This 1.7 mile loop hike at Black Stevens Conservation Area in South Hadley, Massachusetts follows the yellow blaze Main Trail from the Plains School parking lot, heads west through the park, and ends on Newton Street in South Hadley. This entire hike is fairly easy.
The returning route runs along the blue blaze Ladyslipper Trail and the red blaze Plains School Trail. Upon turning around at Newton Street, follow the yellow blaze Main Trail until you reach the Ladyslipper Trail (red blazes) on your right - take this turn. Follow the Ladyslipper Trail until you reach the yellow blaze Main Trail again - take this right-hand turn too. Follow the yellow blaze Main Trail until reaching the Plains School Trail (red blazes) - take a right-hand turn here to continue on toward the last section of the Main Trail to head back to parking (one last right-hand turn at the Main Trail).
This entire hike is considered easy. Dogs and biking are both a