Needham Town Forest and Farley Pond Loop

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Needham Town Forest and Farley Pond Loop is a 3.7 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.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Park in lot off Central Ave in Needham, next to Claxton Fields. Proceed clockwise down the Blue Trail past the miniature railroad tracks then up to the ledge outcrop. Scramble up the ledge for a nice view and perspective. Continue down the Green Trail to the rail trail across the power lines down to Farley Pond. Return through the Boy Scout camp area and up the road back to the parking lot.

trail running
21 days ago

Nice property but very rocky and full of tree roots too...be careful. The large ledge is impressive as is the miniature railroad track thing. Very cool. Farley Pond was dry but there was a cute deer in there. Very nice property but lots of rocks, I'm lucky I didn't trip and fall.

trail running
21 days ago