Hiking Trails

After a recent timber harvest at Weeks Woods in Gilford, volunteers and staff teamed-up to build two new hiking trail bridges and to seed-down portions of skid trails with rye grass seed as part of putting the timber sale to bed and improving the hiking trail network.  The hiking trails had been

What are these hikers doing?

The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew is as hardcore as the name suggests.  This all-volunteer group from New York’s Hudson Valley recently spent 10 days working on a project halfway up the slopes of Mount Monadnock, on the heavily traveled White Cross Trail.  They built a rock staircase, 32 steps long, ou

The Forest Society’s Monson Center has plenty of trails perfect for hunting for Pokémon!

Friday, July 15, 2016 (All day)
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Join us for the 11th annual Monadnock Trails Week!  Volunteers are needed to help refurbish hiking trails on New Hampshire's most hiked mountain, Mount Monadnock.  Projects will include bog bridging, stone staircases, cleaning and/or construction of new waterbars, clearing a nature trail, and more.  No experience is necessary, but you should be willing to get dirty!  Each day runs from 9am-3pm; volunteers can join for just one day, or as many as you like.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am
WeareHillsborough County, New Hampshire

Join Charlie and Brenden Bowen, land stewards for the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, on a spring hike to the top of Mount Wallingford on the Buxton-Simons Forest in Weare. This 226-acre property has nice forested walking trails with beaver marshes and mountain views. Come and explore it with us! This moderately strenuous hike of 3.2 miles will take approximately 2-3 hours. We will meet at the trailhead on Flanders Memorial Road (approximately 1.5 miles west of the Town Hall) at 8:45am.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:00am
North WoodstockNH

Join Forest Society staff and other volunteers for a day of spring cleaning at Lost River Reservation. Trail clearing, native garden pruning, landscaping, and other assorted tasks to help Lost River get ready for opening weekend. Lunch will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to walk through the gorge and caves in the afternoon.  Bring work clothes, boots, work gloves and water (lunch provided).  If you have questions, contact Carrie Deegan at cdeegan@forestsociety.org or 603-224-9945.

"How come we never seem to see many animals when we’re hiking?”

It’s a familiar lament from those who wish to get more out of precious free time enjoying the peace of the forest and freedom of the hills. I’ve got a few time-tested and simple tips to help maximize your chances to …

This stream-of-consciousness postcard was assembled from random entries in the Marlboro Trail hiker register on Mount Monadnock, most-climbed mountain in the Western Hemisphere. A year of scrawled fragments…

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