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20 days ago

My recording didn't work, but I loved this hike! I took a left onto the blue trail from the trailhead, then a right onto the orange trail, which takes you to Gilfillan Rock (cool glacial erratic) and a nice mountain vista. a short distance after the rock, you come to the yellow trail. I initially took a right here, but hit on the blue, which would take me back to the parking lot. I turned around and went back up the yellow trail to catch the view of the lake.

Overall, a really rewarding and fun hike! My dog did great. We got perfect weather and were the only people in the trails.

1 month ago

Took the tower trail to the fire tower today.This is the second time I've been on this trail.Very well marked with lots of options. This will be a great trail in the fall or winter.

2 months ago

I have been to the Swope Trails more times than I can count. Most people only hike to the view point but there is so much more than that. There are miles of trails for you to explore. It's a great trail to run your dog on and if you do down the splinter trails there are streams and a pond for them to cool off in. Overall some of the best trails in Concord and it's only about a ten minute drive from downtown Concord.

Very well marked and easy hike. National Audubon Society is right there with educational birds of prey, so nice way to finish off the hike with the kids.

2 months ago

Very quick and easy trail. The views are beautiful!!

Saw a doe today!

3 months ago

on Hoit Road Marsh

3 months ago

Seems like it’s been a while nobody used this trail. Too many ticks and bugs.

Love this little trail!

4 months ago

Great hike . Kids friendly and the summit view of the penacook lake is great .

5 months ago

Nice walk with the kids and the dog!

Very nice short trail and beautiful view

7 months ago

Nice little hike for a quickie, parking fills up fast.

8 months ago

Nice little walk that connects all over if you've got some free time.

9 months ago

Great amount of options for a local trail with a fire tower! Great day hike! Identified a downy woodpecker and golden crowned kinglet

Very easy stroll through the woods, by the Merrimac River and along a stream. Enjoyable.

11 months ago

Nice easy trail beautiful views of Merrimack river

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Great sandy beach areas along the river were great for the kids to play and picnic on

on Swope Loop

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fantastic view in such a short hike! Love the short mountainous trail, got a decent workout in some gorgeous forest. I got lost and walked in circles, but I still don't know how as the looping trails are pretty well marked. Definitely user error. I ended up wandering around happily for at least a couple of hours while stopping to stare at the view for quite a long time; no bugs there!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nice easy walk through well-maintained trails and lovely woods. Pretty marsh views. the ~1.2 mile yellow dot trail took less than 45 minutes.

the trails are well marked, some nice short trails and one long one

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Easy, lots of places to picnic, swim, and play in the water with your dog.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A hidden gem 15 minutes from Laudon Rd. Many connector trails, most recently they added a connector to Winant Park.

Nice little walk. Saw some frogs. Good for kids or just something to do.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Got a little lost! came out down the road from our car!!

My kids and myself really enjoyed it here. Trails are marked very well and the maps were frequent. My kids loved the teepees and the tree house. Lots of roots were my only concern but my little guy who is 2 held my hand often and all was well.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Love love love this trail. Taken some of my best photography on it. Every time I come I discover a new trail and am always astounded by the beauty right in concord!

Monday, April 10, 2017

One of my favorite places for winter and late fall as it isn't as crowded then.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Easy path for families. Too bad dog owners don't pick up after their pets, even though they get free poop bags at the entrance.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

This is a wonderful place to walk. Lots of people walking their dogs. I've been here all times of the year as I live nearby. In the summer, it can be extremely busy, and almost everyone, including me seems to have a dog. Other times of year (including winter - not sure why it's described as only open part of the year) it's quite. Parts of it are great for photography. And I've seen people swim in the river here too. Nice kayaking around here too but this trail isn't the best access. You'd have a long carry in.

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