Best Trails NH: Seacoast Region

• Day hikes & Rail trails
• 1.0 to 28 mile trails
• Easy & Medium difficulties
• New Hampshire | Seacoast Region
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Tryptich of an anchor, steam locomotive, and a summer trail with wildflowers.

New Hampshire's coastline is only thirteen miles long, but the Seacoast region still has plenty going for it. Here are what we think are the best trails of the region, summarized below with links to our trail reviews featuring photography and route maps that you can use on your phone for easy navigation. Did we miss your favorite trail? Let us know and we'll make sure to check it out.

Hiking Trails
Panoramic New Hampshire from Stratham Hill Fire Tower. Stratham Hill Park 4★
Stratham, NH
1.0-4.8 miles, Easy, Gain 50-450 feet | Fire tower hilltop views and great woodland trails.

An anchor on the grassy shores. Little Harbor Loop 3★
Portsmouth, NH
1.9 miles, Easy, Gain 140 feet | Shoreline hiking combined with a narrow forest trail that's a stone's throw away for Portsmouth residents.

Rail Trails
Tall wildflowers border a narrow bike trail Seacoast Greenway Rail Trail 4★
Portsmouth-Seabrook, NH
11.6 miles, Medium | Your last chance to experience this route as an undeveloped trail before it's constructed into a new formal rail trail.
Historic railroad engine at the former Raymond Station Rockingham Rail Trail, Portsmouth Branch 4★
Manchester-Rockingham, NH
28 miles, Easy | As popular as it is long, this predominanty smooth and level hardpack trail covered lots of varied ground.
Cycling through the Silver Street tunnel in Dover, NH Dover Community Rail Trail 4★
Dover, NH
4.2 miles, Easy | This trail has a smit personality, including a 1-mile paved urban section and a 2.7 mile rugged riverside route.

Trail Map
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