EXPLORE MILES AND MILES OF MAINTAINED TRAILS
Try some or all of the 28 miles of hiking trails maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. Take a leisurely walk along cascading waterfalls, ending at the largest waterfall, Falls of Song. Or opt for a more experienced hike to take in amazing views of the Ossipee Mountains. With over 5,500 acres and trails of all variations, you can spend the day hiking with the entire family!
Trails heads are located at Shannon Pond or off Route 171, located just south/east of the front gate. Hiker parking is located atop Ossipee Park Road across from the entrance to the Bottling Plant, as well on Route 171 at the trail head. Guests can visit the Gift Shop to purchase trail maps.
Limited Hiker Parking Beginning December 1
Hikers, skiers, and snowshoers are welcome to visit the grounds and access the LRCT hiking trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk. However, please note that public hiker parking will be limited this winter to the designated hiker parking lot at the top of Ossipee Park Road, across from the CG Roxanne water bottling plant. Parking in non-designated areas is not allowed and may lead to your vehicle being towed. Additionally, the historic entry road to the Castle Estate will remain open for winter hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. We do ask that anyone enjoying winter recreation on the estate grounds please respect the No Trespassing area surrounding the Carriage House and Castle. This area is closed to the public at this time.
Here is a small sample of the natural treasures you will find here at Castle in the Clouds.
FALLS OF SONG »
This 40 foot plunge waterfall is a just a short 0.1 mile hike from the auto road. One of the best waterfalls in the state of New Hampshire!
BRIDAL VEIL FALLS »
Explore the Brook Walk trail (0.8 miles) located near the Falls of Song. This stunning trail passes other waterfalls including Bridle Veil Falls, Twin Falls, Roaring Falls, and Whittier Falls. If you are looking for a short scenic hike that includes multiple waterfalls, this is it!
THE PEBBLE »
A massive boulder that was pushed through the wilderness by glaciers centuries ago. Its final resting ground is along the bank of the Shannon Brook where you can walk around this enormous rock to find the perfect place to pose for a picture pretending to hold it up.