Seacoast Science Center and Founder's Monument

MODERATE 26 reviews

Seacoast Science Center and Founder's Monument is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rye, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

4 months ago

We drove all the way from Boston to hike here because it said it was dog friendly. When we arrived we were informed that dogs weren't allowed anywhere in the park. We went to Urban Forestry Center which was nearby and allowed dogs on leashes and had a great time.

backpacking
7 months ago

This place holds so many memories for my family and I. My Father was stationed here in the forties when it was Fort Dearborn. In the seventies, us teens could get inside the "bunkers" and explore sub basements and everything else. Now I return often to backpack and show my grandkids the place.

8 months ago

This beautiful trail combines great views of the ocean, tide pools, rocky shore and glimpses into the history of the area. It's fairly short and although not well marked, it's still easy to find your way around.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Loved the amount of trails that lead to and around the break water. Our loop ended up being about 3.7 miles, and we didn't even see all of the park.

Monday, September 05, 2016

One of the nicest trails in the Seacoast. You can make it as long or as short as you want. Trails in excellent shape this year and wider due to a habitat restoration completed throughout the park this summer.

walking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Nice walk with plenty of off shoots to make it longer or shorter. Great views of the ocean. Plenty of parking. You can stroll all the way to the Seacoast Science Center. Personally I prefer to go prior to the heavy tourist season.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

A nice easy stroll on the coast with pretty views over the water.

Taking a walk to the bunker and looking at the historic elements of the park adds an element of interest to the walk.

https://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/OdiorneTrailMap_web.pdf

snowshoeing
Friday, August 22, 2014

I've been snowshoeing at Odiorne numerous times and plan on going again this winter. The trail is wide and easy to follow, with generally flat grades all the way through. The views of the Atlantic are superb, especially in the winter, when everything is silent (even the ocean) and still. This is a great place to look for snowy owls, which stop in Rye, NH to rest for several weeks in February during their migration north to Canada. They usually perch along the rocks or on trees near the ocean. I myself see them quite often in Odiorne State Park.

hiking
Sunday, September 08, 2013

The views are beautiful. There are many different offshoots that all seem to connect. You can make this a super easy stroll or make it more complicated.

hiking
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Very easy walking trail. Great views of the ocean, some historic signs and structures and a classic New England trail on "Columbus Road" (a trail that leads to the monument of the first settlers of Portsmouth) that reminds me of a scene that includes the Headless Horseman.

mountain biking
Monday, July 09, 2012

Not much to this track. Had a trailer attached so limited some of the trails but some great views. Plenty to ride along coastal 1A though.

hiking
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walking
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

hiking
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walking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

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