Community HikesMarch 22 (Sunday) - **
HIKE IS CANCELLED
April 25 (Saturday) @ 10 am: Carter Hill Connector to Swope Park. More info coming soon.
Trail Master Plan SurveyThe City is developing a Master Plan to guide the future development of trails. Please fill out the survey to contribute your thoughts and feedback by March 31st. Click here for survey.
As the snow melts, you may find that the trails can get muddy. Improper use of trails can negatively impact the trails and ecology surrounding the trails. Please follow muddy-trail etiquette found by clicking here. The following trails tend to be dryer:
- Jim Hill Riverwalk & Lehtinen Park Trail (Map 2)
- Sewalls Falls Trails (Map 10)
- Morono Park Trail (Map 11)
- East Concord Heritage Trail (Locke Road - Map 20)
- Broken Ground (Map 30)
Trail Use during Winter Season
Please note that the trails are open year round; however, only the following City-owned trail head parking lots are plowed:
- Oak Hill (Map 12, Shaker Rd lot)
- Batchelder Mill Road (Map 15)
- Winant Park (Map 21, Fisk Road lot)
- Swope Park (Map 25)
- Broken Ground (Map 30)
For cross-country skiing, groomed trails can be found at White Farm (Map 17) and Beaver Meadow Golf Course. For more information and recommendations for other cross-country skiing locations in Concord, click here.
On fresh snow, please use snowshoes. Bare-booting can cause "post-holing" which is a potential hazard for trail users. On heavily used trails, the snow gets packs down and the trails can get icy. In those conditions, we recommend using microspikes or cleats, and walking poles.
A portion of the West End Farm Trail has been closed by the private land owners, see updated Maps 26 and 28.
Trail Closure: West End Farm Trail (Maps 26 and 28)
The Trails Subcommittee is reviewing proposals for two new trail extensions.
- Backwoods Loop (connects to Winant Park). Click here for the proposed route. A site walk and public hearing will be scheduled in the Spring, check back here for future updates.
- Knowlton Woods Loop (connects to Oak Hill trails). Click here for the proposed route. A site walk and public hearing will be scheduled in the Spring, check back here for future updates.
The Trail Guide Book can be printed or is available for purchase for $7 from the Planning Division, City Hall third floor.
Trail RegulationsThe following uses are prohibited on City lands and trails, per City Ordinance:
- Motorized wheeled vehicles
- Littering (including failing to pick up after your pet)
The City trails are maintained by many volunteers. We appreciate your cooperation to help keep the trails in excellent shape! If you would like to help out by cleaning up trash at the trail heads, check out the City's Blue Bag program.
Please note the following guidelines to ensure that the trails remain in their natural state and open to the public:
- Carry out what you carry in (including dog poop bags!)
- Please stay on the marked trails.
- Please do not disturb the plants and wildlife.
- Please respect the private property that surrounds the trails.
- Please follow our Trail Manners for You and Your Dog.