Merrimack Valley NH Biking Trails
Concord Nashua NH Biking – Bike Trails – Mountain Biking
The New Hampshire Merrimack Valley is the most populated region in the state however this area provides some very quiet and scenic biking locations. Massabesic Lake and Bear Brook State Forest combine to offer miles of rural bike trails and paths. s a wonderful place for a biking trip. The varied terrain and beautiful scenery provide the perfect setting. The Recreational Rail Trails in this region are a good choice for easy biking paths. Whether a leisurely ride by a lake or something more adventurous is your style it can be found in New Hampshire. Read our article on biking safety. Traveling with a bike? Be sure to put your bike on a bike rack the correct way. Have a safe bicycling adventure. Ask us about NH Bike Trials or share biking comments.
New Hampshire Merrimack Valley Biking
Dunbarton, Route 13
The “Hop-Ev” recreation area is over 8,000 acres and offers advanced intermediate to expert terrain with nearly 20 miles of trails. As a reminder, be prepared for other trail users, this is a multi-use system and is open to ATV’s, trailbikes, hikers, and equestrians, too.
Bear Brook State Forest
Allenstown; Rte 28
10,000 acre Park,
Length: 10.1 miles
A multitude of trails crisscrosses the 10,000 acre park. Bear Brook offers a varied level of challenges for the mountain biker.
Sewalls Falls Rd. connects to Fisherville Rd. and Mountain Rd. in Concord. The trails are on either side of the road immediately on the west side of the Merrimack River. Sewall’s Falls areas are easy enough for the whole family.
Length: 3 to 6 miles
Fremont Rockingham Recreational Trail
Derry trailhead, go south on SR28 for 1.5 miles. At Windham Depot Road, turn right heading west and follow signs. The trailhead for Fremont is on SR107
Length: 18 miles multiuse
22.5 miles, Fremont to Windham Depot. In use, surfaced with a mix of original ballast and earth.
117 Ridge Farm
Ph# (603) 465-7787
Length: 35 miles of trails are located throughout the 2,000-acre nature preserve.
Lake Massabesic – Manchester Water Works Trails
Take Highway 101 East to Exit 1. You will find yourself at a traffic circle, go halfway around and exit on Route 28, the park will be a few hundred feet further on your left.
Length: 14 miles
Always a popular riding spot because it is so close to Manchester. Not too many steep hills or serious terrain. If you are spending the day be sure to travel over to nearby Tower Hill or even bear Brook State Park. This is the location of the annual “Watershed Wahoo” MTB race.
Sunset Ridge Loop
From Rt. 101 take exit 1, north on Rt.28 by-pass, left onto Wellington Rd. after 2 miles turn left onto Eastern Ave. and then left onto Old Wellington Rd, then right onto Karatzas, follow to the end of pavement. Trailhead is the left.
Length: 2 – 3miles
(Intermediate single and double tracks)
The gravel fire road drops down the hill about 100 yards before you get to ledges or a single track. Trails mostly loop back to the area that you started from. Some ledge riding with fun jumps alongside 101. A good downhill run that twists and turns down through a grove of Oak trees and boulders with one 5 foot drop, that can be circumvented if you’re not up to it. Once down on the flat, cross the brook into some old growth white pine for a fast loop. You can also exit the trail here into the Governor’s Hill Housing development. Work your way back up the hill and stay to your right there are a couple more trails that follow old field berms with lots of dips and mounds in the trail
Back River Road
Take Route 3 South to exit 12. Once you exit, turn left at the light and then take your first right onto Back River Road. Proceed for .5 mile down Back River Road, the trail starts just after the first building on the right.
Length: 5 miles
(Advanced- Trails are rugged)
Mine Falls Park
Take exit 5 A, off Everett Turnpike, follow the loop around, toward Simon St., take Whipple St. – Or you can go 111 West through Nashua, go past Main St. and before you get on the Everett Turnpike, take Simon St. on right to Whipple St.
Soccer Fields – 7 to 8 professional fields
325 Acre park, nice hiking & walking along Merrimack River.
Length: 20 miles of multiuse trails.
Partially Paved – Great ride with kids.
Northwood Meadows State Park
Off of NH Rte 4
Length: 5.5 miles
Ph# (603) 436-1552
This park is really excellent for the beginner and for family riding. There are trails around Meadow Lake and farther afield.
Pawtuckaway State Park
Rte 156 & Mountain Rd.
5600 acre park
Length: 15 miles
Ph# (603) 895-3031
This park has over 5,600 acres to explore and all levels of riding terrain are offered.
Clough State Park
Trailhead parking at Everett Lake is 5 miles east of Weare on Everett-Mansion Road
Length: 6.6 miles out & back route.
Recreational Rail Trails
Manchester/Lawrence Recreational Trail
Rockingham Recreational Trail, Fremont Branch
(Route 107 Fremont-Route 28 Derry)
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