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Walter/Newton Natural Area Trail

EASY 87 reviews

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

backpacking
10 days 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
23 days ago

easy hike. kid friendly dog friendly

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

awesome trail to walk with family very easy

hiking
1 month ago

the waterfall is beautiful! Definitely bring bug spray!

hiking
2 months ago

Great family hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great family hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great family hike!

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

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

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

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

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
3 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

great start to hiking season, lots of rivers to cross

Great hike Beautiful falls

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail, pretty waterfall with benches to sit and enjoy

walking
Monday, June 25, 2018

Beautiful walk. Dog friendly. Only saw one other person in June. Very mosquito-y—bring bugspray! Waterfall looks different depending on water level.

hiking
Monday, May 21, 2018

nice beginner's trail, or if you're looking for a quick leisurely walk in the woods. Follows a narrow river all the way to the falls, the kids enjoyed exploring the base of the falls and the view from the top. Took an hour all in and all, but most of that was spent exploring around the falls. would only take about 40 minutes return. beautiful place.

walking
Friday, May 04, 2018

Great nice loop! Took me an hour to do the loop, but stopped a couple times at the scenic outlook and of course the waterfall. The picture doesn't do it justice. Very pretty. Have nice benches there to if you wanted to sit and relax.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Was a nice easy trek. It was very beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Did the hike out to the waterfall on a pleasant March day, just had 12” of snow a couple days before and there was already a nice packed trail from snowshoers. There are benches along the way to sit, relax and take in the beauty and watch for moose and other wildlife. I was pleasantly surprised by Rainbow Falls, it looks great in the winter, can’t wait to see it in the other seasons as we moved just a mile from there and it’s basically in our backyard. Would highly recommend.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Great hike with kids, very quiet and piecful.

walking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

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