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Blue Heron Trail

Intermediate
 3.2 (13)

Tons of wetlands wildlife. A rolling trail that is good for beginners.


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Map Key

8.8

Miles

14.2

KM

100%

Runnable

122' 37 m

High

85' 26 m

Low

134' 41 m

Up

135' 41 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts off as a paved road and turns into a trail about a quarter mile in. This allows for a nice warm up. Along this loop there is not too much elevation and there is plenty of space for multiple runners.

The trail follows along the Charles River, winding through Cutler Park and Millennium Park. It starts and ends near Kendrick Pond, and there are plenty of opportunities to spot wetland wildlife between the pond and the river.

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Shared By:

Dan Meinsen

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  3.2 from 13 votes

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#439

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Just a quick run through the snow one April morning.
May 5, 2016 near Needham, MA
Frankie on the boardwalk
Oct 23, 2019 near Needham, MA

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Oct 24, 2020
Landon Weiss
My first time here. Got about 5 mi in where the trail hits a neighborhood. I got turned around and ended up gong back the way i came /: 12mi — 1h 43m
Jul 13, 2019
Boris Khaykovich
7h 40m
Sep 10, 2018
Asa Reed
Once the trail hits Needham St its too overgrown so you have to run on the side of the road until you hit Millennium Park. Great trail otherwise! 10mi — 1h 53m
Apr 14, 2018
Johanna Gorton
walk 3.5mi
Sep 16, 2017
Ruth Hanna
10mi — 2h 15m