Rockingham Recreational Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Rockingham Recreational Trail is a 25.3 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

25.3 miles
823 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly



fly fishing


mountain biking

off road driving

rails trails


trail running


cross country skiing

horseback riding






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.

mountain biking
29 days ago

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mountain biking
2 months ago

Spell check changed Massabesic to massages if

mountain biking
2 months ago

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.

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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.

Sunday, May 25, 2014