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Valley Lane Town Forest

Hiking loops that feature multiple forest types, an old foundation and a waterfall
Trail Activity
2.5 miles, Loop
Easy, Moderate
Kingston (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging, Snow, Ungroomed


The easy to moderate Valley Lane Town Forest trails loop through many types of hardwood forests. On the Red Trail, many of the tree species have been labeled including American beech, black gum, northern red oak, white ash and witch-hazel. There are also labels for some other plants including jewelweed and polypody fern.

The Brian Quinlan Memorial Bridge, located on the Red Trail, is dedicated to Brian Quinlan, the chair of the Kingston Conservation Commission when the Valley Lane Town Forest was established. In the spring, a waterfall graces the location of this memorial.

A short spur leads to an old foundation.    

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

Kingston Conservation Commission

Kingston Conservation Commission
PO Box 716
Kingston, NH 03848
Phone: 603-686-9783

Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Use only small pieces of dead and down wood for campfires and let them burn down to ash. Please extinguish your campfire before leaving.
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Trailhead Information

From Kingston Center, follow NH-125 south to the traffic light at Hunt Road. Turn right onto Hunt Road. In 1.2 miles, turn left onto Valley Land. Park at the trailhead at the end of the road. 

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