Hike the Kilburn Loop in Pisgah State Park*** NOTE*** Date changed!!!

Directions for this hike.

If coming from East or West on Route 2, head north on Route 63 in Erving and travel a little over 10 miles until you enter "downtown" Hinsdale NH. At the intersection of Route 119, head east (right) about a quarter mile and Route 63 will take a left and head north once more. Follow this road (Chesterfield Road) north approximately 3.7 miles. On your right will be a brown sign with an arrow which says "Pisgah State Park, Kilburn Loop Trail". This is at the entrance to the parking area, which accommodates 20+ vehicles.

Plan on wearing something bright if possible. I do not expect hunters to be close to this trail, but better to be safe than sorry.


The map that you get when you click on the above link for "Pisgah State Park - Kilburn Trailhead" is WRONG!!!  If you click on the above location it will show you the red marker on Rt 63 just north of Rt 119.  That marker should be about 3 miles north of that spot, in the area where Kilburn Pond is noted on the map.

Regardless of how many times I chose to (edit map), it won't save the correct location.  Hopefully this glitch can be corrected!

 

The Kilburn Loop is listed as a 5.4 mile loop around Kilburn Pond, It appears to be a mostly flat terrain with a total elevation gain of about 200 feet. This trail is part of the many trails located in New Hampshires Pisgah State Park, which occupies the towns of Winchester, Chesterfield, and Hinsdale New Hampshire.

Map here:

http://www.chesterfieldoutdoors.com/plands/pmap.html


Our trailhead will be at the intersection of Rt 63 and Kilburn Road in Hinsdale. This trailhead is about 4 miles north of Route 119, or about 5 miles south of Route 9. From the trailhead, the Kilburn Loop trail is about a half mile walk. Our total hike should be about 6.5 miles and should take 4 hours plus or minus with a break at the mid-point for snack/lunch.
You will need to watch the weather and dress appropriately for the season. Layers if it's cold, and layers if it's warm! Bring plenty to drink and a snack if you wish.
I've never done this hike myself, so it'll be an exploratory pace. I'm told that other groups finish this hike with a dip in Kilburn Pond. Any of you daring enough should bring a towel!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great.

    December 8, 2012

  • Terry R.

    Thank you DA and Joshua for joining Debi and myself. The rain let up, but we got a little wet anyway! Very nice trail around the pond, although I am a bit sore. This would be great in any season. Nice area to explore and enjoyed the company today. Covered the 6.5 miles in 3 hours and 15 minutes! I'd gladly hike with these folks again.

    December 8, 2012

  • Terry R.

    We are hiking! Might want to bring rain wear "just in case", and be prepared for a little wet and muddy... Crazy, rainy hikers!

    December 8, 2012

  • Terry R.

    Current forecast is for occasional showers depending on which weather forecast you listen to. As of now I'm still planning on hiking. I'll know for sure tomorrow morning.

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very happy a spot opened up. See you all Saturday.

    December 5, 2012

  • Terry R.

    Newest forecast is 43 and cloudy. Much better than 34 and snow...

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a great "first hike" for me. If the forecast changes to the worse, I may fall out ... but otherwise, count me in :)

    December 1, 2012

  • Terry R.

    I checked this trail out today and found it to be well maintained with only moderate hills. This is an enjoyable, almost flat, hike around a very clear pond. Weather for December 8th is tentatively listed as 30% chance of snow showers with a high temp of 34 degrees. Brrrrr.... Please dress appropriately!

    November 25, 2012

  • Joshua E.

    I'm still in despite the date change for the Kilburn Loop Hike. I just want to make sure the meeting place on December 8 is the intersection of 63 and Kilburn Road and the time is 10AM. Is this correct? Joshua Epstein

    November 16, 2012

    • Terry R.

      You are correct, Joshua!

      November 19, 2012

  • Terry R.

    Date has been changed to December 8th... By then I should be walking normal again!

    November 16, 2012

  • Terry M.

    Hi Rick, is the meeting spot at the trail head of rt 63 and Kilburn Rd?

    November 13, 2012

    • Terry R.

      Hi Terry and welcome to the group! You are correct about the meeting spot. Kilburn Road is approximately 4 miles north of Rte 119 in Hinsdale, on Rte 63. I will be driving a silver Toyota Corolla and I plan on being there @9:45am. My cell number is[masked] if you're lost or running late.

      November 13, 2012

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