College Woods Trail

This 2.14 mile route begins and ends at the Wildcat statue, located on Main Street. This fully-marked trail travels through College Woods via College Road and Library Way. Implemented during the fall of 2016 as part of UNH’s commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative, the College Woods Trail is just one way UNH is working to become a healthier place.

The full 2.14 mile trail loops through College Woods.  This section consists of moderately sloped dirt trail with exposed tree roots and embedded rocks. 

A 1.86 mile accessible portion of the trail follows man-made surfaces leading to a packed natural surface in the woods. This portion is an “out and back,” meaning users travel to the end point and then return along the same route to complete the trail at the Wildcat starting point.

A leisurely stroll of the full College Woods Trail will take the average walker between 40 minutes and an hour.  Trail marker numbers and distance measurements will help you track your progress and estimate walk time. Look for trail markers along the route.

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