Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is a 38.4 mile out and back trail located near Littleton, New Hampshire and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
cross country skiing
This mellow trail starts near a modern covered bridge in Littleton & ends near a historic covered bridge in Woodsville. Dogsledding is just one of the many activities allowed on the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail.Yet with a multitude of trail uses, the Ammonoosuc is surprisingly uncrowded and, in spots, even tranquil.With frequent views of the river, trail users are in for a constant feast of sights and sounds. One of the unique and wonderful aspects of this particular trail is that it starts near a modern covered bridge and ends near a historical covered bridge. As with some of the other New Hampshire trails such as the Ashuelot Rail Trail, covered bridges are some of the main attractions on the trail. Of course that's in addition to New England scenery, friendly towns, and a consistently level trail. In addition to the contemporary covered bridge in Littleton and the historical covered bridge in Woodsville, there is also another historical covered bridge, near the trail, in Bath, New Hampshire. Although the trail has a fairly level grade, it can get rough at times with occasional larger chunks of ballast along the way. It is recommended that you take the trail at a leisurely pace. You may even want to explore some of the towns as you journey down the trail and stay overnight at one of the nearby campgrounds or bed & breakfasts. There are accommodations in both Littleton and Woodsville as well as a few places, a ways off the trail, along the route. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and check for availability before you start your trail trip. Make sure to get good directions to any lodging before you depart.