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Dover Community Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dover, New Hampshire that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 285 ft Route type Out & Back
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Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.

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Recordings (114)
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Danielle Epstein
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Lisa McManus
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Sarah Hart
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Hiking

It was a good walk - muddy in places but not bad. The leaves were beautiful, and the day was awesome. Not too crowded. Unfortunately, there is construction at the bridge near 4th St so we were stopped prematurely from completing our walk. We parked on Whittier street and were lucky; more parking would be awesome.

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Darth N
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jerrod lassor
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WalkingGreat!

from the bay inlet behind Sawyer Mills to Covered Bridge Lane, this will be an 8mi. trail! you can cut out and have a short trek at so many junctions.

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Andrew Holbach
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Hiking

It was good at the river, but the map didn’t stay on trail. I went on a few main streets to get to other parts of trail, not my favorite but some pretty spots.

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Toshia Devaney
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Keirsten Balukas
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Hiking

Wish there were less dog poo. Somehow we all stepped in some this time? Nice local walk otherwise.

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Keirsten Balukas
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Hiking

A lot of graffiti and some of the trail at the far end is kind of unkempt/uneven terrain. However, all in all a pretty decent evening walk when parking at the train station and doing the end half. Will have to try the beginning portion before I give a full five stars :)

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Janet Richards
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Kelly-Ann Baker
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Walking

Nice trail system especially the trails from 4th St over to Watson Rd. Downtown portion has some sketchy areas that are still nice however I'm not comfortable walking alone. Needs better signage and maintenance. Overall good that could be great with a bit of polish.

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Caitlin Saras
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Debby Hutchings-Boyle
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WalkingGreat!

Good easy trail. Dogs on leash. Not 8mi and you can easily get off or on the trail via several spots along the way.

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Tranquil Treks
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Walking

The main trail is a little bland, but there are plenty of side trails with great views of the river and a few small waterfalls.

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Sarah Wrightsman
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Running

Back when we ran and lived in Dover, we used to run the Dover community trail quite often! The trail is great and has some surprisingly beautiful spots, especially on the bridge near the train station parking lot. The only downside is if you trek down to the water just after the bridge (there is a trail down), things get a little sketchy. There is a lot of trash and other evidence that folks may be living there.

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Kali D
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Hiking

Great walk through the city of Dover NH. You can start in many different areas of the trail. From the train parking lot, to find the rest of the trail, you must walk on the road for a bout 1/2 mile and turn left on fourth street. Right after the driveway of the energy company with the penguin/puffin on the sign, before the small bridge, there’s a small entrance to the trail. Walk that for a ways. Once you hit the road again, look across the street to the right, there’s a little sign reading Dover community trail. Read these directions backwards if you parked on the Watson rd entrance. Good luck have fun! And keep an eye on this app’s map to guide you through to the end!

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Denielle Dawson
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Hiking

Good trail I’m not from the area was hard to find the trail. My Kids kids loved it. Not an 8 mile walk. It was fun to get ice cream

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Angela Haynes
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Hiking

I really like this trail but feel it is not well marked, especially since you have to walk through parts of downtown Dover to access the second part.

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Ariel Switser
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Great trail. Easy walk, plenty of space to walk past others. Good terrain. A little buggy in the beginning/the end. Not 8 miles but I would say 4 or 5 miles.

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Elizabeth Woodbury
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Hiking

Nice walk. Don’t forget to tick check.

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Sandra Wentworth
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Running

love to run this trail

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Devon Harris
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Hiking

Not 8 miles, more around 5 but still a gorgeous trail with amazing views along the cocheco river

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Caroline Kanaskie
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Walking

Very easy to lose the trail if you have not used it before. After a heavy rain, the field portion between Sixth Street and Whittier floods. I really appreciate having a forested trail like this within walking distance of my apartment!

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Andy Rodriguez
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Kristen Vogelaar
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This is nice enough for super local walking with sticks underfoot part of the way, during the pandemic stay-at-home order. It cuts right through town, so it can be picked up in a number of places, really, but the trailhead is off of Fisher Street. Follows the Cocheco River, which is nice enough, albeit brownish water. At one point you have to cut through town at the train station, but if you pick up Fourth Street headed out of town, the trail goes down an embankment right near an overpass bridge, and follows the river. The trail appears to dead-end in a field at a road, but if you cross that road and continue to walk down Whittier Falls Way, that will connect you to the rest of this route, which is actually the Dover Rail Trail, and is more woodsy than the Dover Community Trail.

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Arul Mahadevan
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Hiking

Great trail along the Cocheco River.

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Sean Michael McLaughlin
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Hiking

Strange.... Goes through people's yards, ends in a big field... Does not loop around to the trailhead.

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Cayce McCall
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Hiking

This is a very easy trail

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Natalie Holiday
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