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.

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
2 days ago

6 days ago

hiking
10 days 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
11 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice. Very easy walk, no big up/down hills. Esp good when sunny around 60 F

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

8 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

10 months ago

11 months ago

grew up on this trail... inspired my A.T. thru hike

11 months ago

Easy trail with lots of mountain bikers.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016