Walter/Newton Natural Area Trail

EASY 24 reviews

Walter/Newton Natural Area Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plymouth, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

waterfall

hiking
26 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Super peaceful and quiet spot. Rainbow Falls is a beautiful spot about half way through the loop.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great short trail! So serene and peaceful. The mosquitoes were relentless though.

hiking
3 months ago

So worth it! lovely hike with an amazing waterfall as your prize.

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

Very nice nature walk! Offered many different length/distance options. Only issue was the white trail markers were faded, even worse on the way back, lost the trail for a few minutes.

6 months ago

Great for kids! The waterfall is very nice.

6 months ago

Perfect family hike and the Rainbow falls were spectacular. A bit more challenging than expected with all the snow, but totally doable. Boots are a must!

6 months ago

If you're looking for an easy out and back, definitely take the Walter trail. The Newton trail was a bit more hilly, and the area is still pretty snowy, so it was a little challenging in places. In summer, both trails would definitely be easy. The falls were beautiful and well worth the hike.

hiking
11 months ago

The Walter trail was easy. The Newton trail a bit harder but still easy. Not too much water over the falls when we were there but still pretty.

hiking
Friday, August 26, 2016

Perfect for young kids. The falls make it exciting, even after a drought.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Great experience. Kids loved it.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Easy trail which was good for my 6 and 3 year olds. Nicely covered from the sun. Bugs were bad so bring repellent. Water was super low and waterfall is lack luster. That being said the area is beautiful and it's fun being surrounded by trees.

walking
Friday, July 08, 2016

My son loved it and is looking forward to doing it again. My joint pain made the .9 trail from parking lot difficult. It was more up and down than I liked. Next time, I will probably do the .6 trail both ways. Loved being out in the woods. It's been years since I've done it and I miss it.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nice short look. Trails are in good condition. There were a few fairly steep sections so I would not describe this as "easy." The falls are beautiful!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 27, 2015