Kenard Trail to Martin Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Kenard Trail to Martin Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Boston, New Hampshire that features a lake 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.

3.2 miles
419 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


nature trips








wild flowers





A short trail with parking at the trailhead that leads into the Pulpit Rock Preserve trail system. Great all year hiking (snowshoes or spikes recommended in ice/snow weather). Mellow for kids. End of trail features Pulpit Rock, an amazing mini canyon/waterfall feature that is smack dab in the middle of this wildlife preserve. Wildlife includes birds (including various raptors, turkeys, woodpeckers), deer, beavers, groundhogs, porcupines, beavers, and even the occasional weasel if you know where to look. This trail leads to the center of the Pulpit Rock nature preserve and features many different short trails that allow you to piggy back through the system and even all the way to Joppa Hill Farm.

3 months ago

If the trail wasn’t marked so well, it would be easy to get lost. The trail itself is just walking through woods. Tree trunks and rocks everywhere. Trail markers are everywhere so you don’t get lost. I took the white trail to the orange trail then back again. I only saw a handful of people and they all had dogs and only one of those dogs were on a leash.

5 months ago

A little difficult to get to but totally enjoyed the fresh air & cleanliness of the trail- would do it again!

6 months ago

very nice trail lots of rocks and roots on the trail pick up your feet, if you stay on the white trail it is the easiest root, there is also orange and red trails red being the hardest, bring water and snacks

7 months ago

Other than the amount of mosquitos & bugs (probably due to us getting there at 4pm), it was a great walk! We saw lots of different trees, plants, multi-colored mushrooms, frogs & slugs. Had a great time!

10 months ago

Great to get out and take a hike

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Only l did 1 mile and back today with my dog.. And we are already planning a trip back to explore more.. Just another reason to enjoy living in New Hampshire!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Was used to the Rail Trails, but this was fun.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Great for the family!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

First time coming here with a 14week puppy. Great trails, beautiful rock formations. Too bad the drought dried the water up.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

very nice hike but water dried up

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This was our first hike with a 2 1/2 and 5 year old. They both did great on the trail and loved it!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Great trail with lots of things for the kids to see.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What a great hike! We followed the white trails to the saw mill sight. About 2 miles round trip. Really enjoyed the variety of scenery and birds. Had the place to ourselves this morning. Highly recommend. I would call this a "moderate" hike. Trails are very clearly marked. Will go again.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Excellent trails from easy to difficult. Well maintained and labeled. Great areas to sit and enjoy a pipe while taking in the surroundings. Check out the moderate orange trail...big payoff in the pulpit! Some Geocache in there as well! Didn't find all of them but had a great Hike & Pipe anyway!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Trail is beautifully maintained and was dead quiet on a Friday afternoon, can't wait to come back!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

absolutely beautiful.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

With a 3 year old in tow, this trail is definitely on the high end of the "easy" rating. But he had a blast jumping off the many rock tops and roots while we looked for the next (well-placed & frequent) markers. There are a few small inclines & declines along the first half mile heading south, as well as some fine-for-adults-but-hard-for-small-kids marshy crossings. Mostly it's just beautiful in the woodsy canopy, with a few relaxing little surprises along the way.

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