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Kearsarge Valley Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 549' 167 m
Descent: -659' -201 m
High: 1,009' 307 m
Low: 813' 248 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

This trail ties the SRKG from Wadleigh State Park into Kearsarge Mountain State Forest.

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Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Watch out for wet, mossy rocks.

Description

This trail starts off Penacook, in Wadleigh State Park, and runs southward. In a short distance along the access road, the trail turns left and heads into the woods. It goes through the Sutton Wetlands and the Aquavilla Wetlands; this is a great place for birding.

It runs through rocks and mud to Shadow Hill State Forest. It climbs over a small hill, in Shadow Hill State Forest, then descends to Interstate 89.

After crossing under I89, the trail takes a turn for the worse and follows skid rows through a slash yard. Navigating through here can be difficult; use caution. The trail ends at the road, across from the Lincoln Trailhead parking.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Eastern Hemlock, Horsetail.
Fungi: Turkey Tail, Hemlock Varnish Shelf, Parchment fungi, Birch Polypore, Tinder Polypore, Chaga.
Fauna: Midges, Mayflies, Snow Fleas, Dog Ticks, Coyote (scat), Deer (tracks), Moose (scat, tracks), Red-Winged Blackbirds, Hermit Thrush(?).
Historical Features: Stone walls

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