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

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Not well marked when you first get on the trail. You eventually find the trail though and it’s a pleasant walk.

walking
4 months ago

Ok trail. Not a great experience because of abundance of attacking deer flies and mosquitoes the entire trek. More than half the “trail” is on a paved road community, but this was known going in. Not well marked and went way off track. Should’ve had my gps going. Ended up on main road (busy auto traffic) and backtracked about 1/2 mile. This time of year here in New England it’s known when it’s hot and humid there will be annoying biting insects. Would not go back here in the middle of summer. Early spring or fall would be a better non-bug experience. Nice forested area along river.

trail running
4 months ago

beautiful trail! nice that there are tons of turn offs so you can customize any length you want to be out there, but like everyone has said ~ keep your map app open! there are lots of constructed walkways over the wet parts, which are always fun and good frog spotting :) I only saw 3 people in 6.5 miles on a weekday, nice and secluded!

Good for exercise, not the most challenging trail riding, rocks and roots on trails that are a bit wider than single track, mostly just a really bumpy ride

Always fun to get on the bike though

Absolutely awesome for mountain biking. It's definitely not for the novice and I would classify it tougher than moderate.

nice trail put very easy to get lost

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Thank goodness for the trail map. Got off trail 5 times. Pay close attention to the trail markings or you’ll get off track.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

awesome trail, ended up at the power lines.definately do it again

hiking
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nice trail though poorly marked in spots. Useful to run the AllTrails app to keep track of position and make sure you take the right turns (there are quite a few). Fairly flat with a few moderate short uphills and a few large rocks to climb over or around. Some simple plank bridges over wet areas. Medium sized parking lot off 85 just north of 101 marked with wooden Oakland Forest sign. I would call this more of a loop trail than an out and back since there are a couple options for doing various distance loops depending on which turns you take. I did a 5.5 mile loop basically following the AllTrails map with a few shortcuts. Great for hiking, mountain biking and dog walking.

hiking
Friday, September 22, 2017

Nice place to hike with the dogs. Lots of area to hike. Our short hike ended up a 3 hour mission to find our way out. The trails are not marked very well! No matter what trail your on it always says red and when you reach a split off the red trails go in 4 different directions. I would go again but next time be prepared to be in there for awhile. They need to mark the trails better.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Great trail to get out on in the morning, gets noisy from the highway but overall great trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Easy hike, but trail was not marked. There were a few places where we didn't know which path to take for the loop.

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

This was a bit rough. Lots of turn offs if you aren't using a map app. Web map claims 5 miles which my wife and I didn't believe for a minute. Not a very scenic trail but it's a good workout

trail running
Monday, May 08, 2017

good for trail running - easy to get lost

trail running
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Would be 5 if trail was better marked. Keep phone on you

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nice, well marked trail.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Never found the loop or waterfall. Followed the river until we ended at private property.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Lots of great trails. Well marked and maintained. Will go back and try some different trails.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Ton of tree roots, hard to ride and very poorly marked. A couple of times I wasn't sure where to go and it became annoying. Won't do it again

on Green Loop Trail

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

I posted my cat photo accidentally instead of a photo of the hike? can it be deleted

on Green Loop Trail

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

I enjoyed this trail. The trails were well maintained and trees properly marked, although I still had to download this app to find my way out. Great workout. There were not many people while we were there, lot's of wildlife and will definitely put it on the list of trails each month.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

very hard to follow ended up on private property. ...what did we do wrong?

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

The trail is very well maintained but the trails are not all marked and have some confusing intersections. I suggest downloading the map and using GPS.

We did the red loop without the added extension under the highway. The trail was rather uneventful until we saw a beaver in one of the bog areas. I wouldn't travel a long way to do this trail but if you live nearby and are looking to simply have a walk in the woods then this is a good trail for you.

Good trail. Easy to get lost. Walked steadily for 3 straight hours, total 8 miles. Alittle much for this 58 year old. Especially since it was my first hike!!

Nice trail, not too difficult. Did find trail a little hard to follow, we ended up traveling a few different colored trails. Nice 3 mile loop with the dog.

hiking
Friday, April 29, 2016

I like this trail because it is slightly more difficult than a lot of the trails you find in the seacoast. Dog friendly. Well established and blazed trails, although there is no signage. Maps can be printed on the Exeter town page.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Great trails. Town is in the middle of reforestation project, so it's interesting when you venture in. I wonder how it all works. Saw only 2 people on trail today. It was peaceful.

walking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Very nice trails. Need to go back with a mountain bike.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

My First time here. Took my 2 German Shepherds with me. They enjoy it

hiking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

It is an easy 6mile hike with marked trails, decent view and elevation. We did not want anything more than 3 miles. Once we hit our goal we headed back on the same red trail.

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