Walking Trails

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Walking Trail Map (PDF)

Keene State is a starting point for many good walking/jogging loops. Here are four “easily-done-in-a-lunchtime” options. Detailed, color maps are available at the Rec Center or as downloadable PDFs.

Safety

It is always a good idea to let others know where you are walking and when you expect to return. Walking in pairs and groups makes a walk more fun!

Route 1 – 1.5 miles

  • From Spaulding Gym head north on Madison St.
  • at Winchester St., turn right
  • at Main St., take a right (south)
  • at Appleton St., turn right
  • when the road becomes a path, follow it past Pondside Apartments (on left)
  • the path curves to the right, past the Pondside 1 Residence Hall (on left) and the Redfern Arts Center (on right) to the south parking lot
  • bear left across the lot and walk between the gym and the Whitcomb maintenance building
  • turn left after Whitcomb and walk past the right side of Carle Hall
  • at Butler Ct., turn right
  • at Winchester St., turn right
  • at Madison St., turn right and walk to the gym and the end of the route.

Route 2 – 2.25 miles

  • From Spaulding Gym head north on Madison St.
  • at Winchester St., turn right
  • at Main St., take a right (south)
  • at Appleton St., turn right
  • when the road becomes a path, follow it past Pondside Apartments (on left)
  • the path curves to the right, past the Pondside Residence Hall (on left) and the Redfern Arts Center (on right) to the south parking lot
  • follow the southern edge of the lot to the bridge to the Joyce Athletic Field
  • walk the perimeter of the fields going behind the tennis courts and following the river bank back to the bridge
  • cross the bridge to the lot and continue as for Route 1 to end at the gym from Madison St.

Route 3 – 2.6 miles

  • From the gym, walk south through the parking lot, past Redfern Arts Center (on left) and Pondside 1 Residence Hall (on right)
  • bear right just before Pondside Apartments, taking the walkway under Rte. 101
  • turn right and walk down the road to the footbridge and the entrance to the Owl Athletic Complex (OAC)
  • after the bridge, turn immediately right and follow the edge of the mowed area, winding behind the wetlands and trees and brush area, close to Rte. 101
  • follow the trail up onto the railway bed and turn left (caution, this is a snowmobile trail)
  • follow the railway bed until it intersects with Krif Road
  • turn left on this road and immediately bear right onto the mowed path under the power lines
  • follow the mowed path (the cross country loop) through the woods, along the river (on right), and behind the softball and baseball fields to the footbridge
  • continue back to KSC to finish at the gym.

Route 4 – 2.9 miles

  • Start as for Route 3
  • from the footbridge at Owl Athletic Complex, follow the dirt path through the complex to the parking lot
  • follow the road through the lot and out the entrance to the road
  • follow the road, take the first right, and walk to the UPS building
  • return along the same route back to the gym.

X-C Skiing

  • You can find maintained cross-country ski trails on Joyce Athletic Field and on the Owl Athletic Complex that approximately follow Routes 2 and 3.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Other local trails can be found on the Stonewall Farm website.

http://www.stonewallfarm.org/content/what-do-stonewall-farm

http://stonewallfarmnh.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/trail_map.pdf