Stow Town Forest Blue Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stow, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

Length1.8 miElevation gain68 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyCross-country skiingHikingMountain bikingSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddyNo dogs
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Contact
Getting There

Very large dirt parking lot that is the terminus of Bradley Lane with an information kiosk at the trailhead.

Pat Perry at the Stow Conservation Commission: 1-978-897-8615

From 495: Take exit 27 and go East on 117 towards Stow and Maynard. Go 5.6 miles and take a right onto Bradley Ln (directly across from Deerfield Ln that is on your left). If you have reached a shopping plaza with a Shaws in it, you have gone too far. Take Bradley Ln until it ends in a parking area.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (174)
Photos (72)
Recordings (177)
Completed (268)
View user's profile page
Jessica Bailey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 18, 2021
Hiking

Icy

View Jessica's Recording
View user's profile page
Kevin O'Brien
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 8, 2021
Cross-country skiingIcy

Great spot for cross country skiing in the winter - after a snowfall, you can easily navigate the trail, and the hills keep things interesting without veering into the range of being too hard for a casual skier.

View user's profile page
Jun Feng
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 6, 2021
Hiking
View Jun's Recording
View user's profile page
Liz Tosti
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 31, 2021
HikingSnow

Great winter snow hike. Came upon a rusted out piece of machinery and a beautiful area with water and ducks. We looped around to make our hike 3.1 miles.

View user's profile page
Eric Sinclair
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 10, 2021
Walking

Very clean and easy with the kids.

View user's profile page
Lori Claire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

I love this trail, it's a great walk and you can go off on side trails to get closer to the water. My pup loved it too. I did not encounter any off leash dogs as mentioned in other reviews, I did encounter a runner who thanked me for picking up after my dog, I guess not always the case here but I didn't see any evidence of that today.

View user's profile page
Graeme Durkee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 7, 2020
Hiking
View Graeme's Recording
View user's profile page
James Maguire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 24, 2020
Hiking

Lots of additional trail options. Great place for an easy Hike. Main trails are wide and clear.

View James's Recording
View user's profile page
Petros Parpos
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 17, 2020
Hiking
View Petros's Recording
View user's profile page
Nate Proctor
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 29, 2020
Hiking
View Nate's Recording
View user's profile page
Nate Proctor
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 22, 2020
Hiking
View Nate's Recording
View user's profile page
Dev Shea
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking

Such a beautiful trail!! No bugs and wide trails. Plenty of off leash dogs

View Dev's Recording
View user's profile page
Char ॐ
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2020
Hiking
View Char's Recording
View user's profile page
Jeremy Walter
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
HikingGreat!

Very beautiful walk along the trail we saw two deer!! very wide walking trails beautiful tree with overhanging leaves and lots of rocks to collect!! Bring your bug spray and enjoy the nature.

View user's profile page
Nancy Felsheim
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 3, 2020
Hiking

The trails are wide, pine needle-cushioned and well maintained. Few rocks and tree roots on these trails. Signage? I’ve never seen better. It might be an area where everyone walks their dogs as every person I encountered had a dog. Since it’s the day before the 4th I’m thinking that might have something to do with it too. Limited views of the Assebet River are nice but you have to take a few excursions off-route if you want to get closer to the water.

View user's profile page
Beth McNally
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 6, 2020
Hiking

Nice wide trail, dog friendly, a little buggy

View user's profile page
Lauren Connors
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 21, 2020
Hiking

Plus river crest extension and slight easterly detour I love this trail

View Lauren's Recording
View user's profile page
Josh Bistany
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 15, 2020
HikingOff trail
View Josh's Recording
View user's profile page
Mark Kamoski
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 1, 2020
Running

great

View Mark's Recording
View user's profile page
Liz Shea Jackson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMarch 26, 2020
Hiking

Nice trail for all levels, the only downside? Lots of irresponsible dog owners. Multiple dogs off leashes, lots of dog poop left on trail, and full poop bags left.

View user's profile page
Joshua Kivela
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 22, 2020
Mountain biking

I biked the blue loop with my 3 daughters (7, 9, 10). Good intro bike trails.

View Joshua's Recording
View user's profile page
Leo Gregoire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMarch 12, 2020
Hiking

Seeing more and more poop bags (filled) and trash left from patrons :(

View Leo's Recording
View user's profile page
Adrian Adams
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 10, 2020
Hiking

This was a very relaxing and nice hike. Its easy so is really good for all skill levels. There are other trails that come off some of the main trails that looked like fun to explore. There is a picknic area off the blue trail near the lake that had a beautiful view of the pond. There were even some swans in there today. I found the trails easy to follow and were marked well (look for the colored markers on the trees). Beautiful trail and well kept!!!

View Adrian's Recording
View user's profile page
Leo Gregoire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 12, 2020
HikingIcyMuddy
View Leo's Recording
View user's profile page
Leo Gregoire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 19, 2020
HikingIcySnow
View Leo's Recording
View user's profile page
Jane Bolinsky
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 3, 2019
HikingMuddy
View Jane's Recording
View user's profile page
Michele OBrien
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 6, 2019
Hiking

It was mostly flat and wide. Good for new trail bikers. Not well marked although a loop there are off trails. Bugs were not bad today before noon.

View user's profile page
Cara Caissie
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 13, 2019
HikingBugs

I went with my 5 & 7 year old and while it was the perfect terrain and distance for a family walk, the bugs were out of control! We immediately regretted not wearing bug spray!

View Cara's Recording
Showing results 1 - 28 of 174