If you have looked at my website or read my blog you know I am always looking for new trails in the Monadnock Region. When I was looking for an easy, short after work hike for my hiking group. I was again surprised to learn of a new trail close to the downtown area of Peterborough. The Evan's Flat trail is located at the end of Evans Road in Peterborough, NH. When first looking at this trail I questioned it because I knew there were houses and stores near by and wondered what kind of a trail and how woodsy it would be.
I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty in this trail. You park on the side of the cul-de-sac, and there is a trail kiosk with information and a map. Dogs are not allowed on the trail. The trail has several boards that go over various streams and wet areas. The boards are loose so be careful when crossing them. The trail is fairly flat and meanders through the woods and around the edge of a couple marsh areas, it does cross a power line and have a small incline. The trail is about a 1.6 miles loop with the option of a cut off trail if you do not want to do the full loop.
This is a great trail if you are looking to get in a quick hike without a long drive or for children as they always find running across boards fun.