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Hiking Trails
  ***TEMPORARY TRAIL CLOSURE: The Portsmouth Street entrance and portions of the unofficial trails in the Broken Ground/Whispering Heights Conservation Area will be closed until further notice for construction of a Unitil substation. Access from Curtisville Road will remain open; you may still use the trails outside of the construction zone. Please use extreme caution when walking on the trails as there will be lots of heavy equipment - you will see them before they see you. Please wear brightly colored clothing or a safety vest. Thank you for your cooperation!

Trail Details

Please explore our trail system and enjoy the trails responsibly. Printable maps and descriptions are available for each of the trails, as well as our 2010 Trail Guide Book. Make sure your trip is enjoyable for you and for others who follow!

Trail Regulations
In order to preserve our open space land, please note that City Ordinances prohibit the following on City lands and trails:
  • Motorized wheeled vehicles
  • Camping without permission
  • Fires
  • Littering (including failing to pick up after your pet)

In addition, please note the following guidelines to ensure that the trails remain in their natural state and open to the public:
  • Please stay on the marked trails.
  • Please do not disturb the plants and wildlife.
  • Please respect the private property that surrounds the trails.

As you walk along the trails, please help the volunteers by carrying out everything that you bring in. If you see any rubbish along the trail, please pick it up and take it out. Thank you for helping keep your trails clean.

Some hiking trails will be periodically used for the City’s timber harvesting program and will be unavailable for public use during those times.

Make sure you are properly equipped and prepared for country hiking. Some of our trails are long, rough, or steep and are not suited for novice hikers or cross-country skiers. Be sure to read the trail descriptions and view the topographic contours of the maps.

Contact Us
Nancy Larson
City Planner 

Heather Shank
Assistant City Planner 

Beth Fenstermacher
Senior Planner 

41 Green St.
Third Floor
Concord, NH 03301

Ph: 603-225-8515
Fx: 603-230-3630

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM