High Blue

About the Property

This property does not have a detailed Forest Reservation Guide map. All Forest Society reservations are open to the public; however, those without detailed Reservation Guide information may be difficult to locate and access due to lack of signage and parking. Unless you are comfortable navigating in the woods without trails or directional signage, you may wish to consider exploring one of the recommended properties nearby or any of our Featured Properties, which typically offer parking and a more detailed map.

NH Forest Explorer

Want mobile maps of the trails to take with you? Try our new mobile-friendly website called NH Forest Explorer! To see our FREE maps and trails interpretation using a smartphone, go to forestsociety.org/FE in your browser and select "High Blue" from the drop-down menu. Enter your email address to register and start exploring! Learn more or get tips on getting started here.

Trail Information

Derry Hill Trail

Difficulty: 
EasyModerate
Round-trip Distance: 
2.40 miles

On this trail, you will traverse two connected loops on the High Blue property and see a variety of flora and fauna, interesting natural communities, and great views. Start from where you parked along Scovil Rd. and follow the unmaintained road until you reach the reservation sign and trail ledger. Bear left here to begin the first loop, which takes you through mixed deciduous woods, past duckweed-covered frog ponds and vistas of the Connecticut River valley and southern Vermont. Follow this trail until you loop back to Scovil Rd; continue left at this point to head towards the Faulkner Loop or take a right to return to your car more quickly. Follow Scovil Rd. if you continued left and bear right into the woods at the Faulkner Loop trail sign. This loop takes you through a lowland spruce-fir forest to the top of Derry Hill, the highest point in Walpole. Follow this trail until you return to Scovil Rd. once again, this time bearing left to return to your vehicle. For an interactive trail experience and a mobile map of the trail, visit forestsociety.org/FE and select "High Blue" under the drop down menu.

Trail Directions: 

Trailhead Parking

This double loop trail is approximately 2.4 miles long and is easy to moderate hiking terrain (some rolling hills but no sustained climbing).

Recommended Properties Nearby

Walpole

224 acres

Recreational Opportunities

  • Blueberry picking
  • Dog-walking
  • Great Views
  • Hiking Trails
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing

Amenities

  • Pull-off parking
  • Trail markers

Restrictions

  • No Motorized wheeled vehicles (ATVs, trucks, dirt bikes)
  • No Camping
  • No Fires
  • Carry in, Carry out all trash
  • No guaranteed winter access