Fox State Forest Cross Country Skiing

The 17th most popular XC Ski in New Hampshire.

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Southwest of Concord and north of Hillsborough, the 1,500 acre Fox State Forest has 25 miles of backcountry trails open to cross country skiers. These trails offer super mountain vistas. The 9 mile Ridge Trail is a figure-eight loop that roughly follows the border of this state forest and provided a great grand tour.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead for Fox State Forest from Concord, head north on US89 to Exit #5. Head west on US202 towards Henniker and Hillsborough. Exit off US202 onto Main Street heading into Hillborough. In downtown Hillsborough, turn right heading north on School Street. At the US202 underpass, School Street turns into Center Road. Continue north on Center road for about 2 miles to the Forest Headquarters parking area.

Overall, Fox State Forest is the 17th most popular cross country ski area of all 26 Nordic ski destinations in New Hampshire. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Fox State Forest including Gunstock Nordic Center, Dexters Inn Norsk Ski Trails, Wolfeboro XC, Pine Hill XC Ski Club and Hillsborough Recreation Trail.

Fox State Forest Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Fox State Forest (603) 464-3453; NH Tourism (800) 258-3608.

Recommended Book:  "Winter Trails New Hampshire" from Marty Basch

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Breakfast Restaurant:  Hillsborough Diner; German Johns Bakery, Hillsboro

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  43.1378, -71.9135

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  14638

Fox State Forest Cross Country Skiing Map