Parker Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leighton Corners, NH that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Driving (one way from Nashua, NH): Distance: 62 miles Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Parking: at trailhead parking lot If you use a car GPS, here are the parking lot coordinates (in degrees and minutes): N 43 17.575 W 71 09.614 Roads: - Everett Turnpike north - Route 93 north to Exit 15E - Route 4 east (for 9.9 miles) - Route 28 north (for 11.1 miles) - Route 126 south (for 7.2 miles)
Fun little hike. The parking lot is right on Route 126 and can be easy to miss. The trail is well marked and easy to follow with a pretty steep part at the beginning before leveling off. The summit doesn't have a view but there are a couple of overlooks on the way up (one on a quick sidetrail) and a great view of Bow Lake if you continue past the summit.