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Level: Easiest
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +106/ -144 ft
Total: 54 riders

Mountain Biking Charles River Loop

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#86 of 223 mountain bike trails in Massachusetts
#5,448 in the world

There is a 15-mile paved loop that runs next to the Charles river from downtown out to Watertown. For most of the way there is a dirt path running along side it. Great early season training rides or for a quick spin when you can't get out to the trails. Flat as a fritter so you will need your big ring. I usually head west from Back Bay on the south side of the river. Look out for other bikes, joggers, and pedestrians. It is best to avoid it during busy times so either ride early in the AM or any time after dark.

First added by hani122 on Mar 18, 2011. Last updated Apr 9, 2021. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Access to path is plentiful throughout the city just head to the river. If you are driving in head to Back Bay if you can find a meter spot great. If not park at Boston Commons or one of the other garages. If you start in Back Bay there are several foot bridge to get you across Storrow Dr. just head north on Arlington, Dartmouth, Fairfield or Mass Ave till you hit the end and oyu will see on of the bridges.

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