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Prospect Hill Park

322 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451-2047
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A beautiful climb right in Waltham City

From Main Street in Waltham to a moderately challenging short climb in a leafy park. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DrT1408
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Trail run

Great views of Boston and a nice way to spend an afternoon. It is called Prospect Hill for a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tim I
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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“hiking trails” (3 reviews)
“pond road” (3 reviews)
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322 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451-2047
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From Main Street in Waltham to a moderately challenging short climb in a leafy park. Beautiful views of Boston Metrowest and beyond can be seen from the top of Prospect Hill. You can either drive to the entrance to the park and walk to the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great views of Boston and a nice way to spend an afternoon. It is called Prospect Hill for a reason, very steep good for running and biking as well as hiking. Safe and comfortable with bathrooms available at the base and midway point.

Thank Tim I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this amenity with my 11-year-old granddaughter. Spent the morning hiking to the two scenic lookouts. Great exercise after all that sitting in the car!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought I'd ride my bike up to the summit.-WRONG. The first 1/3 is the steepest of the paved portion. the views of Boston and Waltham are excellent. Totally worth it. I will be back since there are many trails I did not explore.

Thank RLiles
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Prospect Hill Park is two blocks behind our house. We walk there all the time with our dog. There are miles of walking trails. It is the second highest point of land inside Rte 128, so it is high and steep. Most of the trails...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

There is so much to do up there. They have all kinds of trails and are dog friendly. If you stay at the Westin-Waltham Boston it is right behind the hotel. I have lived in Waltham my whole life and it is nice quite little...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Nice little park close in to Waltham. Nice opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle. Great trails but watch out for the poison ivy!

1  Thank Kenneth W
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went on an afternoon hike with our dog and it was excellent! Paths are well marked (in addition to using a map). Very easy trails- appropriate for any age and ability. Definitely will return. Also good for hill running.

1  Thank STEPHANIE C
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Growing up in Waltham as a child, we had full access to Prospect Hill Park. The original entrance was on the opposite side of the hill from where it is now. We lived just down from the Park and often went there either to have...More

1  Thank Skipper52
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Prospect Hill Park on Totten Pond Road has parking, trails and a playground for the kids. You can drive in the park during the summer or park in the lot and then hike your way up to the scenic lookout for a view of the...More

Thank Abbie H
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MARINA M
25 September 2017|
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Response from Abbie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I am a lone female and go there frequently by myself. I do go during daylight hours and take my phone.
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DavidBurd
15 June 2017|
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Response from Andrew G | Reviewed this property |
There are two very nice and well maintained unisex rest rooms across from the Summer House Shelter. They are waterless but there is hand sanitizer. On a raised ridge near the Valley Shelter there is a, let's call it, rustic... More
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Moumita R
6 October 2016|
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Response from KMCK1111 | Reviewed this property |
It's free. They lock the car gate at dusk.
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