New Hampshire Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Ammonoosuc Rail Trail

19 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Ashuelot Rail-Trail

21.2 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Black Pond Trail

0.8 mi
State: NH
Dirt

Blackmount Rail Trail

5 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Gravel, Woodchips

Bobby Woodman Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: NH
Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail)

32.8 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Common Pathway

6.5 mi
State: NH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Conway Branch

21 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Gravel

Derry Rail Trail

3 mi
State: NH
Asphalt

Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail

6 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Fort Hill Branch Rail-Trail

8.9 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Goffstown Rail Trail

5.5 mi
State: NH
Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Granite Town Rail-Trail

3 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Guinea Pond and Flat Mountain Trails

11.5 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Harrisville Rail Trail

1.6 mi
State: NH
Dirt

Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail

7.8 mi
State: NH
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Hooksett Rail Trail

1.75 mi
State: NH
Gravel

Lincoln Woods Trail

2.7 mi
State: NH
Ballast

Mason Railroad Trail

6.7 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Gravel, Sand

Monadnock Branch Rail-Trail

7.2 mi
State: NH
Asphalt, Gravel

Nanamocomuck Trail

12 mi
State: NH
Ballast

Nashua Canal Trail (Mine Falls Park)

6.05 mi
State: NH
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

New Boston Rail Trail

3.9 mi
State: NH
Dirt

Northern Rail Trail

58 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Peanut Trail

1.5 mi
State: NH
Cinder

Presidential Range Rail Trail

18 mi
State: NH
Gravel

Rob Brook Trail

2 mi
State: NH
Dirt, Gravel

Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail (Portsmouth Branch)

26.5 mi
State: NH
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Sawyer River Trail

