Hiking Within Boston’s City Limits
Mount Vernon Street
Distance: .27 miles
Elevation change: 84 feet
This short, steep climb takes you up that shining hill and straight into the 19th century, complete with historical townhouses and brick pavers (which can get slippery when wet).
Starting at Savin Hill Avenue, Savin Hill
Distance: .08 miles
Elevation change: 63 feet
After a brutal ascent, you’re rewarded with scenic views of Boston Harbor and the Blue Hills.
Starting at Beacon Street, Brookline
Distance: .9 miles
Elevation change: 185 feet
The locally created, free fitness phenomenon November Project incorporates this legendary path into its running route. In the winter, its members sometimes shovel a few driveways along the way.
From East 6th Street to William J. Day Boulevard, South Boston
Distance: .2 miles
Elevation change: 96 feet
With the beach on one side and bustling Broadway on the other, this quick hill sees a lot of running action in all four seasons.