Heads Pond

EASY 42 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

lake

views

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

hiking
1 day ago

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

hiking
6 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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.

walking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

walking
2 months ago

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.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Love this trail, plenty to explore!

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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!!

9 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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.