Southwest of Keene and west of Winchester, the 13,500 Pisgah State Park has about 20 miles of multi-use trails of varying difficulty through rugged terrain in the Ashuelot River Watershed. The park has 7 ponds and 4 highland ridges, and is the largest in the state of New Hampshire. For hiking, try the Kilburn Loop (5 mi.) or the Dogwood Swamp Trail (3.2 mi.).
To reach the southern edge trailhead from Winchester, follow SR119 west through Ashuelot and watch for the parking lot on the north side of the road. There are 5 other trails spread around the park boundaries.
Note: On the trail map, the trails marked by a solid line are open to ATVs, snowmobiles, hiking, and biking. The trails marked by the heavy dotted line are open to hiking, horseback riding, skiing and biking only. The trails marked by the light dotted line are open to hiking and skiing only.
Overall, Pisgah State Park is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 17 hikes in New Hampshire.