Conservation Commission
New London, New Hampshire 03257


  Great Brook Trail  (SRKG)

Trail Number:   8  Trail Length:  1.6 Miles (one way) 
Difficulty:  Moderate  Trailhead GPS:  
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  Trail Description

The Great Brook Trail follows the course of Great Brook and offers views of water cascading down steep ledge in two locations, which are particularly impressive with increased water flows in the spring.   A beaver dam is located at the top of the trail at Devils Half Acre Pond. The Great Brook Trail (in red) climbs from its start at Lakeshore Rd (point GB1) to Devils Half Acre Pond above the Upper Cascades (point GB6, in Wilmot). It climbs 760 feet in 2.3 miles (one way). It is part of the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway (SRKG) which continues on into Springfield (beyond GB6 in green) or up the Wolf Tree Trail (in green). Three access points with parking (P) are shown on the map. The trail may be combined with the Dura Crockett and Morgan Hill Trails (in blue) or the Bunker Loop and Wolf Tree trails to provide loop hikes. The section of trail between the bridge above the Lower Cascades (point GB3) and the start at Lakeshore Rd is known (and signed) as Cocoa's Path.
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  Trail Map

Great Brook Map

  Elevation Information

Great Brook Elevationenlarged elevation


Great Brook trail

Lower Cascades - Photo by Peter Brodeur

Great Brook trail

Winter at Great Brook - Photo by Mark Vernon

Devils Half Acre

Devil's Half Acre- Photo by Mark Vernon