Free Hikes and Walks
Lost River offers more than caves and boardwalks. Enjoy a stroll on the Ecology or Nature Garden trails.
The Kinsman Notch Ecology Trail is a half-mile loop of easy to moderate hiking difficulty. It begins to the right of the parking areas (near the gazebo). Along the way, you will learn the natural history and ecology of this unique area. For your safety, please stay on the trail and beware of exposed roots and rocks. Please remember to take only photos and leave only footprints.
The Nature Garden Walk is located near the trout pool at the end of the gorge tour. It is maintained by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and includes over 300 varieties of native flowers, ferns, and shrubs.
***The Dilly Cliff Trail is closed indefinitely due to the wildfire in 2017. ***
For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, Lost River Gorge is a smoke-free environment and designated service dogs are the ONLY animals allowed in the gorge.