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Distance:
1.4 Miles / 2.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~42 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Reed Conservation Area
Town:
Belchertown, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.343523, -72.410092
Added:
December 31, 2017
Updated:
June 06, 2018
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66 '

Total Change
111 '

Ascent
111 '

Descent

The Blue Blaze Trail at the Reed Conservation Area in Belchertown, Massachusetts is a short 1.4 mile out-and-back hike from the southern section of the conservation area up to Knight's Pond and back. Parking for the Reed Conservation Area can be found on Gold Street at the coordinates provided and is located across the street from Trillium Way in Belchertown.

The trail is mostly flat, with a short downhill section at the beginning that leads to a small pond with a couple of picnic tables at the pond. Once you reach the picnic tables, take a right to follow the blue blazes. You'll eventually reach an intersection where the blue blazes turn right one more time - follow the blazes to reach Gold Street again, just south of Knight's Pond. You can hike back on the road, the Blue Blaze trail, or the Red Blaze Trail to make the trip a total of about 1.4 to 1.5 miles depending on which way you go. If you hike back on the Blue Blaze Trail, you can take a small short-cut on the Orange Blaze Trail to save a couple of minutes; however, the Orange Blaze Trail will likely be wet during most seasons and icy in the winter.

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  1. Parking

    42.343523, -72.410092
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.343615, -72.410297
  3. View of a small pond adjacent to the trail

    42.34385, -72.411408
    View of a small pond adjacent to the trail
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Blue

Photo Albums

2 Trip Reports

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1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Trail added
December 31, 2017
Hiked on
December 26, 2017
Updated on
June 06, 2018
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
August 18, 2020
Rather than just go out and back on the blue blaze trail, I did a loop. All the other trails were in fine condition. I cut off that one corner, but would go back and do the two sides of the triangle. The trails are wide and clear for the most part. Just be mindful of the horse droppings!
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