Rhododendron State Park is named after the 16-acre grove of Rhododendron Maximum, which is the focal point of the park. A 0.6 mile-long universally accessible trail encircles the grove allowing visitors to observe, close up, the fragrant clusters of pink blossoms as they burst into bloom in mid-July. A wildflower trail, maintained by the Fitzwilliam Garden Club, winds through the forest adjacent to the grove. From early spring to the first frost, wildflowers bloom throughout the 2,723-acre park. The last blooms in the fall are complemented by the forest's brilliant foliage. Visitors exploring the trails are often serenaded by song birds which live in the grove. The rhododendron grove, which is the largest in northern New England, was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1982.

off road driving
1 month ago

This trail is a blast but I highly recommend going with another vehicle and have a lift kit installed first. The off-roading trail starts in Troy off of Prospect Street, all other entrances are for hiking and small vehicles like quads and dirt bikes only... you won’t be able to get in... I tried and failed. It’s a blast and if anyone wants to go hit me up.

Did this trail Labor Day morning. Got to the trailhead at 9am and there were no other cars in the parking lot! Mosquitos were pretty bad on the bottom 1/2 so highly recommend bug spray. Very nice short hike - no views from the summit, but at the intersection near the top take the right - .1 mile to open ledges with lovely views.

I went yesterday when it was still in the high 90s. beautiful day and great views (not from the summit) but in the north meadows.i didn't expect rain till the following day but when we started heading down we heard thunder above our heads and it started to rain before we got off the trail. wasn't terrible cause it was so hot, but it proves to always be prepared when hiking on any mountain, no matter the size.

Moderate ascent, the views aren’t great.

Love this park! Very shady on the ground trail.

good hike, not much of a view at summit

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Hiked 1st week of Aug 2016... loved this trail..

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Amazing trail

Monday, June 15, 2015

Great little trail for families and beginner hikers, is rugged in places , roots and rocks , beautiful view at the top , I've taken a few first timers there to get the feel of a mountain hike . Most enjoyed it very much. Come in mid July to see the rhododendrums in full bloom. The largest patch in New England , the scenery is beautiful. You'll swear your in a jungle , not New Hampshire

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My favorite place to hike with my puppy! The view at the top is so pretty. I do this hike a couple of times a week.

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