Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside Trail

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Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside Trail is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Keene, New Hampshire and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November.

0.6 miles
183 feet

kid friendly


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1 month ago

loved it

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10 months ago

Very short but beautiful hike! When we went the water was barely at a trickle through the gorge, but it was still a wonder to see. This hike is so quick and very family-friendly, however, the uphill trek back could be difficult for some.

11 months ago

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great spur of the moment hike! Peaceful trail well marked and groomed. Downhill most of the way, so uphill on the way back pretty waterfalls along the way very scenic and it was a loop. It was a rainy day but in the thick woods it was still very pretty the moss even stood out more.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Monday, October 05, 2015

It is beautiful! It is a easy hike and the Gorge, river and cascades are beautiful!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I enjoy this hike especially when I am short on time. Beautiful views and very peaceful. Family friendly hike that is very easy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Very nice, very short little hike with some great views to take in. Also, the park was just recently re-opened along with the visitors center. The town and parks department are working to better maintain this park.

Monday, September 08, 2014

This is a very short but beautiful hike. We went after a rain fall and the falls were running very nice. I like that they have some benches along the trail to take in the sights and sounds. Very easy hike even with kids.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The address for this trailhead is off. The trailhead is actually right on Rt 9 between Keene and Brattleboro. It almost looks like a rest stop from the road.

I took my small dog with me to do this loop. It was very quick and had beautiful views of the gorge for the entire descent. We were also able to get in the water and cool off by the bridge at the bottom of the loop. The only drawback was that we had to walk back up (a moderate incline) in 90-degree weather.

I loved it and would recommend it!

Sunday, April 14, 2013