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Trail is clearly used mostly for dirt bikes. I don’t think there was a single vehicle without a trailer for towing and a bike/ATV. Smell of gasoline hung heavy in the air. I’m sure it’s great for taking motorized vehicles out on the trail but did not seem friendly to hikers.

Just bring a lot of big spray. When you get to the back half the mosquitos are so bad it feels like rain.

trail running
4 months ago

Nice trail, well marked. HOWEVER, with high water you cannot go around the whole pond. I started from the boat launch and went counter clockwise. Made it 2/3 of the way and the trail is blocked by high water. On the way back I added the east side loop (see my recording). Did 3 miles total

hiking
4 months ago

Neat spot to check out. I prefer to take the trail starting at the entrance on the main road. It was a wide clean trail. Nicely marked. Several side trails that brought you to water. I started walking on the trail near closest to the pond but found it wasn’t near water much. Didn’t complete the loop but plan to return. A bonus was seeing an old grist mill rock foundation too. Saw ducks and a beaver.

off road driving
4 months ago

Bridge was closed. Was able to walk a bit by the dam. Was more of a bike and atv trails. Not what I thought it would be. Wouldn’t recommend if you are looking for walking trails. Ok if you have a dog that wants to hop in for a swim.

Nice little hike. In my opinion it’s between easy and moderate due to hills. Also, be cautious to follow the white dots on trees, or you’ll end up on the snow mobile trail as we did. Anyway, we backtracked and caught back up with it. However, as we reached what should have been the last .5 mile or so, the water was to high to cross and the pathway was washed out. Great day hike.

on Kimball Pond Loop

hiking
10 months ago

This is far from an easy trail I don’t know who read it but it should be hard if you haven’t got hiking boots and good knees stay off this trail not coming back either

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy trail. Nobody else was in the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Peaceful and scenic, not the White Mountains of course but for Dunbarton this is an incredible little gem with lots to explore and enjoy, good exercise, also a good idea to have some bug spray.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

need to bring water and snacks, there were places that were flooded but with a walking stick and good balance you can make it across or a short jont through the woods to get to the other side, all n all good exercise and good walk, if you don't want to go around the puddles you will have to walk 3/4 of the way back

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Still a bit flooded 3/4 of the way but accessible with water proof boots. Not much for scenery but the trails are well marked. Load up on the bug spray!

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

got 3/4 around and trail was flooded had to turn around

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Nice and easy trail with a beautiful view/lots of birds. (The app didn't record my entire hike)

Monday, April 03, 2017

we did in the winter, look forward to the spring.

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Basically a dirt bike track. Tough walking for all the ruts. Nice country side but nothing I would do again.

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

this place seems misleadingly simple and plain, but just veering off the trails can lead to a multitude of adventures. there's great spots to scale rocks to access amazing views. the scenery can shift dramatically around every bend, offering a fresh and unique hike.

hiking
Monday, September 16, 2013

My original plan was to hike the multi-use trails around Stark Pond, north east of the reservoir itself. This included the Stark Pond Loop, Hang Glider Hill, Bassett Mill, and the Choate Brook trail, to get in ten miles. Fortunately, the directions I had (77 to 13 to Winslow road to parking area at Stark pond) were bad. The bridge connecting Winslow road to the parking area is closed, meaning you cannot get to the parking area, and no parking is allowed on Winslow. This forced me south to the Clough State Park parking area at the Everett Dam, which turned out to be a good thing, as all the multi-use trails up around Stark Pond were slammed with ATV and motocross bikes, which would have greatly complicated my hiking (according to parks and recreation, you can hike on these trials, but motorized traffic has the right of way and hiking is not encouraged, nor is biking during peak season).

The area around the reservoir has several multi-use trails, but didn't have nearly the same level of traffic and it would have been possible to complete this hike sticking to the gravel roads in the area, but wouldn't have been nearly as pretty. As it was I did quite a lot of bushwacking, getting stuck in the mud, and having to route around several small rivers, which may have been passable during lower water months/weeks, and ended up adding another 2.5 miles to my travel distance (not shown on the track I uploaded, thanks to multiple gps). The track shown keeps mostly to trails, near the roads, and ends up on the causeway.

I enjoyed the hike, though I will admit the hike up the dam, after 8 miles of hills, was a bit brutal.

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