The Raymond Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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The Raymond Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Peterborough, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles 1079 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



From Old Mountain Road to the peak of Pack Monadnock. Overall a good trail with sections in some swampy areas so be aware during the wet months that this will be a wet trail. Trail is well marked with WHITE '' on trees and is fairly easy to follow. There is are also two scrambles up some rocks so use caution.

6 months ago

I am a beginner and this was only my fourth time hiking but I found this trail to be fairly easy. There was a little scrambling but nothing too difficult. This is a good trail for families and children. There's also a paved road, good for bikers or if you don't want to climb back down. The view is nice from the top.

9 months ago

Very nice hike only takes an hour or two

4 years ago

As a newer hiker exploring a variety of trails, I really enjoyed this hike. I found the trail to be easy to follow, although, I would have preferred a few more trail markers, but we never lost the trail. The trail is easily navigated for the most part. There were a couple of rock scrambles, but again nothing to difficult, more fun than difficult.

The views at the top were certainly well worth the effort of the climb! There is a picnic table at the top with a great view. We enjoyed lunch at the top chatting and just enjoying the scenery.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a beginner hike or just a short afternoon hike with a great payoff! Will definitely climb this one again! It's on our short list of favorites. Enjoy!

4 years ago

The trail begins with a small incline to the top of a ridge and then descends into a small swampy area. The climb stays gradually for the next tenth of a mile where it begins to ascends moderately again. The trail then heads down to a brook and gradually climbs from the brook. The trail picks up intensity when it hits a a small scramble up a number of rocks which then leads to a second longer scramble with semi-open views to the west. This area is not quite steep or exposed enough to be class 2 but the footing on this section is not good so use caution. The trail then alternates between moderate and steep pitch.