Heads Pond is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hooksett, 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 104 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

rails trails

views

A nice flat rail trail. Takes you to two ponds along the way.

Its lovely minus the unleashed dogs. USE A LEASH! Take your poop bags out of the woods with you.

hiking
12 days ago

Lots of different plants and wildlife. Saw birds, chipmunks, garter snake, and some frogs! Scenery was great. Probably my new favorite nature walk! Accidentally forgot to stop recording though lol

hiking
12 days ago

Good trail to bring dogs

running
13 days ago

Nice easy flat run. Nice wildlife along the way

hiking
19 days ago

Rail trail

hiking
bugs
25 days ago

Nice walk, even terrain. We saw a black bear and a snake

hiking
26 days ago

Very nice trail! View at the end was worth it.

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bugs
30 days ago

awesome place to hike! dogs allowed on leash and a great spot to ride a mountain bike!

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muddy
1 month ago

Nice walk! We saw some palm warblers by the wetlands. Open field with benches along the way.

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, flat, wide, quiet trail. Wasn’t muddy at all, but snow is coming again. Lots of dogs off leash, which isn’t a problem for me, but I know some people aren’t fans. I went right at the trail head. It ends at a pond and gate. Appears to have an access road or something down there. It also looks like you could go left at the head... not sure where it leads to though.

hiking
2 months ago

It was almost perfect. I wish walkers with dogs wouldn’t leave waste bags along the trail. Otherwise it’s perfect for a nice walk.

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail. Bit steep right at the trail head so those with mobility issues be aware. Places to sit along the way. Daily users seem to let their dogs off leash, even though it is posted otherwise. Lovely all around, with water on both sides. Trail head parking is dirt and gravel, with capacity for 25 cars before double parked. My first time there I saw someone double parking... eep!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice wide and fairly flat trail meandering through the woods by some ponds. Mostly packed snow. Used micro-spikes but not sure it was necessary today.

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icy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Though I prefer loop trails personally, this is a great out and back trail for easy walks or runs. Beautiful to get out and enjoy a crisp Fall day. Nice little surprise at the end.

hiking
7 months ago

very easy and quick stroll. great colors in early October!

Nice easy trail for a morning hike with the dog. View of the pond was very pretty. Bring bug spray.

hiking
8 months ago

i really like this trail. is very easy, clear path. there are typically a lot of the cars in the parking lot but it never feels crowded and especially as someone who goes alone i always feel safe. and lots of places to sit to have a beautiful view of the lake.

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bugs
9 months ago

great trail, easy as can be with 2 ponds. Lots of bugs, friendly people.

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bugs
9 months ago

A little buggy because the trail is next to a swamp, but great trail for training for a 5K.

hiking
9 months ago

relaxing, smooth walk with kids ages 5 and 7

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is a very easy walk. It’s flat and smooth (nothing to trip on) and mostly shaded. There’s a lot of people and dogs on the trail so I would keep that in mind if you have a nervous dog.

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bugs
10 months ago

Second time doing the trail this month. Very easy, suitable for bikes and even wheelchairs. A little buggy today but it wasn’t bad the first time. Takes just over an hour total. Pretty popular trail.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice walking trail!

11 months ago

easy

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy run trail for someone getting back into running

hiking
11 months ago

This trail was pretty sweet. A little developed with a gravel trail but the sights were so gorgeous. Two beautiful bodies of water. Definitely coming back.

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