Mount Kilburn Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Walpole, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

snow

washed out

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1 month ago

This trail takes you up a gravel access road to the top of the mountain. The trail isn't very long, but it is pretty steep until you get just shy of the top. From there you make a right and traverse along just below the crest and gently downward a short way. There is a place where the trees open and you can see the top of Table Rock. This section of ledges allows for some really nice sunset views to the west overlooking Rockingham, Bellows Falls, and Westminster, Vermont. There are several places along the traversing trail that hold water and the mosquitoes can be quite thick during the summer so bug spray or a Therma-Cell will come in handy. Overall this is a fun little hike that can be done in an hour or as long as you like. I often hike up prior to sunset and just relax and watch the sun go down.

4 months ago

Short and sweet. Views are well worth the climb!

8 months ago

Great view overlooking Bellows Falls

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I discovered why this is called mount Kilburn. Because if it doesn't kill you your legs will burn. Holy moly is this steep. It's not long but it is steep. A high clearance vehicle could drive most of the way though. It's an ok hike but not my cup of tea. At the top there is a view of downtown bellows falls. I wasn't able to get decent pictures as the sun was in my eyes when I went in the evening. I imagine it's a nice place to take in the sunset. But if you want to take pictures I recommend going earlier in the day.

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

left just before sundown. bear right at both forks on the access road. you'll pass a small pond and some type of facility. the mountains look as though they go on forever at the ending view point. the sun peeking through the trees and glistening on the tiny creek you follow on the way back down was breathtaking. short hike

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Monday, May 01, 2017

First three quarters of the hike are straight up, and won't be easy. The last quarter is level and quite pleasant and the views are totally worth it.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Amazing views!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Steep access road to a communications tower for the most part. About 8/10 of a mile up the steep road (did I mention that it was steep?) you hook off to the right onto a small trail for another quarter mile to table rock and the great view over the valley and Bellows Falls. Short but nice.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Short hike, little scenery, and lots of mosquitos.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Headed up past the gate and came to a fork just a few minutes later. Bear right, pass a picture perfect marsh pond bordered by a rock wall. The logging road gets rocky and steeper and around a mile theres another fork, bear right again and a few minutes later arrive at the directional lookout over Bellows Falls. Good trail for excercise but very little scenery.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Thursday, October 06, 2016

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Saturday, September 06, 2014