The next hike will be May 21st at 9:30 a.m. at Contoocook River Park Trails. Click here for more information.
Trail Use During Mud Season
As the snow and ice melt, the trails are getting muddy. Please be prepared and hike responsibly.
Be sure to stay on the trail if it is muddy or wet. Hike through it, not around it. If you walk around the mud the trail will widen and become even muddier in the future. Mud is part of the hiking challenge. Expect it. Wear waterproof boots and gaiters to protect your feet from mud and water. Please follow muddy-trail etiquette found by clicking here.
The following trails tend to be drier:
- Jim Hill Riverwalk & Lehtinen Park Trail (Map 2)
- Sewalls Falls Trails (Map 10)
- Morono Park Trail (Map 11)
- East Concord Trails (Locke Road - Map 20)
- Broken Ground (Map 30)
Weir Road - Boscawen Town Forest Trails (12/30/21): NH Fish & Game has decommissioned the Hirst Marsh Trail connection between Queen Street and the Dagody Hill Trail in Boscawen. A short trail to the marsh from the Queen Street trailhead remains, dead-ending at the dam. See revised Map 4.
The Rossview Connector and Swope Connector trails have been re-routed to avoid sensitive areas and wet areas, and to address impacts to farm operations at Rossview Farm. Please see revised Map 28. Please remember, bicycles are not allowed on the Rossview Farm Easement. Dogs are welcome on leash. You are a visitor to this property, please respect the landowner and the land. The farm was conserved to ensure viability for generations. Public cooperation and respect for the land is vital to this mission.
Trail maps and the Trail Guide can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. You may also purchase trail guides for $11 per guide at the Planning Division, 41 Green Street, 3rd floor. If you prefer to have a guide mailed to you, please mail a check for $13 made out to the City of Concord, to the Planning Division (additional cost to cover mailing). Please include your name and address.
Trail Use and COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. As we seek solace and health in the outdoors, it is important that we also protect the health of all of our neighbors. Many trail and outdoor organizations have issued guidelines for using outdoor spaces, including:
- Avoid high use areas when choosing to recreate. If you see a lot of cars at a trailhead, try a different trail (lots of choices in Concord, see the list below!) or go during a different time of day.
- Make the health of everyone in our community a priority. Go outside only if you are feeling healthy and you have not had close contact with anyone who is sick.
- If you have to drive to access outdoor spaces, do not carpool with non-household members.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting, including the outdoors.
- Please leash your dog! They are members of your household and need social distance as well (and most standard leashes are 6 feet in length).
The Trail Guide Book can be printed or is available for purchase for $11 from the Planning Division, City Hall third floor.
You can also visit other City Parks for flat, stable surfaced walking paths maintained by Parks and Recreation:
Other City Park Walking Paths
Trail RegulationsThe following uses are prohibited on City lands and trails, per City Ordinance:
- Motorized wheeled vehicles
- Littering (including failing to pick up after your pet)
The City trails are maintained by many volunteers. We appreciate your cooperation to help keep the trails in excellent shape! If you would like to help out by cleaning up trash at the trail heads, check out the City's Blue Bag program.
Please note the following guidelines to ensure that the trails remain in their natural state and open to the public:
- Carry out what you carry in (including dog poop bags!)
- Please stay on the marked trails.
- Please do not disturb the plants and wildlife.
- Please respect the private property that surrounds the trails.
- Please follow our Trail Manners for You and Your Dog.