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Map of New Hampshire Rail Trails


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Flat and wide trails criss-cross the state of New Hampshire through woodland, past ponds, along rivers, over historic bridges and between charming small towns. Often separated from road traffic by miles, these routes once carried steam trains but now offer tranquility and a way to see New Hampshire like never before.

Trailspotting's statewide rail trail map above shows where to find a trail near you, and our separate Rail Trail Reviews with photos, downloadable maps, trail conditions, points of interest and parking locations for each trail are here for you to explore. New trails are being added all the time, so follow us to be notified.

Good - Asphalt or hardpack trail conditions
Okay - Occasionally rough surface
Rough - Hiking & mountain/rugged bikes
🏆 - NH Rail Trail Challenge (see below)
🔗 - Trail connects to others (see below)

Rail Trail Route Length Condition Review
Amherst Map 1.9 mi Rough
Ammonoosuc 🏆 Map 19.1 mi Rough
Androscoggin Map 3.4 mi Rough
Ashuelot 🏆 Map 23.0 mi Okay
Belmont Village Spur Map 1.9 mi Okay
Bobby Woodman 🏆🔗 Review 1.7 mi Good 3
Brookline 🏆🔗 Review 4.5 mi Rough 4
Brown's Way Map 2.5 mi Rough
Buffler Memorial Map 0.6 mi Rough
Cheshire North 🏆 Map 23.0 mi Okay
Cheshire South 🏆 Review 20.3 mi Okay 4
Colby Review 0.7 mi Rough 3
Cotton Valley 🏆 Review 12 mi Good 5
Derry 🏆🔗 Review 3.8 mi Good 4
Dover 🏆 Map 4.1 mi Okay
Everett Dam Review 2.0 mi Okay 3
Farmington 🏆 Map 6.6 mi Rough
Fisherville Road 🏆 Review 2.5 mi Okay 4
Fort Hill 🏆 Map 6.9 mi Rough
Franconia Notch Map 8.8 mi Good
Goffstown 🏆🔗 Review 5.6 mi Good 4
Granite Town 🏆🔗 Review 2.9 mi OK 4
Hancock East 🏆 Map 0.5 mi Rough
Hancock West 🏆 Map 1.5 mi Rough
Harrisville Chesham 🏆 Map 0.6 mi Rough
Harrisville Eastview 🏆 Map 1.9 mi Rough
Harrisville Jaquith 🏆 Review 2.8 mi Okay 3
Harrisville Skatutakee 🏆 Map 0.3 mi Rough
Heads Pond 🏆 Map 1.7 mi Okay
Henniker Review 2.3 mi Okay 3
Henniker Line Review 2.1 mi Rough 3
Hillsborough 🏆 Review 7.4 mi Okay 4
Hooksett Riverwalk Map 1.1 mi Good
Lake Winnisquam 🏆🔗 Review 1.8 mi Good 4
Lilac City 🏆 Map 1.3 mi Rough
Londonderry 🏆 Review 4.5 mi Good 4
Mascoma 🏆 Map 2.3 mi Okay
Mason-Greenville 🏆 Review 8.6 mi Okay/Rough 4
Mast Yard Review 1.7 mi Okay 3
Monadnock 🏆 Review 8.9 mi Okay 4
Nashua Heritage 🏆 Map 1.3 mi Good
Nashua River 🏆🔗 Map 1.0 mi Good
New Boston 🏆 Review 4.8 mi Good 4
Northern 🏆 Map 57.4 mi Okay
Peanut Review 1.4 mi Okay 3
Peterborough 🏆🔗 Review 8.5 mi Good 4
Piscataquog 🏆🔗 Review 2.0 mi Good 4
Potanipo 🏆🔗 Review 3.5 mi OK 4
Presidential 🏆 Map 20.3 mi Okay
Profile 🏆 Map 2.1 mi Rough
Rockingham-Fremont 🏆 Map 18.0 mi Rough
Rockingham-Portsmouth 🏆 Map 27.9 mi Okay 4
Roxbury Map 1.9 mi Rough
Salem 🏆🔗 Map 5.0 mi Good 3
Sargeant Station Rd Review 0.9 mi Okay 3
Seacoast Greenway 🔗 Review 11.6 mi Okay 4
South Manchester 🏆 Review 1.6 mi Okay 3
Stevens 🏆 Review 2.2 mi Good 3
Sugar River 🏆🔗 Review 9.3 mi OK 5
Tilly Wheeler Review 0.6 mi Okay 3
Upper Coos 🏆 Map 9.0 mi Rough
Warner 🏆 Review 0.3 mi Good 3
Warner Bagley Field Review 0.7 mi Okay 3
Warren 🏆 Map 10.8 mi Rough
West Hopkinton Review 2.3 mi Rough 3
Windham 🏆🔗 Review 4.1 mi Good 4
Windham Greenway Review 2.6 mi Rough 3
Winnipesaukee River 🏆 Review 4.9 mi Okay 4
Woodsville🏆 Map 3.7 mi Rough
WOW 🏆🔗 Review 2.4 mi Good 4

Connecting Trails:
🔗 Bobby Woodman + Sugar River = 11.5 mi
🔗 Derry + Windham + Salem = 13.0 mi
🔗 Granite + Brookline + Potanipo = 11.3 mi
🔗 Goffstown + Piscataquog = 7.6 mi
🔗 Lake Winnisquam + WOW = 4.2 mi
🔗 Seacoast Greenway South + Old Eastern Marsh (MA) = 5.1 mi
🔗 Nashua River + Massachusetts = 12.2 mi

Tangents:
New Hampshire Rail Trail Challenge - On our list above we identify the trails that are part of the New Hampshire Rail Trails Coalition's Rail Trail Challenge. Complete the full challenge to get a patch and bragging rights.
New Hampshire Rail Trails Book by Charles F Martin is an excellent authority on this subject and goes into more historical details than Trailspotting ever will. The book has recently been given away free with NHRTC membership as shown in the link.
The Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail travels along river valleys and through the White Mountains on rail trails, dirt roads, bike paths and quiet paved roads all the way across the state.

Trailspotting Links:
• Trailspotting: NH Rail Trail Reviews
• Trailspotting: NH Hiking Trail Reviews
• Trailspotting: NH Hiking Trail Map
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