Keene, New Hampshire (NH) Trails & Maps

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  • Ashuelot Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 21.2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Given its covered bridges, historical aura and abundant wildlife, the Ashuelot Rail-Trail (a.k.a. Ashuelot River Trail) has plenty to offer. The 21.2-mile route follows the corridor of the Ashuelot Railroad, which operated from 1851 to 1983, ...
  • Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 11.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Nestled in the Hoosic River Valley, between Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountains in Berkshire County, the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail takes its name from a Native American word meaning "the pleasant river between the hills." Gorgeous views ...
  • Bridge of Flowers

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 0.08 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Bridge of Flowers is a 400 foot long former trolley line bridge that has been converted into a garden pathway. Open from April 1 to October 31, the bridge spans the Deerfield River between Shelburne Falls and Buckland. The bridge has been ...
  • Canalside Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 3.27 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 3.27 mile trail starting at McClelland Farm Road and heading north on the old NYNH&H RR crosses the Connecticut River near the confluence of the Deerfield and the Connecticut Rivers. The river span here is reported to be one of the oldest ...
  • Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 32.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The Cheshire Rail Trail stretches for nearly 33 miles between Route 12 near Bookseller Road and the New Hampshire–Massachusetts state line at Route 12. In Keene, the trail includes a beautiful stone arch bridge over the Ashuelot River. There ...
  • Cochituate Rail Trail (Natick to Framingham)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface:

    The Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) is a proposed multi-use trail which will extend from the Village of Saxonville in Framingham to Natick Center, a distance of 4 miles. The Framingham section of trail has gone through its design phase. Construction ...
  • Common Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Common Pathway runs for nearly 7 miles from the south end of Peterborough north to Hancock. The trail is a combination of asphalt and gravel and follows an old railroad right-of-way along the Contoocook River. Begin the trail just south of ...
  • Derry Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Stretching 3 miles north from Windham through woodlands to Derry, the Derry Rail Trail runs on the same former rail bed network on which the Rockingham Recreational Trail is built. This section of trail, which extends from the Windham Rail Trail, ...
  • East Branch Trail (VT)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The East Branch Trail is a 5-mile ungroomed, backcountry pathway built on a former logging railroad bed in southern Vermont's Windham County. The remote, heavily wooded trail lies just north of the Searsburg Reservoir and Deerfield River in ...
  • East Branch and Zealand Valley Railroad Hike

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    Are you looking for a multi-day hike on beautiful rail-trails through pristine wilderness of the White Mountains? Look no further. At midpoint, the nearest road is 7 miles in either direction. Because of its isolation, this hike offers a quiet, ...
  • Fort Hill Branch Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 8.9 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    At the southern end of the trail a large parking lot at Dole Junction is maintained by the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails. This parking lot also serves as the southern terminus of the Ashuelot Rail Trail that proceeds 21 miles north to Keene. ...
  • Goffstown Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    The Goffstown Rail Trail is in the early stages of development. There are some obstacles, such as missing bridges and potentially hazardous crossings of a state highway. Only a couple of small portions have been upgraded to the intended gravel ...
  • Granite Town Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    Mile 0.0 - DPW Garage  Cross the bridge in the parking area, the trail starts behind the fence, crossing over Great Brook on a old dam. Mile 0.53 - After crossing Union St. you will come to a concrete span over Great Brook. Mile 0.66 ...
  • Heritage Trail (Manchester)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Heritage Trail is managed by the state of New Hampshire to provide access to recreational and historical attractions across the state. Eventually, the north-south route along the former Boston and Maine Railroad corridor will stretch more ...
  • Hooksett Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Hooksett Rail-Trail follows a portion of a right-of-way of the Portsmouth & Concord Railroad. This section of the railroad was abandoned in 1862, leaving behind an attractive corridor for the trail. The trail provides access to Heads Pond and ...
  • Jonathan Daniels Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Jonathan Daniels Trail travels the length of Ashuelot River Park through Keene. Along the stone-dust trail, you can enjoy the park’s beautiful natural backdrop and flower garden. The trail was named for a Keene native who was killed during ...
  • Keene Industrial Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Keene Industrial Trail links the county's Cheshire Rail-Trail in the city of Keene. The paved path is a 1-mile segment through downtown Keene, which passes among some of the city's old mill works.
  • Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface:

    The Town of Belmont has been notified that it will receive $282,720 in federal dollars for the construction of the first phase of the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail. The Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail will be approximately five miles in length from ...
  • Londonderry Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Londonderry Rail Trail will one day stretch 6 miles across Londonderry from Derry to Manchester, New Hampshire's largest city, along the former Manchester and Lawrence Railroad. Currently, one mile is paved and open, offering beautiful woodland ...
  • Lye Brook Falls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The heavily wooded Lye Brook Falls Trail runs for 2 miles through the Lye Brook Wilderness of the Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester. The blue-blazed hiking trail follows the bed of a former logging railroad up a gradual slope paralleling ...
  • Manhan Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Manhan Rail Trail wends its way between Easthampton and Northampton, with a spur trail leading out The Oxbow near Mt. Tom. Easthampton is a typical New England factory town brimming with commerce and community, as well as historical and ...
  • Mason Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel, Sand

    The Mason Railroad Trail runs for nearly 7 miles from near the New Hampshire–Massachusetts border (nr. Townsend, MA) to Greenville, NH. The trail follows a heavily wooded corridor through Russell State Forest and Coyne Wildlife Sanctuary. There's ...
  • Mass Central Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 29 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    A 104 mile rail line was shattered by hurricane in 1938. Now, more than 60 years later, dedicated volunteers in 33 communities are working to reconnect it. Instead of trains there will be cross-country skiers, bicyclists, hikers, and joggers. It ...
  • Monadnock Branch Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The scenic Monadnock Branch Rail-Trail travels for just over 7 miles from Webster Street in Jaffrey near the ball field to the New Hampshire–Massachusetts border. From Jaffrey to Rindge the trail is packed gravel, except for a paved section ...
  • Nashua Canal Trail (Mine Falls Park)

