Cotton Valley Rail-Trail is a 11.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Wolfeboro, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

rails trails

wildlife

This is an awesome trail to walk or bike on. It has beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Wentworth as well as many wooded miles. The Path is well maintained.

1 month ago

This is an amazing trail, and some of the prettiest fall views are between Wakefield and Fernald Station. ( about 8 Miles). I’ve frequently walked the trail from Fernald to Wolfeboro- it’s quick and easy w beautiful views. But now I’m in love with the other end!!! Beautiful for fall!

road biking
2 months ago

This trail now goes all the way from Wolfeboro to Sanbornville and is beautiful. 12 miles long. Rail crossings can grab your bike tire if not careful.

2 months ago

perfect for a morning run or walk. 4 miles round-trip if start in Wolfeboro and go up to Albee Beach.

2 months ago

Pretty

3 months ago

Lake, Mountain View’s, beach, river, historic mill and railroad features with placards showing historic pics. The trailhead and public bathrooms are right in Wolfeboro town. Stop there for lunch after. Wow

mountain biking
3 months ago

My wife and I enjoyed the views along this trail. it is beautifully maintained. However the trail has been expanded and now covers the distance from Wolfeboro, NH to Wakefield, NH; a distance of 12 miles. We started at the trailhead at the old historic Depot in Wolfsboro which also houses the Chamber of Commerce. There is plenty of parking at this location. Our only caution is to use extreme care when crossing the rails with the bikes as the bike tires slide easily making a large potential for injuries. Have fun it is a gorgeous ride.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike...great look at the lakes

4 months ago

Awesome trail for all ages and abilities. Great views as well, but not really a hike more of a walk.

trail running
8 months ago

Great on running snowshoes too.

walking
9 months ago

Follows the old Sanbornville to Wolfeboro scenic railroad track. 12 miles one way.
Time it n time for lunch at Lino’s in Sanbornville.

10 months ago

Trail completed from downtown Wolfeboro to Wakefield as of 9/30/2017. 12 miles in one direction.

mountain biking
Monday, October 23, 2017

What a great trail! So beautiful!

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nice trail though can be a bit too much traffic for bikes.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Nice path and Wolfeboro is a fun town to start from. The path is a little crowded with pedestrians and a little narrow, so you need to be careful.

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Nice walk on dirt / gravel path along the lake and old railroad tracks. Great for biking or walking and offers very scenic views.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Great family trail, especially those with a pup! Just go with accurate expectations. This is less of a hike and more of a walk, but plenty to see and more to do downtown Wolfeboro either before or after your jaunt. Or, pack a picnic and spend some time at Albee beach along the way!

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Well maintained with fabulous views - a little heavy with foot and other bike traffic, but early in am is best

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Super fun and scenic on bikes!

mountain biking
Monday, September 15, 2014

If you're looking for a hard packed well groomed trail? This is the one to do. Its a rails to trails setup. There are several awesome scenes and the trail is laid with gravel for easy riding. Great trails for families or novice riders.

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mountain biking
Monday, October 16, 2017

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

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