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Hiking Trails


Tips to Stay Safe When You Are Hiking During Hunting Season!
Wear Bright Clothing.
Make yourself more visible. Choose colors that stand out, like red, orange, or green, and avoid blacks, browns, earth-toned greens and animal colored clothing.
Make Noise.
Whistle, sing, or carry on a conversation as you walk to alert hunters to your presence. Sound carries well across mountain basins, and hunters should be listening for any sounds of animal movement.
Make Yourself Known.
If you do hear shooting, raise your voice and let hunters know that you are in the vicinity.
Know When Hunting Seasons Are.
Continue to hike, but learn about where and when hunting is taking place. Bear season begins in August, followed grouse, deer, and several other species in September. October is the high point of hunting season.
Know Your Own Comfort Level.
If the idea of hiking during any hunting season makes you uneasy, choose a hike in a location where hunting is not allowed.
Hiking With a Dog.
Please keep you pup on a leash and consider having them wear a brightly-colored pack, coat, or an old, orange t-shirt.

Trail Guide Updates:  The Trails Subcommittee is working with City staff to update the trail guide.  Please send any comments or suggestions to

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.
  • Please follow our Trail Manners for You and Your Dog

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
Heather Shank
City Planner 

Beth Fenstermacher
Assistant City Planner 

Lisa Fellows-Weaver
Administrative Specialist

41 Green St.
Third Floor
Concord, NH 03301

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

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