Trails at The Rocks
No matter the season, there is plenty to explore — from the history of the place to its natural beauty — along the trails at The Rocks. Our extensive trails system is open daily, year-round, from dawn to dusk. Maps are available at our information kiosk, located adjacent to the parking lot. Dogs are welcome to accompany their humans on the trails, although we ask that you keep them leashed until you're on the trail.
The Forest Society also maintains trails at the nearby Bretzfelder Park and Sleeping Astronomer properties, as well as many other properties throughout the North Country. Our nonprofit organization has 190 reservations across the state totaling nearly 60,000 acres.
Christmas Tree Trail - .8 miles/Easy
The Christmas Tree Trail leads visitors through The Rocks Christmas tree plantation, with 15 numbered stops noting information about the property's past and present. The trail leads past wetland habitat, rows of Christmas trees, and artfully crafted stone walls, with panoramic views of the White Mountains along the way.
- Christmas Tree Trail Map (2.26 MB PDF)
Michael A. Gozzo Trail - 4.6 miles/Varied
This varied trail is named for the late Michael A. Gozzo, who loved hiking and the White Mountains. The trail meanders through The Rocks, crossing managed woodland and overgrown apple orchards, and skirting beaver ponds and wetland habitat.
Hikers may explore this trail as one long loop or by selecting one or more of the various spurs:
- 1.8-mile/ Moderate - Gozzo Rocks Loop begins and ends at The Rocks and includes the Beaver Pond Loop.
- .67-mile (one-way)/Difficult - Gozzo Trail to South Road - This spur of the trail leads steeply from the beaver pond to South Road.
- 1.5-mile/Moderate - Gozzo South Road Loop begins and ends at the South Road parking area.
- Michael A. Gozzo Trail Map (51 KB PDF)