7.5 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Sand

Sugar River Trail

9.8 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder, Sand

Upper Coos Recreational Trail

10.5 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder

Warren Recreational Rail Trail

10.7 mi
State: NH
Dirt

West Milan Trail

4.5 mi
State: NH
Gravel

Wild River Trail

15 mi
State: NH
Dirt, Gravel

York Pond Trail

6.5 mi
State: NH
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is open to ATVs and snowmobiles. The trail is rough is many places, making for even difficult mountain biking in some segments. Trail users will find diversions in the charming ...
NH 19 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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, ...
NH 21.2 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Black Pond Trail itself is short but it can be linked with other trails that run through the forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, just northeast of Lincoln. Specifically, the Black Pond ...
NH 0.8 mi Dirt
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 ...
NH 5 mi Cinder, Gravel, Woodchips
The Bobby Woodman Rail Trail, a hard-packed dirt and gravel pathway, begins off a quiet street at the southern end of Claremont and quickly dives under pleasant tree cover. After about a half mile, the ...
NH 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 ...
NH 32.8 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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 ...
NH 6.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
The Conway Branch trail runs for 21 miles along an old rail corridor between State Route 113 in Conway and Polly's Crossing in Ossipee. The trail is popular with snowmobiles and rail car clubs; the tracks ...
NH 21 mi Ballast, Gravel
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, ...
NH 3 mi Asphalt
The Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail runs for 6 miles between the towns of Rochester and Farmington. The trail parallels the Cocheco River and State Route 11 through a wooded corridor. The trail is popular ...
NH 6 mi 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 ...
NH 8.9 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Goffstown Rail Trail is open, but still in development. About half of the Goffstown Rail Trail has hard packed gravel surface. Goffstown Rail Trail stretches just over 5 miles in length. A bridge connects ...
NH 5.5 mi 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 ...
NH 3 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand
These connecting trails follow the bed of the old Beebe River Railroad up to Flat Mountain Pond, a large, remote pool high in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. This is a great trip for advanced mountain bikers; ...
NH 11.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass
The Harrisville Rail Trail runs for just under two miles between the outskirts of Harrisville and Hancock in rural New Hampshire. The former railroad bed is located on lands conserved by the Harris Center ...
NH 1.6 mi Dirt
Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail connects three communities in south-central New Hampshire: Hillsborough, Deering, and Bennington. The unpaved trail winds along the Contoocook River through rural and ...
NH 7.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 ...
NH 1.75 mi Gravel
The Lincoln Woods Trail runs for 2.6 miles along the east branch of the Pemigewasset River. You can combine the trail with other trails that run through the forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, ...
NH 2.7 mi Ballast
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 ...
NH 6.7 mi Ballast, Gravel, Sand
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 ...
NH 7.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Upper and Lower Nanamocomuck Trails in White Mountain National Forest are accessible from Kancamagus Highway (SR 112) west of Conway. The trails are open for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing ...
NH 12 mi Ballast
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 ...
NH 6.05 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The New Boston Rail Trail follows the old railroad line of the same name, running along the Piscataquog River between the Hillsborough County Youth Center in New Boston and Route 114, about 4 miles to ...
NH 3.9 mi Dirt
At 58 miles, the Northern Rail Trail spans Grafton and Merrimack counties and is the longest rail-trail in New Hampshire. Along with grass, the surface is dirt, crushed gravel, and cinders in Grafton and crush ...
NH 58 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Peanut Trial is a distinct trail in the town of Newton that spans one-mile. This rail-trail runs on the same corridor as the Jay McLaren Memorial Trail. However, due to a controversial lawsuit by land ...
NH 1.5 mi Cinder
This 18-mile Presidential Range Trail runs between Cherry Pond, a great bird-watching venue, and Berlin. The trail skirts the Presidential Range along the edge of the White Mountain National Forest and ...
NH 18 mi Gravel
The Rob Brook Trail is mostly flat, following the bottomlands of its namesake creek through the White Mountains National Forest. The trail is open to mountain biking and hiking, with cross-country skiing ...
NH 2 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Fremont Branch of the Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail follows a diagonal, 16.5-mile path from Windham to Epping in the southeastern corner of New Hampshire. As the trail is unpaved (dirt with areas ...
NH 16.5 mi Dirt, 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 ...
NH 26.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand
The Sawyer River Trail offers a memorable 7.5-mile journey through a pristine mountain valley. Following the old Sawyer River Railroad logging line, the trail is popular with mountain bikers, and hikers ...
NH 7.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Sand
Also known as the Sugar River Recreational Trail, this picturesque 9.8-mile path stretches from Newport to the southeastern edge of Claremont along the banks of the Sugar River. To reach Claremont proper, ...
NH 9.8 mi Ballast, Cinder, Sand
The wildly scenic Upper Coos Recreational Trail parallels the Connecticut River, which divides New Hampshire and Vermont. The rail-trail begins in Colebrook and travels north to Beecher Falls near the ...
NH 10.5 mi Ballast, Cinder
The Warren Recreational Rail Trail starts from an interesting landmark: a Redstone missile brought to Warren by a resident who served in the Army in Alabama in 1970. He found some obsolete missiles in ...
NH 10.7 mi Dirt
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NH 4.5 mi Gravel
Most of the Wild River Trail falls within the Wild River Wilderness and is off-limits to bikes. At it's southern end, the trail meets the Wildcat River Trail, near Bog Brook. From here, you can bike or ...
NH 15 mi Dirt, Gravel
The York Pond Trail begins at the Berlin Fish Hatchery (just past the locked gate), going through a notch in the Mountains to the south and west to Bunnell Brook. The trail leads to Willard Notch, crossing ...
NH 6.5 mi Dirt

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Recent Trail Reviews

WOW Trail

Phase 2 completed

May, 2017 by abeetle

Phase 2 extends the trail from downtown Laconia to Belmont's Winni Scenic Trail. Passes by Pitmans Freight Room, Bartlett Beach before heading into forest behind the Belknap Mall. Now 4 1/2 miles to enjoy. Trail is in great shape. Check out wayfarer coffee shop or burrito me in downtown Laconia.

Nashua Canal Trail (Mine Falls Park)

mine falls park

April, 2017 by rsarah12

went last week for a bike ride. didnt seem to busy, parking was easy to find. has a good amount of trails to pick from so u can loop yourself different ways, and they aren't too difficult. just enough space to kill park of your day outside:) lots of great views by the water. good for walking jogging or biking.

Nashua River Rail Trail

Was a nice ride

April, 2017 by chrisnoway

This trail has fallen on hard times, the surface has plenty of sink holes and mounds. Especially an abundance of root ridges. About 2 miles from the north end the trail has so many root ridges that if you ride at speed they will rip the handle bars out of your hands. there are several places where the roots will give you a pinch flat and bend your rim.

