Pillsbury SP--Mad Rd. Trail, Washington

Tips for Birding

In the off season, parking is near the gate on Pillsbury State Park Road. Please don't block the gate.

About this Location

The Mad Road Trail starts at the end of the Campground Road, near a large barn or garage.

About Pillsbury State Park

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Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser-known parks of the New Hampshire State Park system. Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, its diversity of habitats makes it home to a great variety of wildlife, including moose and loons. Crossed by a network of hiking and mountain bike trails, the park is an important link in the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, a 51-mile hiking trail that connects Mount Monadnock with Mount Sunapee to the north. History buffs enjoy exploring the park’s long-abandoned and overgrown cellar holes, remnants of early farm settlement, and lumbering of the late 1700s and early 1800s when the area was called Cherry Valley.

Notable Trails

The HikingProject website has a description and map of a hike on the Mad Road Trail.


  • Entrance fee

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

Content from Pillsbury State Park Official Website

Last updated October 27, 2023