Explore the most popular trails near Keene with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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Keene, New Hampshire Map
1 month ago

Beautiful nature hike but the trail is poorly marked...found ourselves off the trail a few times. The trail is only a loop if you want to cross a water way and get wet...if not you can take the access road back to main road and walk back to parking area.

Great short hike or trail run!

3 months ago

The smell of the air and the sound of silence on this stroll were so amazing... plus the glassiness of the water made for amazing pictures of the trees. This is definitely worth the visit!

Nice, quiet trail. I only saw one other person the entire time. Beautiful viewpoint as you are coming down the trail.

road biking
4 months ago

Rode the trail from where it crosses Pine St. in West Swanzy north to Keen, just about 6 miles each way.

The trail surface is very good; crushed gravel. The only inconvenience is the occasional chipmunk hole. For some reason they are digging holes in the middle of the trail :-).

The scenery is nice, but nothing special for the region. There are a few views of the Ashuelot River on bridge crossings.

There is a new bridge for the trail that takes you over Rt. 101/12, so there is no longer difficulty with that crossing as noted in an earlier post.

All in all an enjoyable ride.

Great hike with beautiful views of the lake. We live in NJ and always do this hike.

nature trips
4 months ago

This place is just great. Lots of mushrooms from August and on. Great for identifying dragonflies, caterpillars, and great spot to find painted turtles. On sunny weekends in the summer its the place to be. There is also an area for swimming. I recommend going in the morning before it gets more heavily trafficked.

I was very disappointed in the amount of trash on the trail and just off of.

Well maintained trails. Very relaxing and peaceful hike with my kids.

5 months ago

Nice loop- flat but lots of uneven terrain- good tree cover in the heat, pretty pond- some bikers coming through- walked with kids 9-12, lots of fun little spots to stop and explore

6 months ago

Really beautiful walk! Sometimes the trail isn't marked too well and you have to forge your own path. The mud is also bad if it's just rained. But overall, great hike for a nice day :)

Nice quick hike, great for families, beautiful gorge. Add to your itinerary if you're in the area!

good hike

We started up the steep trail of the loop. It was a great uphill work out. Definitely some flat parts to run on and the summit gives you a gorgeous view of Keene. I loved that it is a loop! Once the summer hits I will probably loop it twice to get a solid 3 mile hike :)

10 months ago

Very icy out on the trails and at least one of the water crossings was difficult because of ice on the rocks. I somehow managed to get myself a little lost and wasn't sure if I was suppose to cross the dam so just came out the old road and walked back to the parking area. Definitely thinking I'll be back for trail running when there's no ice!

great walk with the dog

mountain biking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Great trail for biking. Mountain bikes are strongly recommend

on Goose Pond Loop

Friday, August 19, 2016

nice walk

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