Fisherville Rd Rail Trail, Concord NH


• 4-star trail
• 2.5 miles each way
• Medium difficulty | Elevation gain nominal
• Merrimack Region | Concord NH
• Driving Directions: Trailhead


Gliding through the wooded trail.

Presently the Easternmost segment to be developed on the proposed Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail, the two-and-a-half mile segment between Fisherville Road and the Contoocook River offers a hardpack trail through woodland north of Concord.

Beginning at a well-appointed trailhead with parking and a cycle fixit station, the new wide, gravel paved surface makes walking or riding the first mile a breeze. Beyond this the trail narrows and continues on a natural hardpack surface all the way to Carter Hill Road to the West, with a few small rocks towards the end.

This trail offers forest views almost exclusively, though we'd recommend continuing North on Carter Hill Road just a short distance to reach the Contoocook River. Here we checked out the canoe rental store on the banks of the river and also explored an overgrown section of mostly inaccessible railbed on the O'Reilly Fleetham Trail which features an excellent riverside trail. From here, the abutments of the old railroad bridge spanning the river are clearly visible.

Trailspotting has a guide to all publicly accessible sections of the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail project linked at the bottom of this page.

Trail Conditions:
Mostly natural hardpack surface with little mud. Finished hardpack gravel surface for the most Eastbound 0.8 mile section. No elevation changes.



East end trailhead and fixit station by Fisherville Road.


Most of the trail is a natural hardpack surface.


River views from nearby O'Reilly-Fleetham Trail.

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Hardpack, Historic.

Phone Navigation:
• Fisherville-Carter Rd | 4★ | 2.5 mi each way | GPX | AllTrails

Tangents:
• External Links: AllTrails Public
• Trailspotting NH: Guide to the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail
• Trailspotting NH: Railtrail Map | Railtrail Articles
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This trail is part of the Concord Lake Sunapee Rail Trail (CLSRT) project to link Concord and Lake Sunapee with a rail trail. See the CLSRT website to find out how you can help. Trailspotting's CLSRT articles are located here.

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