Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Claremont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail if you start by a trail head. Very little litter and some police presence. Many parts become softer sand and a few of the people using off road equipment are respectful. I have recently been using the Northern Rail Trail due to them not allowing off-road vehicles. Last time I used this trail dirt bikers thought it was fun to do wheelies and kick up dust everywhere.

on Sugar River Trail

10 months ago

great trail. loved that there different trail heads. made it easier to walk the whole trail. it took a few times but we did it in sections . great to see that there a place to go at the one end. I mean, eats off the trail. we didn't check that part out. I would hope there a dinner or something to go to.

11 months ago

Gravel road is steep! But very rewarding at the top. Follow trail behind 1st tower, it's a hidden clear view!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

As someone else said this is not an easy hike, more like moderate. I think I missed something or maybe it was the time of year (late summer) I went but I didn't find much of a view. Which was quite disappointing as you can tell you are quite high up. I think the second tower had the best view. The third tower seems to technically be the top of the mountain but I didn't find a view. I suspect the view is better in the winter when there are no leaves blocking the view.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

was much better years ago before they cut down all the trees. I liked the forest look and feel much better. more of a nature walk.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

nice for kids watch out for mud dweeling wasps on the trail not foot for low to the ground dogs but the main road is great.

Monday, August 07, 2017

nice trsils. others walking friendly. not all dogs were on leashes.
loved the view of Mt auscany from the pavilion . Beautiful day for us. spotted a bald eagle flying around.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Good for kids and pets on leash. Nice local walking area

Sunday, March 05, 2017

This is an easy, quick family friendly hike. If you follow the snowmobile trail around the the left of the mountain and then stay to the inside it will lead you to the top where a flag pole sits. You can cut across and make it up as long as you go in that inward direction. I did this with my two young children who didn't have any problems with it. If you're looking for a little bit more of a challenge go straight up.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Nice moderate snowshoe hike on an ATV trail. Recommend going past the first large cell tower with gated area to the left, then curving to the right and up to the second tower. Highly recommend that you go to the second tower to take in the magnificent views.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Relatively easy hike, only took about twenty minutes to get to top from where we parked, but the view at the top was beautiful. Our dog also enjoyed it!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Great view from the top!

mountain biking
Monday, September 05, 2016

We rarely have time to ride the tandem my husband built, and from some reviews about sandy soil, we were not sure. BUT it was great, a perfect Sunday late summer day with sunshine & no humidity. Started in Claremont; glad we did as trip back from Newport was slightly "downhill". ATV users were courteous & friendly as were dog walkers. Would like to snowshoe this scenic river trail if we have snow this winter. Good maintenance of entire trail. Thanks!

Monday, August 08, 2016

Pretty good hike. Not long enough, barely got my heart rate up.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Definitely used more for ATV's and biking. We live alongside the beginning of the trail in Newport. It is 10 miles from the start of the Newport Rec to just before Home Depot in Claremont. You won't get a big swear hiking it but snowshoeing, biking or running will do the trick!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I'm not sure who rates these things but this hike is not "easy". I've hiked a lot in the White Mountains and Acadia National Park and done some very difficult hikes which this doesn't necessarily compare to but to say that it is easy is deceiving. It is basically all up hill which is fine. It's primarily used as an ATV trail. The downside is that at the top there is some loose footing due to oversized rocks that were laid down. I was concerned I would twist an ankle. My daughter hiked it all on her own though so it wasn't too bad. Nice view at the top if you go around the back side of the tower.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Excellent short, in town hike with gorgeous views! Plan ahead and hike it to watch the July 4 fireworks

Friday, July 24, 2015

the MTV trails are gnarly, several miles of single track and also a jump path with lots of switchbacks

Sunday, December 21, 2014

This is really great for snowshoeing; walk the logging path to just before the first tower, bear left on to the spur trail which will take you along the ridge to two other towers and some kind of marginal views, but the terrain is fun.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I have tracked and recorded the official route and will be marking it in blue blazes after the next big snowfall. utilizes part of the snowmobile trail so watch your back on the weekends.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

For details or to volunteer send email to ruffin.san@gmail.com

trail running
Monday, September 15, 2014

long auto road to a vista type area with a marginal view, however there are several woods trails to the right of the auto road but there is not much to see as they have been select cutting many trees. it's a good place to break a sweat if you're a runner.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

this is a great public place to take your kids for small hikes skiing or snowboarding and during January to March they have a tubing area for kids as well. despite volunteer staffing the facility is in very good order in the trails are very well maintained. the summit features a flagpole and very rocky area to sit in take in views. some of the trails tie into the local snowmobiling trail system.

nature trips
Friday, August 29, 2014

This branch of the Sugar runs along the famous and historical Blue Mountain Forest Hunting Preserve, known by locals as Corbin Park. Very scenic area with a rich history.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Easy to moderate depending on how active you are but not very demanding overall. Offers great views of Mount Sunapee and Mount Ascutney if you continue past the.first tower. The trail itself is a ATV path used by service technicians working on the cell phone towers. Just drive to the end of Cat Hole Road and park in the dirt turn around leaving the driveway to the left unblocked. The trail is on the right past the gate.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Easy nature walking trail

4 days ago

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