7 miles
Distance
656 ft
Climb
-656 ft
Descent
378 ft
High Point

The Forest Path Loop is a fun seven mile mountain bike route that includes a wide variety of single and double track trails throughout the Houghton's Pond section of Blue Hills Reservation. It includes a number of punchy climbs, fun downhills, as well as a lot of fast and flowy sections. As this is a multi-use park, please be aware of other trail users, always yield to other trail users, and say hello. It is a one directional loop and must be ridden counter clockwise. The route starts out of the Houghton's Pond main parking area, uphill along the Headquarters path for a short while and then right onto Bugbee Path. It returns to the same parking lot via the trail below Houghton's Pond. Follow the white triangle blazes on the trail.

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Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • AKA
    White Loop
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Forest Path Loop - Intermediate mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    159 ft
  • Altitude start
    183 ft
  • Altitude end
    183 ft
  • Grade max
    -23.459%
  • Grade min
    16.648%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,202 ft
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  • Icy
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Tucker Hill Path
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      Pipeline
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      Oblique Path
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 8:36am
      Mar 14, 2019
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      Houghton Pond Trail
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 8:35am
      Mar 14, 2019
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      Headquarters Path
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 8:35am
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