Trail guides


The Monadnock Conservancy partners with landowners to build and manage recreation trails open for public use. Click on the links below to download trail maps.

Beech Hill
Located in Dublin, N.H., this network of trails offers views toward Crotched Mountain and the Wapack Range as well as of Mount Monadnock itself.

Carroll's Hill Trail
Located in Swanzey, N.H., this 1-mile route leads to a scenic overlook, traversing through hemlock and hardwood woods.

Converse Meadow Loop Trail
Located in Rindge, N.H., this trail takes you along the edge of Converse Meadow Pond and through a hemlock grove.

Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail
Located in Peterborough, N.H., this trail crosses several conserved properties on its way from downtown to the summit of Pack Monadnock.

Keene Connector
Part of the Wantastiquet–Monadnock Trail, this section of backcountry trail passes through Chesterfield, Swanzey, and Keene, N.H., much of the way on land protected with the Conservancy.
Note: A section of trail from Old Swanzey Road in Chesterfield to the west side of Horatio Colony Preserve in Swanzey is closed due to a logging operation. It should be reopened by mid-winter. Thank you for your patience.

Porcupine Falls Trail
Located in Gilsum, N.H., this trail follows White Brook to a small waterfall that was a favorite picnic destination of the Calhoun family.

Tippin Rock Farm Trail
Located in Swanzey, N.H., this trail takes you to the top of Hewes Hill and includes a stop at the Tippin Rock, a massive glacial erratic for which the farm is named.

Whittemore Island Trails
Located in Jaffrey, N.H., this island in the center of Thorndike Pond is a favorite destination for paddlers, with the option to get out and stretch your legs and have a picnic.

Widow Gage Town Forest Trails
Located in Fitzwilliam, N.H., this town-owned property has two small loop trails that can be combined and the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail passes through.

Help out

Become a volunteer trail steward; learn more »

If you are interested in being part of a trail building crew, please email Rick Brackett, land manager, or call him at 603-357-0600, ext. 105.

Tell us what you think!

Email Rick Brackett, land manager, or call him at 603-357-0600, ext. 105, if you have feedback on any of the Conservancy-maintained trails. We want to hear from you!