HOOKSETT RAIL TRAIL:
HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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Last Updated: June 7, 2014
Length: Hooksett Rail Trail; 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat, stone-dust rail trail.
From I-93 take exit 11 to Hackett Hill Rd and turn left. Take your next left onto W River Rd and follow to Main St. Right on Main St over river. Straight along College Park Dr to Routes 3 & 28. Head left and just past Pleasant St on your left look right for a dirt parking lot.
The Hooksett Rail Trail travels along the old railroad bed of the former Portsmouth & Concord Railroad.
Starting from Route 3 & 28 parking lot; A map board is located near a short gravel path down to the rail trail.
Heading Left (north); The stone-dust trail passes through a large culvert underneath Routes 3 & 28 and ends at Pleasant St after a 1/4 mile.
Heading Right (south); The stone-dust trail travels past a marsh on your left with Browns Brook traveling through it. Spot an information sign board located here and elsewhere along the trail. You'll soon leave the few houses on your right behind and travel into the deep woods. You come alongside scenic Lakins Pond at a 1/4 mile. The trail opens up and turns to hard packed dirt after 1.1 miles. After 1.4 miles you come to a bench overlooking a stunning vista of Heads Pond. The trail ends here, however, dirt and sand roads continue around this pond and out to places unknown.
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