I finally completed the Lil blue trail.
when I started riding again, I guess I was a little snooty, i didn't want to get my bike all dirty, so I avoided the gravel trails in our area. what a mistake, I put a little wider tire on my hybrid road bike. This trail i would recommend this to anybody just starting or just getting back into riding. There are several reasons I would so highly recommend this trail to novice, nowhere else will you see so many riders without helmets, or just regular clothes, i didn't see one person that reminded me of a NASCAR, you know what I'm saying. I also am pretty sure that I saw a guy with overalls on drinking a beer while riding. I like down to earth people, oh yeah this trail is almost completely flat.
The thing I loved about this trail is the amount of distance it spans. You can follow this trail for upwards of 10+ miles from the trailhead. While there isn't much change in elevation, nor is it very secluded like some would prefer (a good amount of the trail runs through a commercialized/industrious part of town), it is well maintained and great for everyone, young & old.
Darrell S. on Little Blue Trail
Great distance trail to train on if you plan on distance hiking. Terrain is smooth with very few inclines. Trailhead is actually at the other end down Blue Hills, not what the app says. Also, app reads 14 miles but description says 12 miles. Plan on going 14 miles plus if you are doing the whole thing. Great feature of the trail is that every .2 miles is marked on poles the entire length to monitor your distance, which starts down Blue Hills not the trailhead listed on the app.
Our family really enjoys this trail. Sometimes we all walk and sometimes we bring the kids' bikes. Some of the trail is covered with shade, but a lot of the trail is wide open with no cover. There are spots along the trail that have emergency buttons. I haven't see any places to get water on the 5 miles that I have walked. I also haven't seen any bathrooms. Overall I like this trail and will continue to go back.
Mike B. on Little Blue Trail
Enjoyed the well kept trail and easy access.
Well maintained trail. It goes from paved to gravel. I prefer not to ride it with my road tires due to the gravel but it's still a decent ride. Not challenging enough to be a mountain bike trail, in fact not really challenging at all. But if you have kids or just want a nice easy ride this is the place.