Charles River Short Bike Loop Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Charles River Short Bike Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cambridge, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.0 miles 52 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This leisurely ride takes you to some of Boston's wonderful waterways, following the beautiful Charles River paths. This leisurely ride takes you to some of Boston's wonderful waterways, following the beautiful and historic Charles River on both the Boston and Cambridge sides as you make your way towards Boston Harbor. This tour is an excellent introduction to the paved bike paths and includes some of the best views of the city. This is our most family friendly tour; it's great for children and inexperienced riders.

walking
5 months ago

A good place to get in your morning exercise (along with many other Bostonians). Nice views of the city and likely some sculling on the Charles.

walking
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Good walk on a summer day with a cold drink and friends.

road biking
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walking
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trail running
1 year ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

This can be infinitely varied. Best thing to do is lengthen it. Extend your walk downstream to cross at the dam and upstream to cross at the BU bridge. Downstream there is a small embayment just northwest of the dam that is delightful. Crossing upstream at the BU bridge allows one to enjoy even more of the embankment on the Boston side.

trail running
2 years ago

trail running
2 years ago

birding
2 years ago

walking
2 years ago

road biking
2 years ago

3 years ago

walking
3 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

Absolutely stunning. Perfect for a beautiful fall day as well.