Fall Mountain State Forest

EASY 9 reviews

Fall Mountain State Forest is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alstead, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
557 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers





old growth



10 months ago

I would like to give this hike 3.5 stars, because I think it will be great in the fall. I went to Middle pond and the lower swampy pond and found some great mushrooms on the way to the lower swampy pond. Getting to this more south pond was by far my favorite trek over the Middle pond, but be aware during tick season- at least half of this trail is covered in shin deep grass during the summer.

Also, keep in mind the trails are unmarked, though the trails are nice and wide going to North/ Middle Ponds and the swampy pond. I scouted out a few other trails and they were a bit more difficult to tell what was a trail.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hikes like this are why I like this app son much. I never would have known about this place and it's practically in my back yard. We weren't able to complete the loop however as the trails isn't marked and I wasn't sure if it was looping and I was out of water for my dog so we turned around. Still a nice hike. Seemed to be a few other trails going off in multiple directions to explore also.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

There is about 6 ft where water blocks the ability to complete the loop.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Over the years I have hiked the trails within this state forest. The trails are a bit dicey, some marked for snowmobile and other for more passive recreation. I down loaded a map from the state of NH Div of forests.
There are actually 3 ponds; in the spring...when water is high. Last year I pulled my kayak up to the un-named swamp pond, cruelling but Awesome!
Next week I plan on pulling my kayak to Middle pond.
Toda I hiked from the Walpole side to the Fall Mtn HS side. Awesome X2

Friday, May 06, 2016

Nice trail.
Clearly marked due to the width of the trail (a car could fit) although we couldn't find the loop. We ended up doing 5 mi out and back trip around North Pond. Once we completed about 3 miles there was signed indicates that we had been hiking through fall mountain state park but we were unsure if the trail looped around or headed towards the Connecticut river. Despite this it was an enjoyable hike that was suitable for a few athletic levels.

Friday, September 05, 2014

This piece of land is between Langdon and Walpole New Hampshire. there are several miles of trails, two ponds, and a rocky summit area called Table Rock. The trails are very nice and are maintained by the students of Fall Mountain High School. Park in the dirt pull off half way up the driveway and be sure to turn on your All Trails tracker as there is no official trail map for this location. There are several other entry points which I will track in the very near future.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014