6.6 miles
Distance
422 ft
Climb
-425 ft
Descent
369 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

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    White Loop
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Forest Path Loop - Intermediate mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    162 ft
  • Altitude start
    184 ft
  • Altitude end
    180 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -23.3%
  • Grade min
    19.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Houghton Pond Trail
Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
Nov 20, 2021
2163 to 2176 Connector
Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
Nov 20, 2021
Bugbee Path
Nov 14, 2021 @ 6:04am
Nov 14, 2021
In good shape, overall.
Forest Path
Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:17am
Nov 7, 2021
Two trees down - one can hopped if skilled but other tree down is blocking trail reporter
Chickatawbut Rd Trail
Oct 31, 2021 @ 3:28pm
Oct 31, 2021
tree down on path
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