Walter/Newton Natural Area Trail

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Plymouth, New Hampshire

Walter/Newton Natural Area Trail is a 1.6 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 walking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

running
bugs
10 days ago

Beautiful little local trail, and well-marked as others have said. I wish it were longer. For a neighborhood trail, the waterfall was really something! That waterfall would be a great place to set up a picnic lunch for a special someone. If you have kids and bring them here, make sure they know trail etiquette and can be calm/quiet, as this is definitely a peaceful getaway for locals (and should definitely stay that way). Yes, it is rude to bring children who aren't yet able to respect the peace of others to places like this. Kids are kids, and they should be kids. That's an awesome thing. There are so many other places you could go until your children are old enough to understand and respect small, serene places in close-knit quarters. If your child is loud and rambunctious, you are setting them up to feel ashamed for just being kids on a trail like this. Here are some downsides to be aware of. I arrived later than I wanted to. By 10am it was flying insect city, though very few of them were biters. My advice would be to get there early. Also, locals have their dogs off leash. All of them were well-behaved dogs, but if you're scared of dogs, you wouldn't like it.

I can’t believe I have never been here. This is a beautiful walk next to a creek and the waterfall is worth the 1 mile hike. I enjoyed the loop as well!

1 month ago

one of my favorites easy to get to and close to town. great for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Great 45 min loop for families. Beautiful waterfall. Well marked

hiking
icy
muddy
2 months ago

This was a really nice, easy hike. Several small stream crossings with a very pretty waterfall at the end. Very icy today so you'll need spikes. Looking forward to going back.

2 months ago

one of our favorite local hikes, but was there yesterday and was very disappointed that people don't pick up after their dogs! Come on people, if you bring your dog, then please dispose of their "trash"!! The Walter-Newton trail was by far the "trashiest" trail I have hiked on in many years!!!

hiking
snow
3 months ago

This was a great easy winter hike! Snow covered, but well maintained with multiple different trails. We wore our shoe spikes just in case, but probably wasn’t necessary. Beautiful waterfall at the end! You drive through a residential road & there’s a small parking area at the head of the trail.

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

Little muddy. Bring bug spray! Lots of dogs. Nice walk. 3, 5 and puppy made it.

Easy waking and lots of interconnected trails for a lot of variety, you can go a few times and take a slightly different path each time, lots of benches for just chilling and enjoying nature.

hiking
9 months ago

easy hike. kid friendly dog friendly

hiking
9 months ago

Nice walk! You can hike to the top of the waterfall. (Lots of people with dogs off leash).

hiking
9 months ago

great trail wonderful for the family and Dogs very kid friendly beautiful waterfall for a reward very well might trail. when you do get there where you park in the parking lot go over the bridge to enter the trail shorter walk to the waterfall but the whole loop is a wonderful trail.

9 months ago

awesome trail to walk with family very easy

hiking
10 months ago

the waterfall is beautiful! Definitely bring bug spray!

hiking
10 months ago

Great family hike!

hiking
10 months ago

Great family hike!

hiking
10 months ago

Great family hike!

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

Great little trail area, with cool waterfall as a reward. Not heavily trafficked, great for kids and dogs.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
muddy
11 months ago

Love this one, good place for beginners. Beautiful waterfall.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
11 months ago

It’s beautiful but incredibly buggy. Stupid of me not to bring spray. The trail is windy and narrow and you definitely have to watch your footing. It’s still a bit wet and muddy but doable. I love this trail just for the waterfall which is a half mile out so you could double back or keep going down the Newton trail which is what I did. Bring bug spray!

hiking
muddy
Wed May 08 2019

hiking
Mon Apr 29 2019

Very beautiful, short hike unless you choose the trail less traveled.

hiking
Sun Mar 24 2019

great start to hiking season, lots of rivers to cross

hiking
Sat Mar 02 2019

Great hike Beautiful falls

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

Easy trail, pretty waterfall with benches to sit and enjoy

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