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Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is a 19.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Littleton, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 19.1 miles Elevation Gain: 643 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

walking

bike touring

running

forest

lake

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

snow

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.

mountain biking
1 day ago

biked the trail today. conditions were good. it is open to off road vehicles as well so be aware of this. it gets dusty so next time I ride it I may wear a bandana over my mouth

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail to walk with the dogs! Well maintained and lightly trafficked, I will definitely be finding myself walking this trail more.

hiking
2 months ago

Third time hiking the trail. Compared to Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the surface is much rougher due to ATV traffic. Bike riding would be rough with 1 1/2” blasted stone ballast in most spots. Seems as though some gravel has been added in some areas. Best if left to ATV’s.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Rode my cyclocross bike from Littleton about ten miles to the town of Lisbon and back for a total of twenty miles. It was flat and hard packed all the way with a few spots that had some larger gravel ballast. There are great views along the river. I did it on a prime foliage viewing Sunday in October. The trail was very quiet. There were a few quads, a couple of hikers and two other people on bikes.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy stroll on snowmobile path with some river views

hiking
Thu Aug 30 2018

I walked 2.5 mil out and then back. I am not sure where the 'modern covered bridge' was as when I hit the 'directions' tab on the AllTrails APP it took me to the snow mobile parking lot (which is where the trail starts). A bit disappointed there were not more 'river views'. Tons of milkweed in various stages with lots of monarch caterpillars on them. One bird. Two ATV's. Quiet.

Sat Jun 23 2018

Great surface (cinder and ballast) for a mountain bike, easy riding. Only saw two groups of ATVs on a weekday, two other cyclists. Not as scenic or rural as I expected, but still a great ride overall. We’ll be back to complete the ride.

mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
9 months ago

ohv/off road driving
9 months ago

recorded Ammonoosuc Rail Trail

hiking
Sat May 25 2019

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Sun Sep 16 2018

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Tue Aug 21 2018

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Wed Sep 13 2017