Best trails in Durham

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Looking for a great trail near Durham, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Pawtuckaway State Park or Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Wildcat Falls Conservation Area or Mine Falls Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Durham ranging from 0.7 to 8 miles and from 3 to 121 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Durham
Top trails (11)
#1 - Sweet Trail
Lubberland Creek
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Four miles long from Longmarsh Road in Durham to the Great Bay Estuary in Newmarket, the Sweet Trail leads hikers by a remarkable array of upland forests, freshwater wetlands and tidal salt marsh. TShow more
#2 - Adams Point Trail
Durham, New Hampshire
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Adams Point Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#3 - Adams Point Loop
Adams Point Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 39 m
Adams Point Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#4 - Wagon Hill - Cove and Border Trails
Durham, New Hampshire
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Wagon Hill - Cove and Border Trails is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Durham, New Hampshire and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used frShow more
#5 - College Woods Natural Area Loop
Durham, New Hampshire
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
College Woods Natural Area Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, New Hampshire that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of Show more
#6 - Foss Farm
Durham, New Hampshire
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Foss Farm is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durham, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naturShow more
#7 - Doe Farm and Moat Island Trails
Durham, New Hampshire
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
From the parking lot, a woods road leads past a metal gate, to a clearing that also serves as a log landing during forest management operations. Doe Farm is tucked between Bennett Road to the north anShow more
#8 - Oyster River Trail
Spruce Hole
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Oyster River Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Durham, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.Show more
#9 - Jeff's Hill Trail
Lubberland Creek
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
A short loop off-shooting from the Sweet Trail, Jeff's Hill takes you past the old stone walls and foundations of when this land was a pasture. This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy, aShow more
#10 - Orchard Drive Woods
Durham, New Hampshire
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 44 m
Orchard Drive Woods is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durham, New Hampshire that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
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