Kilburn Crags

Kilburn Crags Awarded Editor’s Pick for “Locals Only Hiking Trail” by NH Magazine! Info & photos →

Directions: Heading west on Main Street, 2 miles from the Post Office to the trail parking, follow Route 18 for 1.5 miles turning left on Route 135 and in one mile. There is parking and a trail sign on the left.

Another legacy to the town by Daniel Remich, Kilburn Crags offers a spectacular view after a short 7/10 of a mile hike from parking to outlook.

The path leads through the meadow along an overgrown stone wall, before turning left into the woods to follow an old logging road. Watch for direction arrows on trees. There are 2 benches along the trail and a picnic table at the outlook.

Kilburn Crags offers a rich geologic history. Part of the Littleton Formation of the Devonian Era, fine examples of slate and igneous rocks can be found near the Crags. About halfway up, several yards of polished granite show the glaciated striping (striae) caused by the sliding ice sheet of the last continental glacier more than 10,000 years ago. Littleton, the Ammonoosuc River Valley, and the Presidential Range are straight ahead, as well as Lafayette and Cannon Mountains on the right. Enjoy the wildlife and vista!

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