Boulder Loop Trailhead


Area Status: Open

This trailhead accesses the popular Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail as well as the Lower Nanamacomuck Ski Trail.

The Boulder Looper Interpretive Trail offers a self-guided tour of boulder fields and various forest types. This trail gives insight to many features of the White Mountain National Forest. Fifteen stops are featured along the way, offering a glimpse of the forest’s history, biology, and Forest Service management.

Additional Resources

Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail Guide with Map

At a Glance

Fees: Day-use fee required during open season. 
Open Season: Mid-May - mid-October
Information Center: Saco Ranger Station 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Rock Climbing

Day Hiking

The 2.9 mile Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail is located off of the Kancamagus Highway near the Covered Bridge Campground. The trail passes through boulder fields and various forest types. At its highest point, the trail takes you to 1,000 feet of elevation with ledges that offer spectacular views of the Passaconaway Valley.

The stops are numbered in a clockwise order. Turn left at the first trail juncture. You will be guided by yellow blazes that mark the route. Please stay on the trail to reduce visitor use impacts on the surrounding area.

Before you set off on your hike, make sure you are prepared and exercising safe hiking practices. It is recommended that you have supportive footwear such as hiking boots. Be sure to bring plenty of water. Contact the nearby Saco Ranger Station or refer to Hike Safe principles for more helpful strategies.

Interpretive Areas

The 2.9 mile Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail is located off of the Kancamagus Highway near the Covered Bridge Campground. The trail passes through boulder fields and various forest types. At its highest point, the trail takes you to 1,000 feet of elevation with ledges that offer spectacular views of the Passaconaway Valley.

Fifteen stops are featured along the way, offering a glimpse of the forest’s history, biology, and Forest Service management. The stops are numbered in a clockwise order. Turn left at the first trail juncture. You will be guided by yellow blazes that mark the route. Please stay on the trail to reduce visitor use impacts on the surrounding area.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.0050050513396

  Longitude : 
-71.2391452573856