Explore the most popular trails in Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Wasn’t expecting a built wood trail but helps to preserve the refuge. Pretty pond with mallards and geese in the pond.

Short, easy hike with so much to see Turkey, turtle, hawk, ducks, geese, heron

Love the wood walkway. Good for kids.

Cute nature walk. Bay views. Interesting trees.

Easy. Nice views of Great Bay.

hiking
3 months ago

Why on earth is a well behaved dog on a leash not allowed to join you on that trail :-(

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

Depending on your athleticism, age, and any disabilities, this is a Moderat trail. There are inclined, declines, and some room across the trail. There were some of the parts that I was able to walk around. It was a perfect Birdsong detox after a 4 Hour Dr. to Portsmouth. There is an easy trail to the left of the welcome center. That is raised and disabled accessible.

muddy
6 months ago

Decent trails though very wet after winter. Many areas should not be opened yet. However, great walk overall. I would say this is an easy set of trails, not moderate.

pretty half mile hike on the boardwalk with great views! no dogs tho :/

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

A bit muddy but a beautiful day. Saw young eagle , beaver, many turtles sunning.

hiking
8 months ago

More a walk than a hike, good views of bay. Ok

Nice trail

it's a nice hike with a look out.

walking
Tue Oct 23 2018

Quick trail to walk. Nice waterview at the pond.

walking
Tue Oct 23 2018

This was a nice trail to walk. The waterview was pleasant. Spotted a couple toms and a doe. Unfortunately picked up multiple ticks also so do a thorough tick check when your done.

No dogs ... whyyyy

Sat Jul 07 2018

This is a great spot for a quick walk in the woods.

One of my favorite trails. Easy, quick & beautiful views!

nature trips
Thu Jun 07 2018

I love the boardwalk loop! It’s quiet and peaceful. You can hear bird song and get a view of Peverly Pond.

nature trips
Thu Jun 07 2018

A beautiful spot to see Great Bay, wildlife, and get out into nature close to busy Portsmouth

Great place for a hike! Took about 45 minutes and half way through the trail it opens to a great view of the water

walking
Wed May 23 2018

Easy stroll across from the 1.9 mile GBWR trail; same parking lot. The entire trail is on a foot bridge which is neat.

Wed May 23 2018

Easy stroll through the woods with a spot allowing a delightful view of Great Bay. No beach access.

walking
Thu May 03 2018

Baby red squirrels are running all over the place. I counted ten, along with six adults. Only saw four grays (that's for both sides of the refuge) and of course chipmunks are everywhere. Also saw a Barred Owl along the North side of the "boardwalk" as it was maybe considering those chattering, baby red squirrels as an afternoon snack. I've attached a few photos.

walking
Tue Apr 24 2018

Nice easy hike. Clear wide trail. Well marked, ample parking. Pretty enough. No water (legal) access.

hiking
Sun Jul 16 2017

I was stationed here in the 80s and its always kept its beauty. A wonderful trail that affords very rare photos if you sit still for a few minutes and let the tide of nature rise back up all around you. Also the perfect skill level for grandkids.

walking
Sun Jul 16 2017

Nice little loop before or after the longer loop nearby.

walking
Sun Jul 16 2017

Decent walk, 3 wild turkeys and one major bug bite. Views quite obstructed.

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