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Best trails in Portsmouth

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Looking for a great trail near Portsmouth, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 5 great hiking 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 Halibut Point State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Agamenticus Park or Weir Hill Reservation. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Portsmouth ranging from 1.2 to 2 miles and from 32 to 75 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 Portsmouth
Top trails (5)
#1 - Urban Forestry Center Brooks Trail
Urban Forestry Center
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 48 m
#2 - Ferry Way Trail Loop
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 49 m
The hike starts with a stroll past an old secure military area with a sign stating 'Former Weapons Storage Facility'. It then follows an old path down into a lovely broad field and eventually reaches Great Bay. There you will find an observation platform for view the bay. The road is well maintained. It can be slightly muddy after a rain. Please note: Bikes and dogs are not allowed.Show more
#3 - Little Harbor Loop Trail
Little Harbor Trust Fund Land
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 40 m
#4 - Peverly Pond Loop
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
This boardwalk trail, which is fully wheelchair accessible, begins at the southeast corner of the parking lot. After passing through a beautiful forested area, the trail continues to a wildlife observation blind at the edge of Upper Peverly Pond. From there, the trail loops back to the parking lot after meandering by several (seasonally wet) vernal pools.Show more
#5 - Portsmouth Off-Leash Dog Area Loop [CLOSED]
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19.Show more