Lower Neponset River Trail


Hallet Street, Boston, MA 02124
Transit friendly
Dogs Allowed



This rail trail spans 5 miles from Dorchester, MA into Milton, MA. Enjoy the views of the Neponset River as you walk or ride along the trail. Nearby parks also offer plenty of fun for the family.


Dawn to dusk


Parking is available at Pope John Paul II Park.


A group riding bikes down a paved trail.


The trail offers views of salt marshes and the urban wild.
A man and woman walking along a paved path by the river.


Take a walk or a jog while enjoying the sights of the river.

All Activities

  • Biking
  • Running and walking


  • Paved bike path


  • Biking
  • Running
  • Walking


  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • No motorized vehicles

More info

Trail etiquette

  • Be courteous of other path users.
  • Keep right unless passing.
  • Stop at all stop signs.
  • Trail is open dawn to dusk. Ride at your own risk--and use bike lights and reflectors--at night. 
  • Give a clear and audible signal before passing, and pass only when it's safe to.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed.
  • Wear protective headgear. This is required by law for children 16 years and younger, but recommended for all.
  • Respect private property next to the trail. 
  • Carry in, carry out all trash and belongings.


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