Forest Ecology Loop Trail

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Forest Ecology Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silver Lake, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This quick loop is very flat and offers an easy excursion through classic pitch pine barrens. Many of the pitch pine stands along the trail have been recently managed with controlled burns. Look for char marks on the tree, which are a sign of the past fires. This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, and is an excellent place for walking, fishing, observing wildlife, and snowmobiling. Camping, fires or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the preserve, and all dogs must be on a leash.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail. The only, major, downside is the tick infestation. Between three dogs and two adults, we must have pulled off over 200 ticks. Sadly, I will NOT be utilizing this otherwise great trail again.

3 months ago

Walk in the woods on narrow path with high grass. Occasional opportunities yo walk two abreast. No views

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of tall grass. Wear long clothing to protect from ticks. Connects to Jackman Ridge trail with a pretty view!

8 months ago

Great trail. I highly recommend carrying a weapon though. Lots of large coyotes and a few mt. lions in the area. Bears too.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016