Neponset River Greenway

Trail Map

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Although the Neponset River Greenway totals more than 5 miles in length, it's currently open in several short disconnected sections on the southern outskirts of Boston. The trail is paved and provides a variety of scenery from urban wilderness through a mill village and a salt marsh (in Pope John Paul II Park) to Tenean Beach on the mouth of the Neponset River.

In the future, the rail-trail will total 10 miles, connecting the several-thousand-acre Blue Hills Reservation to the John F. Kennedy Library, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and downtown Boston.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available on the eastern half of the trail in Pope John Paul II Park.

The trail is also adjacent to three Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Red Line stations at Butler, Milton, and Central Avenue. 


Lovely trail to ride and very close

   July, 2015 by pmstilts

We parked (as suggested by another reviewer) at the city park next to the draw bridge off Granite Street. The park is about the mid-point of the bike trail. We biked one way and then the other to do the whole trail. Our granddaughter is 7 yrs old and more

Rollerblading trail

   July, 2014 by di22

I tried to use inline skates on the trail with my daughter and there are a few things I would like to note: -The street parking at the Milton end is limited and has a two hour max. -After the first mile, the trail becomes packed gravel for a distance more

Neponset Trail offers a pleasant ride in the heart of the city

   August, 2010 by john.roy.129

I rode the trail in August, 2010 for the first time. I thought it was going to be too short for a good ride. I was pleasantly surprised by all the interesting scenery and the beauty of the trail in this area. The trail is paved for all but a short (0.3 more