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Best trails in Exeter

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Looking for a great trail near Exeter, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Great Brook Farm State Park or Pawtuckaway State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mine Falls Park or Lake Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Exeter ranging from 1 to 5.5 miles and from 26 to 223 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 Exeter
Top trails (11)
#1 - Hillzilla Trail and Red Loop
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#2 - Henderson-Swasey Town Forest: Red Loop Trail
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest: Red Loop Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Show more
#3 - Henderson-Swasey Green Loop Trail
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
Henderson-Swasey Green Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
#4 - Exeter River Trail
Gilman Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 52 m
Exeter River Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#5 - Henderson-Swasey Red, Green, and Yellow Loop
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Henderson-Swasey Red, Green, and Yellow Loop is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The tShow more
#6 - Phillips Exeter Academy Red Trail
Phillips Exeter Academy Woods Trail Network
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Phillips Exeter Academy Red Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used Show more
#7 - Phillips Exeter Academy Blue Trail
Phillips Exeter Academy Woods Trail Network
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
Phillips Exeter Academy Blue Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#8 - X-Trail
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
X-Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#9 - Henderson-Swasey Town Forest: Yellow Loop
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest: Yellow Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. TheShow more
#10 - Henderson-Swasey Orchard Trail
Henderson-Swasey Town Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 50 m
Henderson-Swasey Orchard Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offeShow more
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