Walking in the National Forest
White Mountain National Forest - Kancamagus Highway
Oliverian / Downes Brook
Location; 12.7 miles west on the Kancamagus from Conway is the Oliverian Trail parking lot.
One mile further west is the Downes Brook/Mt. Hedgehod/Mt. Potash parking lot. Walking the cross-country ski trails make for a
nice meander. If you enter at Oliverian and walk west to Downes Brook and back it's about a 2 mile walk round trip. Add extra
distance if you take the cross-country ski west loop intersecting at the UNH trail.
Deer Brook Road
Location: 6 miles west on Kancamagus Highway from Conway (through the Covered Bridge).
There is no sign that labels the Deer Brook Road though. Park at the parking lot right off the Kancamagus and walk through the
covered bridge. The trail is on your left. Walk past the gate and enjoy! This path is a part of the Nanamocomuck cross country
ski trail. The trail parallels the Swift River and you can go as far as you'd like; maybe walk the side loops if you wish. Keep
a watchful eye or ear out for the many critters and plant like along the way. Arm yourself with binoculars, cameras and bug
spray which may be needed.
Rob Brook Road
Location: From Conway, take the Kancamagus Highway 9 miles to Bear Notch Road. Rob Brook
Road is .08 miles on the left. A nice walk with views and boggy areas. You never know, you may see a meandering moose or
berry-picking bear among the chatering quirrels and happy songbirds!
To reserve a Site, call The Foothills Campground at:
603-323-8322 or use the reservation form below.
We will confirm your reservation within 60 hours.
Foothills Family Campground
506 Maple Road
Tamworth, NH 03886