounds, and the legendary Fenway Park baseball stadium, before reaching the banks of the Charles River.

Sources - https://www.bostontrails.org/ https://www.masslive.com/boston/2022/06/bostons-walking-city-trail-how-to-hike-25-miles-through-the-city-while-discovering-hidden-gems.html#:~:text=on%20the%20trail.-,The%20Walking%20City%20Trail%2C%20the%20brainchild%20of%20Miles%20Howard%2C%20is,even%20a%20jaded%20hiker%20interested.