    State: NH
    Length: 6.05 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Nashua Canal Trail is part of a series of loop trails in Mine Falls Park, Nashua. A total of 6 miles of trails wind along the canal and river in this beautiful, wooded park. Only 1.2 miles of trail are paved, while the rest are hard-packed ...
  • Nashua Heritage Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Nashua Heritage Rail Trail begins adjacent to City Hall on Main Street in downtown Nashua. It is a short trail that takes you through one of the first neighborhoods that was planned and built in conjunction with the creation of the textile ...
  • Nashua River Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA, NH
    Length: 12.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Nashua River Rail Trail is a beautiful and peaceful rural trail extending through the Massachusetts communities of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable. The trail continues into New Hampshire just south of the town of Nashua. In autumn ...
  • New Boston Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The 4 ½ mile New Boston Rail Trail is an enticingly beautiful former Boston & Maine rail line running from approximately route 114 at the New Boston/Goffstown border to the center of New Boston. There it culminates at the Hillsborough County ...
  • North Central Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The North Central Pathway will one day stretch 16 miles between the cities of Winchendon and Gardner in northern Massachusetts, primarily along a former railroad right-of-way. Three open sections currently offer nearly 5 miles of paved, off-road ...
  • Northern Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 55.6 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone

    At 56 miles, the Northern Rail Trail spans Grafton and Merrimack counties and is the longest rail-trail in New Hampshire.  The surface is cinder ballast in Grafton and 3/8” stone dust in Merrimack; both easily bike able on hybrids or mountain ...
  • Norwottuck Rail-Trail (Francis P. Ryan Section)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In central Massachusetts, the Norwottuck Rail-Trail (formerly the Northampton Bikeway) runs between New South Street in Northampton and the neighborhood north of Look Memorial Park in Florence. Whether you start your trip from either trailhead ...
  • Norwottuck Rail-Trail (Mass Central Section)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Caution: As of July 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are working together to rehabilitate the Norwottuck Rail Trail from Northampton to Belchertown. The work will ...
  • Piscataquog Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Piscataquog Trail runs for 2 miles between the east bank of the Merrimack River and Pinard Street at Electric Street. On the east end, the trail begins near the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball stadium along an abandoned right-of-way of ...
  • Pisgah State Park Reservoir Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Pisgah State Park includes over 13,300 acres of rough forested terrain, encompassing a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River. Within the Cheshire County towns of Winchester, Chesterfield and Hinsdale, the park protects seven ponds (popular ...
  • Ramblin Vewe Farm Trails

    State: NH
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trails are part of the Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trust property, a non-profit organization that protects and preserves the farm, while conserving the heritage of working farms and rural landscapes. Part of their mission is to ...
  • Rockingham Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 26.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester, boasts relatively quick access to one of the state's longest rail-trails: the 26.5-mile Rockingham Recreational Trail (a.k.a. Portsmouth Branch). The rustic trail is rich in railroad structures left ...
  • South Manchester Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.89 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Manchester Rail Trail is a proposed bike/pedestrian path that would connect the downtown Millyard area of Manchester to the Town on Londonderry. The South Manchester Rail Trail will utilize the Right-of-Way (ROW) of the abandoned Boston ...
  • Sugar River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 9.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Sand

    Also known as the Sugar River Recreational Trail, this picturesque 9.8-mile path stretches from Newport to Claremont along the banks of the Sugar River. Wildlife is abundant amid the secluded woodlands. Stay alert to spot deer, rabbit, beaver, ...
  • Toonerville Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Toonerville Rail-Trail (a.k.a. Springfield Greenway) spans 3 meticulously maintained miles from the downtown business district of Springfield southeast to the western bank of the Connecticut River at the Vermont–New Hampshire border. The ...
  • Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The scenic Valley Trail currently runs nearly a mile through West Dover in southern Vermont on the outskirts of the Green Mountain National Forest. Plans call for continuing the trail further north to the Mount Snow Ski Area and south to Wilmington, ...
  • Ware River Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    This unpaved state-owned trail is open for public use from Coldbrook to Baldwinville. An on-road detour is necessary through the village of Baldwinville, but the right-of-way is open for public use on an informal basis from the outskirts of ...
  • Watertown Multi-Use Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 0.85 miles
    Surface:

    This DCR project is under construction and follows a previous rail bed from School Street to Grove Street in Watertown. This portion should be completed in the spring of 2011. The DCR will extend this project to connect with the Alewife trail ...
  • West River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Gravel, Sand

    Following the floodplain of the West River Valley, the 16-mile West River Trail (a.k.a. Railroad Bed Trail) appeals to a wide range of trail users. The rail-trail has a nearly level surface, ideal for walkers, cyclists and equestrians, while ...
  • Windham Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Windham Rail-Trail occupies a scenic stretch of abandoned rail ( Manchester and Lawrence) between Range Road (at Rockingham Rd.) in Salem and Windham Road, about 4 miles to the northwest. At Windham Road, the trail becomes the Derry Rail ...
  • Winnipesaukee River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Winnipesaukee River Trail courses along its namesake river, connecting the towns of Franklin and Tilton-Northfield. The trail passes through an unusual upside-down covered bridge—believed to be the nation's only one—listed on the National ...
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