Heads Pond

EASY 70 reviews

Heads Pond is a 2.9 mile moderately 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.

2.9 miles
104 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running



rails trails


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

nature trips
12 days ago

beautiful anytime of day. busy on the weekends but perfect for the early morning hike in the am. wearing swimsuit underneath and jump in the water, it's clear and easy to swim.

1 month ago

Nice early morning walk, only a few dog walkers early. On the way back out lots more Sunday walk and dog traffic.

2 months ago

Nice trail and beautiful view. Not that many people when I was there. Was able to have my dog off leash and towards the end of the trail is open water where they were able to swim in.

3 months ago

Make sure to walk.all the way past the pond. There is a really pretty waterfall to the left at the very end. You will end up With a total of just over 3.5 miles if you go to the end. Very relaxing and peaceful out here.

4 months ago

nice flat and wide trail.Ends up at a nice pond.good for a nice walk.Gets busy on a nice summer weekend.Good for kids in a stroller. I think it's way to short for a mountain bike.

5 months ago

Nice walk. Very flat, but very scenic. I went on a late Sunday afternoon and didn't see anyone the entire walk in. On the way out, I did encounter a lot of people given the late hour. There are a few benches and several informational plaques along the trail. It will probably be gorgeous in the fall with the changing leaves.

6 months ago

nice trail

7 months ago

A little flat and busy for us, but a really pretty pond abd an easy walk. Very accessible.

9 months ago

Very nice trail, wide. The end is sandy with some dunes. Ponds are pretty, had nice foliage. Flat trail. Easy. Took a few hours. Bring a headlamp at night, pitch black.

9 months ago

Very easy, flat trail (it's as wide as a road and all packed gravel). It's heavily walked so you I'll be saying hi to quite a few walkers.

The walk is best if you get off the main trail for the small side trails that bring you up to the pond. There is a tight path that brings you out to large rocks sitting in the pond, it's the perfect spot to sit and take in nature. My 6 month pregnant wife was able to do it with ease so it's not too bad.

Overall it was a little too groomed for us as we like trails in the woods, not gravel packed roads to walk on.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Easy start into rocking access of Chester Turnpike or an easier Railroad track into Dubes or Bear Brook

10 months ago

Very nice flat trail

11 months ago

good easy trail for family

11 months ago

A good flat walk with pretty marsh views, but pretty buggy. Well-maintained and very human-friendly; too much so for my taste.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

People are pigs! So much litter on the trail and off! Humans ruin everything they touch. Put your dogs on a leash!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Went back today and someone's car was broken into and purse stolen as well as some personal belongings. In daylight. Hm?? Kinda sketchy

Friday, June 02, 2017

Great trail and some nice scenic spots. Lots of bugs but not unbearable. Hundreds of tadpoles visible in a few deep puddles on the trail. TONS of broken glass at the end where the little beach area is. Had my dogs stay clear of the beautiful little area once I realized how much broken glass there was. Overall will go back because it's convenient but disappointed with the upkeep of the beach.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nice easy walk and very peaceful and very clean. Trail is flat with no roots to trip over.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Easy flat walk. There is even a small place to drop a kayak into the pond. Will definitely return

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great flat trail to walk our small dogs! They loved being able to walk into the water along the way. Good mix of sun and shade.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Love this trail, plenty to explore!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

It's a short trail that's fun for fishing. Many walkers and dogs.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

This is a great walk year round. Very icy in winter. Make sure you wear cleats.
Wear neon orange during hunting season, October through December 15. Lots of people with guns.
Loaded with Ticks in spring, summer, and fall, if you go off main trails.
It's 1.5 miles from parking lot to pond. Walk past pond on your right, and go North toward Chester Turnpike in Allentown to see more wildlife.
It's tragic that this area is slated for major housing development. The clean water will soon be polluted and wildlife will disappear. :( Hope it never happens!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Super easy walk. Good for dogs. Pretty pond at the end. Flat. Scenic with the gorgeous leaves last week.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great walking trail. Plaques were very informational about the area. Nice flat trail. Little hill going in and coming out but not too too bad. Beautiful scenery.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

easy flat Trail. Kid and dog friendly. I bring my husky to hear off-leash often perfect place for the dogs to cool off in warmer weather. The foliage is beautiful in the fall

Friday, September 16, 2016

Awesome Trail took photos at the end of the pond really nice nice Trail

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Not as scenic of a hike as expected. Pretty slippery due to small rocks on trail. Not kid friendly really. I'd go back but I'd make sure to not take my kids .

Saturday, August 27, 2016


mountain biking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pleasant flat, wide trail. A few obstacles to make your own fun on.

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