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Connecticut River State Forest Trail

Steep climb up an old logging road, then into the forest.
Trail Activity
1.3 miles, One Way
Charlestown (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Road, Unpaved


A difficult trail. The first part of the trail is a steep incline for about a mile, after which it flattens out. The trail ends at Lamb Road which is a Class 6 unmaintained road. It is possible to walk out Lamb Road to Meany Road and back around but it's many miles on back country roads. Most people go out and back. The lot just east of the forest was logged recently and offers a diversity of habitat for wildlife. Part of the trail runs through a hemlock stand that has been a deer wintering yard. Bear have also been seen in the forest.

Trail Manager

Visit Town of Charlestown online for more information or contact:

Charlestown Conservation Commission

Charlestown Conservation Commission
PO Box 385, 216 Main St.
Charlestown, NH 03603
Phone: (603)445-5209
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Dispose of solid human waste in a cathole 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water, camp, or trails. Don't forget to cover it up when you're done!
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Trailhead Information

From Main Street, head east onto East Street, go south past the primary school, and up the dirt road to the parking at the trailhead by the kiosk. The trail is further down the Class 6 road.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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April 23, 2020
Very nice well maintained trail. Totally enjoyed it.

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