Hiking Trails for Everyone
With over 1,200 acres of permanently protected forest, open fields of wild blueberry and heather, and mysterious wetlands, Crotched Mountain is a place of unusual beauty. Memories of hiking these woods to reach the summit, gazing at the sunset, or listening to the chatter of birds in an active wetland can last a lifetime. Crotched Mountain’s accessible trails provide a place where everyone – people with disabilities, seniors and families with children – are welcomed and able to experience nature up close.
About the Trails
Learn about the beauty of these remarkable trails and read descriptions to help you choose which one (or both!) to hike. Learn more
Our trails are wilderness trails, making it important for hikers and their companions to be prepared. Learn about what to expect, how to prepare and what to bring on your hike. Learn more
Download a trail map to become familiar with the trail and terrain before your visit. Download PDF
Trails in the Media
As the longest accessible trail in a mountainside environment in the United States, our trails have gained attention from local, regional and national media and bloggers. Check out these videos and stories.
Sustainable Trails Workshop Series
Peter S. Jensen & Associates and Crotched Mountain Foundation are hosting a two-day, in-depth, field-oriented conference in June and October that will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines that were released in September of 2013. You will learn how to assess land for trail accessibility, and plan and construct trails that meet these guidelines. Completion of this conference makes you eligible to attend the Trail Construction for Universal Access Workshop, which will be held on the two days immediately following this course. Learn more