Starting from the parking lot, this trail slowly descends over a root filled section. Just before you get to the Nashua river, the trail flattens out and goes to the right. The trail goes through a few gullies that can be pumped to great effect, then passes the Groton School Boathouse on the other side of the river.
Shortly afterwards, you pass the end of Dead River Road, and the trail turns as the river turns until Dead River causes the trail to turn back. The trail slowly climbs and winds it way to its end at Town Forest Road.