Bike Trails in New Hampshire

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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, ...
  • Blackmount Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Gravel, Woodchips

    In Woodsville the trail starts across from the Subway Restaurant across from the the Oceans Job Lot Store and next to the Woodsville Machine Shop and YES Yankee Electrical Supply up and down a short gravel road. In some places the rails are ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cotton Valley Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 7.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    On the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire, Wolfeboro bills itself as "America's Oldest Summer Resort." Vacationers have been escaping to this quaint village since passenger rail service began in 1872. By the early 1900s, seven ...
  • 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, ...
  • Dover Community Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Although the Dover Community Trail currently runs less than a mile, the newly opened section (as of summer 2012) is an important first step in a trail that has been discussed for more than a decade. The paved trail follows the former Newington ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • WOW Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The WOW Trail will one day stretch more than 9 miles in central New Hampshire along the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Its acronym comes from three regional lakes, which will be seen from the pathway: Winnisquam, Opechee, and Winnipesaukee. The ...
  • 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 ...