Kenard Trail into Pulpit Rock Preserve Trail System

EASY 15 reviews

Kenard Trail into Pulpit Rock Preserve Trail System is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Boston, NH that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.2 miles 473 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

snow

A short trail with parking at the trailhead that leads into the Pulpit Rock Preserve trail system. Great all year hiking (snowshoes or spikes recommended in ice/snow weather). Mellow for kids. End of trail features Pulpit Rock, an amazing mini canyon/waterfall feature that is smack dab in the middle of this wildlife preserve. Wildlife includes birds (including various raptors, turkeys, woodpeckers), deer, beavers, groundhogs, porcupines, beavers, and even the occasional weasel if you know where to look. This trail leads to the center of the Pulpit Rock nature preserve and features many different short trails that allow you to piggy back through the system and even all the way to Joppa Hill Farm.

14 days ago

Only l did 1 mile and back today with my dog.. And we are already planning a trip back to explore more.. Just another reason to enjoy living in New Hampshire!

Was used to the Rail Trails, but this was fun.

2 months ago

Great for the family!

hiking
2 months ago

First time coming here with a 14week puppy. Great trails, beautiful rock formations. Too bad the drought dried the water up.

2 months ago

very nice hike but water dried up

hiking
2 months ago

This was our first hike with a 2 1/2 and 5 year old. They both did great on the trail and loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with lots of things for the kids to see.

4 months ago

What a great hike! We followed the white trails to the saw mill sight. About 2 miles round trip. Really enjoyed the variety of scenery and birds. Had the place to ourselves this morning. Highly recommend. I would call this a "moderate" hike. Trails are very clearly marked. Will go again.

4 months ago

nature trips
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent trails from easy to difficult. Well maintained and labeled. Great areas to sit and enjoy a pipe while taking in the surroundings. Check out the moderate orange trail...big payoff in the pulpit! Some Geocache in there as well! Didn't find all of them but had a great Hike & Pipe anyway!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is beautifully maintained and was dead quiet on a Friday afternoon, can't wait to come back!

hiking
7 months ago

absolutely beautiful.

walking
8 months ago

With a 3 year old in tow, this trail is definitely on the high end of the "easy" rating. But he had a blast jumping off the many rock tops and roots while we looked for the next (well-placed & frequent) markers. There are a few small inclines & declines along the first half mile heading south, as well as some fine-for-adults-but-hard-for-small-kids marshy crossings. Mostly it's just beautiful in the woodsy canopy, with a few relaxing little surprises along the way.