This is an easy to moderate trail. Most is easy walking, there are some roots to negotiate, but its not bad at all. I think the reason its considered moderate is there are a couple of spots that you need to walk up a short but steep hill.
If you start by walking over the foot bridge to the right of the pond, your walk will begin with a pretty little stream for the first 10 minutes or so. After that, there is very little water on this walk, as the other streams dry up in early summer.
Used to mountain bike here years ago starting from the old Manchester drive in off 384 near 44
Tried a few years back but there are now a bunch of houses up
Have gone back and hiked and biked from park entrance. Not quite the same but still nice
Constance C. on Valley Falls
Easy trail with lots to see from old railroad markings to wildlife. We always take to dog and go off trail. It's my go to hike.
Walked this whole thing from Bolton Notch to Valley Falls. The nature preserve at the top of valley falls is beautiful with local garnet glittering in all of the schist. Miraculous variety of geology starting at the lower elevation in Bolton Notch at the limestone caves. Wow, that's a treat! Wish it wasn't so marked up with graffiti. It was really amazing to see some of the markings from the old railroad. Love this place.