Rail trails are made sub standard to roads, the reason given... rail trails dont see the heavy traffic a road does. Ive seen ambulances, fire truck, police cruisers and construction equipment on rail trails.

With a sub standard base roots can wreak havoc on trails.

Accordion

Nashua River Rail Trail

Best Asphalt Trail MA

April, 2017 by skshrews

All asphalt, straight, few changes in elevation, few road crossings, shaded almost entirely, long length, generous parking (free) make this arguably the best bike trail in Massachusetts and maybe New England.Yes, a few root heaves (welcome to reality), but generally well maintained.If you live near this trail, you are lucky to have access to this resource.

Monadnock Branch Rail-Trail

not a peaceful walking path

March, 2017 by leaton29

From the Jaffrey ball field it was very populated with houses and led us along the busy road. I am sure would be fine for biking or snow mobile, but not a peaceful walk.

Goffstown Rail Trail

great trail

February, 2017 by lynnelarochelle

Very nice wide trail that is easy to walk with Beautiful views

Monadnock Branch Rail-Trail

Update on Review From Jaffrey to Gardner

December, 2016 by lounh_adelphia1


I just read some of the reviews from wimpy riders. The "transition"in Winchendon from fading trail to "bushwacking" unfortunately is still true although there is a clear path to the right that one should take before the factory detritus. I have never seen drug deals, drug paraphenalia or homeless people there although I have disturbed some real turkeys.
Take a left and follow the road to the end. If you look to the left you'll see (and can follow) the original rail trail to a paved road. From there just cut across Main to the YMCA and follow the paved portion again along Whitney Pond.
Cross Glenallen Street and this trail is now paved. (Complete with parking lot and lane markings). Follow this to the end then turn right onto North Ashburnham Road, then right onto Spring St (Rt 12) Take first left onto Old Gardner Road. Pick up paved Rail Trail again to Rt. 140. (Parking lot included.)This is the official end HOWEVER if you continue across the street you can still follow the original roadbed again. Not paved but quite negotiable.We get off on Park Street and street ride to Gardner Ale house.

Cotton Valley Rail-Trail

New section

December, 2016 by equinox43

Earlier today I was at the Cotton Valley end of the trail and found that a new, 2 mile, section of the trail had been completed. The new section runs towards Wakefield, NH and ends shortly after the S4 mile marker stone.

It's pretty nice. Most of this section is between the rails.

Nashua Canal Trail (Mine Falls Park)

Great for decompressing at the end of the day.

December, 2016 by pcushion141

we love it does not really say enough.

Salem Bike-Ped Corridor

new paved rail trail extended thru Salem

November, 2016 by jnich8888

We came to the southern end of the Windham rail trail and to our delight found the Salem Ped Rail Trail was freshly paved and had opened on Oct 21, 2016. So we were able to bike about another 2 miles south. Beyond this, the trail is unpaved and we chose not to go further. This makes the paved portion trail about a total 8.3 miles, running from Derry NH trail head thru part of Salem. We have enjoyed biking the Derry Rail Trail which connects to the Whindham Rail Trail for several years, and now look forward to the possibility someday that you could bike all the way to Lawrence Massachusetts.

Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail (Portsmouth Branch)

Splendid ride through foliage backcountry

October, 2016 by tate67

Although a bit longer than expected at 27 miles from Massabesic Lake to Newfields, I didn't mind as most of this trail was secluded, scenic, sparsely populated and draped with fall color this past Monday. I'd suggest a mountain bike as I had, finishing up in three hours, but definitely worth contending with a less rugged bike just to be out there.

Dover Community Trail

Very nice town trail

October, 2016 by a.lauten

Today (Sunday) my companion and I parked at the Watson Rd. end and walked to just past Whittier St. For most of the stretch we felt as though we were walking in the woods. Last night ended three days of rain that totaled three inches. Nevertheless, the trail was entirely passable. Occasionally we had to walk around a small puddle, but, overall, mud was not a problem. The trail was hardback with some gravel sections. The amazingly few people we met were walking or on bicycles. Even parents with a toddler and dog were all walking just fine. No tree roots or rocks. Bicycles would need to have wider than road bike tires with good treads. I wouldn't recommend this part of the trail for wheelchairs. All in all a most enjoyable afternoon.

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