Please visit the "Hiking During Hunting Season" link for more information, including trails where hunting is prohibited and safety tips.
The Draft Trails Plan is available for review. For more information, visit the Trails Master Plan page. The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to adopt the document on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 7 pm in City Council Chambers, 37 Green Street.
The Rossview Connector and Swope Connector trails have been rerouted to avoid sensitive areas and wet areas, and to address impacts to farm operations at Rossview Farm. Please see revised Map 28. Please remember, bicycles are not allowed on the Rossview Farm Easement. Dogs are welcome on leash. You are a visitor to this property, please respect the landowner and the land. The farm was conserved to ensure viability for generations. Public cooperation and respect for the land is vital to this mission.
Trail maps and the Trail Guide can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. You may also purchase trail guides for $11 per guide at the Planning Division, 41 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301. If you prefer to have a guide mailed to you, please mail a check to the Planning Division for $13 (additional cost to cover mailing). Please include your name and address. The check should be made out to the City of Concord.
Trail Use and COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. Although authorities have closed schools and many businesses, most outdoor spaces remain open. As we seek solace and health in the outdoors, it is important that we also protect the health of all of our neighbors. Many trail and outdoor organizations have issued guidelines for using outdoor spaces, including:
- Avoid high use areas when choosing to recreate. If you see a lot of cars at a trailhead, try a different trail (lots of choices in Concord, see the list below!) or go during a different time of day.
- Make the health of everyone in our community a priority. Go outside only if you are feeling healthy and you have not had close contact with anyone who is sick.
- If you have to drive to access outdoor spaces, do not carpool with non-household members.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting, including the outdoors.
- Please leash your dog! They are members of your household and need social distance as well (and most standard leashes are 6 feet in length).
Trail Closure: A portion of the West End Farm Trail has been closed by the private land owners, see updated Maps 26 and 28.
West End Farm Trail (Maps 26 and 28) -
- Knowlton Woods Loop (Oak Hill trails). Opened Summer 2021, see updated Map 12).
- Trout Lily Loop (W. Locke Road trails) UPDATED 8/23/2021. Click here for the proposed route. The Conservation Commission approved the trail, construction to begin late Summer/early Fall 2021.
The Trail Guide Book can be printed or is available for purchase for $11 from the Planning Division, City Hall third floor.
Trail RegulationsThe following uses are prohibited on City lands and trails, per City Ordinance:
- Motorized wheeled vehicles
- Littering (including failing to pick up after your pet)
The City trails are maintained by many volunteers. We appreciate your cooperation to help keep the trails in excellent shape! If you would like to help out by cleaning up trash at the trail heads, check out the City's Blue Bag program.
Please note the following guidelines to ensure that the trails remain in their natural state and open to the public:
- Carry out what you carry in (including dog poop bags!)
- 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.