Sculptured Rocks Natural Area

A short hike to a river with stunning rock formations
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
0.1 miles, One Way
Groton (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Permitted on leash
Other Activities


The beautiful rock formations in the Cockermouth River were created by sand and other particles in the water wearing down the bedrock along the river. The steep canyon walls, potholes and strange shapes were formed over thousands of years.

The trail to view the rock formations starts from the parking area. Take care when crossing the road. The bridge over the Cockermouth River is shortly after the road crossing. Farther along the trail, there is a historic cellar hole. The trail continues as a snowmobile trail beyond the cellar hole. 

Other Information

Please note that geocaching in not allowed in any New Hampshire State Park.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Scuptured Rocks Natural Area website or contact:

New Hampshire State Parks

New Hampshire State Parks
New Hampshire State Parks
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3556
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep your pets under control at all times, to protect both them and wild animals, fragile environments, and the enjoyment of other visitors.
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Trailhead Information

Head west on NH-25/NH-3A from Plymouth for 3.8 miles. At the traffic circle, take the second turn onto NH-3A South. After 2.4 miles, turn right on North Shore Road. The parking area for Sculptured Rocks Natural Area will be on the left after 3 miles. 

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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