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Lake Massabesic Trail

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Lake Massabesic Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Auburn, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 193 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Love the whole area. Love to hike, bike or paddle on the lake. It has many trials that connect. The view is fantastic

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Great, easy hike, with a lot of beautiful wooded area and the lake at the end is nice as well. Bring bug spray and cover up because the bugs are terrible.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Pretty awesome! We brought our dog along and had lunch at battery point. Really beautiful views from battery point and there’s a nice clearing where you can have a nice picnic. The wooded trail doesn’t have a lot of signs so definitely get a map from the Audubon center. Overall, super easy hike, not many inclines and completely doable in 2 hours with a lunch included!

Very nice trail with nice views at the end of the point. Friendly people all along the way. Plenty of bugs! Lake Massabesic is a very pretty yet very restricted body of water. It is still a mystery to all why swimming is restricted.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of side paths to take.

Nice easy mostly shaded hike. Went to Blueberry Point and Battery Point. Nice water views by the shoreline. Not too buggy. Walked for 2.5hrs including spots we stopped at.

hiking
3 months ago

great hike, easy to do, beautiful views, well shaded

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

very nice walking or hiking trail. Way too rough for biking in my opinion.

walking
bugs
muddy
4 months ago

Easy trial with nice views along the way and at the end.

hiking
4 months ago

Amateur hiker here. Went with wife, son & dog on an early Sunday morning. Not much other foot traffic. Walked briskly and did the loop in a little under 80 minutes. Great view at the top of the loop. Could be good for picnic. Notes: the trail starts at the Audubon building. Plenty of off-Street parking available. Full hike (including the short red trail at the top of the loop) was 3.4 miles.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail took 70 min to finish it. Alot if insects here so got your insect repellent spray.

hiking
bugs
rocky
4 months ago

My best friend and I really liked this trail. The parking was easy and the trail itself was pretty good. We had a little bit of a hard time finding where the trail actually started (go past the building and follow a path). There is also a great place to have a snack or read a book!

hiking
4 months ago

Wonderful trail and Audubon Center. Great trail markings

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Beautiful trail. Nicely shaded, a bit muddy but not too bad. The views of the lake were lovely. It was a bit buggy, but we wore clothes with permetherin in them so it wasn't as bad. There were tons of birds and it was nice to be able to bring my dog, even if he had to be on a easy. It was a quick and easy 4 miles. We will definitely be returning!

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Nice woods trails and bird seeking. Tad muddy

hiking
5 months ago

great place for a Saturday afternoon hike, not much of elevation, Battery Point at the end of hike is scenic.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty trail. Took a few starts and stops to find the trail head. Park at Audubon and then take a left out of the parking lot. trail head is at the end of the street on the left.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Great little family hike. A little muddy in spots as should be expected in April.

Great trail. Well traveled. lots of side trails and wildlife. Very beautiful. Dogs MUST be on leash but not everybody abides by that law. Not all dogs are nice. Use caution.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

6 months ago

good day hike

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

7 months ago

I've walked this trail dozens of times and it's always fun to see new wildlife and flora. trails are well beaten and there is plenty of off trail exploring to do as well.

hiking
8 months ago

It’s super icy and with the weather warmer, lots of slushy spots! The scenery is amazing, great day for a walk

9 months ago

easy, Cold.

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