Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail is a 27.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Auburn, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
27.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

From Massabesic Lake to Great Bay, this trail offers pretty ponds, beautiful bridges and a shady ride in the New Hampshire forests. Due to its proximity to Manchester and the Manchester airport, this trail is one of most accessible of the wonderful New Hampshire Rail Trails. If you are flying to New Hampshire, you may very well fly into Manchester. This trail is popular year-round with biking, hiking, and running in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. Rockingham Recreation Trail is also one of the most dog-friendly trails there is... year round. You see, in the winter, in addition to hosting nordic skiers and snowmobilers, it also is home to mushers, also known as dog sledders. In the summer, a combination of shade-filled forests and sea breezes help to make it one of the cooler trails around. In the fall, the colorful foliage can't be beat. With something to see and do the entire length of the trail, you and your family will probably visit this trail again and again.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great local trail with easy access, convenient parking and polite riders.

3 months ago

Best running trail around, footing is good trails are easy and the views are great! Start anywhere and go out and back. Or get dropped off and picked up when going point to point.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

awesome

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Massages if to Chester Turnpike - going farther each trip. Some section surfaces a rocky for my hybrid bike tires. So spending much time with my eyes down on the road.

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New to mountain biking, but a friend showed me around. Pretty easy main trail, unpaved. Lots of options for fire roads and single tracks all over. Always a fun ride though! Lots of nice people on the trail with dogs, kids, etc...

walking
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Easily accessible and ample parking at the trail head. Really great established trail for extended walks or bike rides. Can be buggy in the warmer months so be sure to pack bug spray.

nature trips
Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Lots of fun, and lots of little paths to the water!

walking
Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ticks are crazy towards the end of the season! becareful when bringing dogs!

mountain biking
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The trail is a smooth nice trail. The only upsets are the the deer flys they were thick and bug spray didn't help. My major concern was when I got to the town of Raymond it was so trashy, the buildings you pass while on the trail were sprayed painted and the trash was mostly beer cans. I almost felt like it was a seen out of the movie Boys In The Hood. Defiantly should be like this in the beautiful State of New Hampshire. What a disgrace the town of Raymond should take more pride.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Awesome guide Kevin.

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horseback riding
Sunday, December 03, 2017

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mountain biking
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

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