John B. Folsom Conservation Land

This large conservation property has many trails that are great for walking, bike riding, skiing, and snowshoeing. The land runs under the power line and along the rail trail system and Lamprey River. 
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking Mountain biking Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing
0.7 miles, Network
Epping (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Snow, Ungroomed
Permitted on leash


This property, slated for development, was turned over to the town in lieu of tax payments. It consists of about 22 acres with some riverfront and borders the state recreational trail system. As you start along the trail you will see a large number of red pine seedlings that were planted along the sides of what was the road in the proposed development. This trail goes around the property and eventually brings you to what was a railroad bed and is now the Rockingham Rail Trail. There is a nice view of the river here and you can access the river on the downstream side of the railroad bridge. 

John B. Folsom is one of the founding fathers of Epping who once owned this land along with a large part of West Epping.

Good uses for this land include walking, ungroomed cross-country skiing, fishing, wildlife viewing, and mountain biking.

This location is carry in / carry out and is managed by the Epping Conservation Commission.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Epping Conservation Commission online, or contact:

Epping Conservation Commission

Epping Conservation Commission
Town of Epping
Epping, New Hampshire 03042
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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.
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Trailhead Information

Directions to John B. Folsom Conservation Land - Follow NH-27, heading toward Raymond. Turn left onto Joshua Lane, just after Ham Road on your right. Follow Joshua Lane to its end. There is a parking area and sign designating this conservation land for public use.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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