Balch Hill Natural Area Trails
Parking is available with access to Hemlock Trail at Hemlock Road. Parking is also available with access to Grasse Road Trail at the intersection of Grasse Road and Trescott Road.
For more information on Balch Hill, please visit www.hanoverconservancy.org/lands/balch-hill
Balch Hill provides easy terrain with moderate inclines and walking routes to the summit range from 0.3-1.0 miles. Balch Hill features diverse natural communities including the abandoned pasture at the summit and forested communities on the Hill’s slopes including pines, hardwoods, and hemlocks. The summit has views of Moose Mountain, Mount Ascutney, and Gile Mountain.
In partnership with the Town of Hanover and Dartmouth College, the Conservancy manages 8 trails and the summit meadow on the Balch Hill property. Balch Hill has trails that provide access to the summit from every direction. Please see the trail map for detailed information about trail locations and details about which trailheads include parking.
Visit Hanover Conservancy online for more information and a printable map or contact:
71 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 643-3433
Check for nearby geocaches to Balch Hill Natural Area Trails.
Leave No Trace Principle
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.