A sign for the Malden River Loop

Video: Explore The New Malden River Loop Through Everett, Medford and Malden

Watch the video and see where the new 3.2-mile Malden River Loop takes you. (Video and photos by Mark Micheli)

A new 3.2-mile loop around the Malden River is now marked so that cyclists, runners, and pedestrians can easily follow it.

It takes you down the off-road Northern Strand Community Trail and through a new park in Everett that features wildflowers, a soccer field, basketball courts, and access to the Malden River where you may see baby ducks. It then follows Air Force Road and Norman Street to the Route 16 bridge which connects to a lush new park on the Medford and Malden side of the river. The loop is well marked with stencil markings on the ground and a few signs.

The loop was dedicated to former Malden Clerk Magistrate Joseph Croken and Malden High School track star Louise Stokes, who, in 1932, was one of the first African American women to qualify for an Olympic team. She ran track and field.

Scenes Along The Loop

Map of the Route

Map of the loop

*Note: Having trouble using RideWithGPS? Consider using BikeGPX instead – it’s free and after downloading the app just copy and paste this URL (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32891434) and start your route – or go here and scan the QR code.