Gonic Trails

EASY 144 reviews

Gonic Trails is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rochester, New Hampshire that features a waterfall 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.

1.2 miles
134 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


cross country skiing



mountain biking

nature trips


trail running







18 hours ago

Beautiful view and well marked trails

1 day ago

Great trail for kids. Well marked and maintained trails with pretty scenery.

24 days ago

Nicely maintained trails, great birds and beautiful nature scenes

1 month ago

ok, decent trail, not clearly marked though.

Lovely location and the yellow and blue trails were very comfortable for new hikers. The red was a little trickier for someone that struggles going up hill. It's easy enough to go back to the easier path, though. Not too many people to have your own space to relax.

2 months ago

Excellent trails, easy to follow and beautiful views.

2 months ago

Nice easy walk down to the waterfall. Lots of places to sit by the water, away from the crowds.

2 months ago

Good hike nice waterfall but small.

3 months ago

Nice, easy hike through the forest. I like starting at yellow and following through to red, uphill for a bit of an easy workout.

4 months ago

Good set of trails. 3 main trails and a number of other unofficial trails.

Watch out if you are trying to go on yellow the whole way the bridges are out so it may be best to avoid for a bit.

9 months ago

Love this place. Something for everyone

10 months ago

The water fall is small, and the water doesn't seem like its suitable for swimming in. The Trails are not difficult, and are good for kids and dogs

10 months ago

Trails are well marked. Great for kids...

11 months ago

Hiked the Red trail today w/ a student. A good workout for her & a good walk for me. Went left at the trail split & the downhill portion was tough for my student. Will go right next time so we get the uphill climb.

11 months ago

Great set of trails! Pretty waterfalls. Dog friendly :)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Love. Good hiking, foresty, gorgeous water, and the falls are a short hike from parking. If it weren't for the bugs I'd lay around on the mossy banks all day.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Luckily we had a picture of the trails because it got a little spotty right before the falls, and we continued on the yellow instead of back tracking to blue so luckily red connected easily to yellow. Very populated today with lots of dogs (off leashes)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Love this trail! It's wide open and flat. Perfect for young kids. Not ideal for those seeking a workout.
Parents need to be careful near the river as there are several steep drop offs along the edge of the trail. I bring my dog and my mini goats here all the time.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great little hike to a magical spot! Very well marked and maintained. Loved it!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Easy, with beautiful river views. Went in early spring 2017 and was able to easily complete, even with snow still on the ground.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great trails and beautiful river views

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Great trail so close to home. Easy to follow and the falls are beautiful.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Decent easy trail, nice for a lazy stroll see some cool waterfalls

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I walked to the falls and set up my hammock right along the river. I was so happy with this trail. Perfect spot for lounging by the water!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beautiful forest, the waterfall was worth slipping down all the ice. Absolutely stunning.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Very pretty waterfall!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Beautiful scenery! Nice easy walk. The area along the river and waterfall is really pretty!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Easy trails with pretty views. Grab a trail map at the start of your walk.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016


mountain biking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

We had a really hard time at this trail. trails are not clearly marked and it says the trails are good for biking but where ever we ended up, unless you are a professional mountain biker there is no way you can get up and down some of those hills, so we ended up pushing and pulling our bikes up and down about 10 hills, not fun. And we got lost because of the lack of markings on the trail, what should have been maybe two miles and about 45 min took us 2 hours and dumped us onto the main road, no where near where we parked. Very frustrating!

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