Orford Hiking Trails

All the suggested venues have the capacity to support a group of 15 people (including trip leaders) and four vehicles, maximum. All are dog friendly.

Quinttown Road

Reward: Wild, secluded ponds with wildlife; beautiful view of Mt. Moosilauke; wildflowers in May, lupines in the third week of June; Jacobs Brook waterfalls along the way. Picnic tables.

Length of hike: 4.4 miles, 780 feet

Ease of use: A maintained gravel woods road (continuation of Quinttown Road) after the gate with the parking area.

Website: https://www.vnews.com/Seeing-the-Forest-for-the-Lupines-2958766

Directions to trailhead: North on Route 10 to turn right on Rte 25A in Orford, past Orford Center, to turn right on Quinttown Road to 487 Quinttown Rd Orford, NH 03777 (https://goo.gl/maps/STjU3Gb3Xq22jpQm8)

Suggested carpool meeting point: Rivendell Academy athletic field parking lot, opposite School Drive, Orford, NH 03777

Eastman Ledges

Reward: Beautiful views of Smarts Mountain; Jacobs Brook waterfalls along the way.

Length of hike: 2.5 miles, 710 feet

Ease of use: Excellent, follows gravel Quinttown Road after gate, then left on the Appalachian Trail. (Continues to Mt. Cube via Hexacube Shelter.)

Website: http://mountainwandering.blogspot.com/2010/04/kodak-trailmt.html

Directions to trailhead: North on Route 10 to turn right on Rte 25A in Orford, past Orford Center, to turn right on Quinttown Road to 487 Quinttown Rd Orford, NH 03777 (https://goo.gl/maps/STjU3Gb3Xq22jpQm8)

Suggested carpool meeting point: Rivendell Academy athletic field parking lot, opposite School Drive, Orford, NH 03777