Blue Heron Trail

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Blue Heron Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Needham, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

Park at the Kendrick Street lot or at Millenium Park. Some of the 'trail' is on the road to complete the loop, and at times it takes some patience to pick up the Blue Heron signs when it weaves in and out of corporate parking lots. Regardless, the majority of the trail is in marshes or wooded areas, and over the course of the 10 miles the terrain changes often enough to keep things interesting! Parts of this trail must not get much use judging by the plants that were starting to encroach.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

https://youtu.be/-1qI_ngyUbc
or go to our channel at: SeeScottandKatieTravel

Compilation of our GoPro footage in the link above. This is a nice easy trail, but still a fun ride without being boring. Trails are mainly packed dirt- not much sand/gravel/woodchips. Fun ramp close to the start of the trail, but you can easily go around it. Some obstacles, and some larger root heavy sections. Fun long boardwalk about 1/3 of the way through.

hiking
1 month ago

good hike. no signboard/map at entrance. lots of mountain bikers.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Only 20 min from the city this is a great trail. Beautiful landscapes.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Great trails. Can loop different trails for different distances. A portion runs along side the highway. That was interesting. Then it ducked back into the woods. Found myself alone out there. Lots of miles to explore.

trail running
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Way too overgrown on the Boardwalk out in the Blue Heron Trail. Lots of poison ivy, stay on the trail.
The bugs were relentless.
The Healthy Heart Trail is great. Just do that twice, around the same distance.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago