Hiking Trails for Everyone
With over 1,200 acres of permanently protected forest, open fields of wild blueberry and heather, and mysterious wetlands, Crotched Mountain is a place of unusual beauty. Memories of hiking these woods to reach the summit, gazing at the sunset, or listening to the chatter of birds in an active wetland can last a lifetime. Crotched Mountain’s accessible trails provide a place where everyone – people with disabilities, seniors and families with children – are welcomed and able to experience nature up close.
About the Trails
Learn about the beauty of these remarkable trails and read descriptions to help you choose which one (or both!) to hike. Learn more
Our trails are wilderness trails, making it important for hikers and their companions to be prepared. Learn about what to expect, how to prepare and what to bring on your hike. Learn more
Download a trail map to become familiar with the trail and terrain before your visit. Download PDF
Trails in the Media
As the longest accessible trail in a mountainside environment in the United States, our trails have gained attention from local, regional and national media and bloggers. Check out these videos and stories.
Sustainable Trails for All Conference
Peter S. Jensen & Associates and Crotched Mountain Foundation are hosting a special conference entitled: “Sustainable Trails for All - With Trail Accessibility Guidelines” on October 10-11, 2012 on our campus in Greenfield, NH. Trail builders, park administrators, land trusts, government officials and many others will learn how to build hiking trails that are sustainable and that provide access for everyone following the soon-to-be-released Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines. Learn more