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Acorn Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 100' 30 m
Descent: -16' -5 m
High: 285' 87 m
Low: 201' 61 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Dean Dillavou

This trail adds a bit of vertical complexity to your time in Benson Park.

Dean Dillavou

Features Fall Colors

Family Friendly Kids will appreciate the short and rolling nature of this trail.

May 1 to Aug 31 – 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sept 1 to Oct 31– 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Nov 1 to Feb 29 – 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mar 1 to Apr 30 – 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Description

Acorn Trail is a beautifully charismatic trail compared to its neighbors. It has several ascents and descents, providing strong character and making it one of the most diverse trails in Benson Park. However, the scenery is limited with few scenic points.

The trail begins at Swan Lake and follows a gradual ascent. Bear right to avoid confusion with the paved roadway to the left that connects to Haselton Farm Trail. The ascent continues and is soon followed by a subsequent series of ups and downs. The final ascent intersects the Oak Ridge Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this area in autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

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#6

in Benson Park

#14959

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#6

in Benson Park

#378

in New Hampshire

#14,959

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The Acorn Trail has enough rocks in the tread that you'll want to pay attention to your foot placement.
Jun 18, 2017 near Hudson, NH

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