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Crotched Mountain Accessible Trails

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The Crotched Mountain Accessible Trails provide panoramic views and are one of the longest accessible trail networks in a mountain environment in the US.
Trail Activity
Accessible Experience Walking
Length
2.20 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Greenfield (NH)
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

The Crotched Mountain Accessible Trails were built to rigorous US Forest Service standards to ensure that they are usable by everyone. Located on property of the Crotched Mountain Foundation, a non-profit that provides services to people with disabilities, the trails are open for all to enjoy from 30 minutes after sunrise until 30 minutes before sunset. The network consists of two distinct trails.

Dutton Brook Trail - The Dutton Brook Trail is fairly flat, approximately 2 miles round-trip and winds its way through woodlands. There are boardwalks and observation platforms that provide overlooks onto various natural landscapes.

Gregg Trail - The Gregg Trail ascends a knoll and offers beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding hill country. Due to numerous switchbacks, the trail's grade never exceeds 8%. There are also resting points along the way. The trail winds through open meadows and is 0.8 miles from the parking lot to the top of the knoll. 

Other Information

Hikers should remember the following items when on the trail:

  • Trail Map
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Water
  • Charged cell phone
  • Fully charged wheelchair battery
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent

Be sure to tell someone at home your itinerary and what time you intend to return. During hunting season (Autumn) be sure to wear ample amounts of blaze orange and avoid white or brown clothes.

Trail Manager

The Crotched Mountain Foundation's mission is to serve individuals with disabilities and their families, embracing personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support.

For trail updates and more information, visit the Foundation's website or contact:

Crotched Mountain Foundation
Kevin Harte, VP of Advancement
186 Granite St, Suite 3C
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: (603) 669-0821
kevin.harte@crotchedmountain.org
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Trail Tips

Leave What You Find
Leave the trail work to the pros: they will add or remove blazes, cairns (stone trail markers), structures, and trail improvements as deemed necessary.

Trailhead Information

From US-202 coming from the north, turn left onto NH-31 in Bennington. After 4.5 miles, turn left onto Crotched Mountain Road. The trail parking area will be on the left after 1.6 miles.

From US-202 coming from the south, turn right onto NH-136 2.4 miles north of the NH-101 junction in Peterborough. After 5.6 miles on NH-136, turn left onto NH-31. After 0.8 miles, turn right onto Crotched Mountain Road. The trail parking area will be on the left after 1.6 miles.

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