Portsmouth, NH Trails and Parks

Portsmouth has 18 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 3 for sea kayaking. These trails range from 0.6 to 5.75 miles in length. The most popular trails are Brooks Trail, Odiorne Point State Park Trail, Pawtuckaway State Park and Boulder Field Trail. Trails.com member Owolgamotpetra K. recently completed Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Pawtuckaway State Park, South Mountain LoopView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Enveloped in a rolling mix of woodlands typical of southeastern New Hampshire, the popular trail to South Mountain passes marshes, brooks, ponds, ...

  • New Castle Island: CircumnavigationView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  Day Trip
    •  5.75 miles
    •  Guide

    New Castle is not only one of New England’s oldest settlements, but also the only town in New Hampshire completely contained on an island. It ...

  • Odiorne Point State ParkView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  40 minutes
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    For a relaxed time alone, with a mate, or with youngsters on single-speed bikes, the smooth, flat terrain offers plenty of enjoyment. The day ...

  • Pawtuckaway State Park, Boulder Field TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Boulder Field hike is perfect for one of those lazy afternoons when you feel like poking around outside, but would just as soon avoid strenuous ...

  • Urban Forestry Center, Brooks TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Enter the 180 acres of the Urban Forestry Center and you swiftly escape the commercial hubbub of metropolitan Portsmouth. Demonstration forest ...

  • Star Island Shore TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.75 miles
    •  Guide

    One of nine islands 9 miles off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a wealth of migratory birds and seabirds, profuse wildflowers, an old-time hotel, ...

  • Odiorne Point State Park TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Odiorne Point State Park’s 135 acres include 2 miles of seashore, the largest undeveloped coastal tract in New Hampshire. Extending from Odiorne ...

  • Hampton Beach and Portsmouth, NHView Trail Details

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    Portsmouth, NH

    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    New Hampshire’s shape is close to triangular, with a bulge near the base taking up little space along the New England coast. This itinerary is ...

  • New Hampshire Striper FishingView Trail Details

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    Portsmouth, NH

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    Gamefish observe no political boundaries and thus are blissfully unaware that the short, 20-mile coastline they forage between Massachusetts ...

  • River and Bridge TrailView Trail Details

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    Portsmouth, NH

    • Walking  
    •  1 hour
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    An urban walk through the gardens of Prescott Park along the busy Piscataqua River, and a walk on Memorial Bridge for a gull’s-eye view of the ...

  • Brooks TrailView Trail Details

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    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A winding passage through roomy forest to the sparkling saltwater marshes of Sagamore Creek. John Elwyn Stone’s estate provides technical guidance ...

  • Portsmouth HarborView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A quiet exploration of the islands and wooded shoreline between Portsmouth, New Castle, and Rye. We have paddled this route countless times—it ...

  • Urban Forestry Center, Brooks TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Walking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A winding passage through roomy forest to the sparkling saltwater marshes of Sagamore Creek. John Elwyn Stone (1922–74) put into action his enthusiasm ...

  • Odiorne Point State Park TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Snowshoeing  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, between Portsmouth and Rye Beach on New Hampshire’s sliver of coastline, is a perfect place to be after fresh ...

  • Great Bay National Wildlife RefugeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Hikers who explored this saltwater shoreline 15 years ago would have found themselves in trouble. Once part of the Pease Air Force Base where ...

  • Great Bay Estuarine ReserveView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Great Bay is a critical natural environment where three freshwater rivers empty into the tidal salt water of a vast inland bay. Located on the ...

  • Little Harbor Loop TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Portsmouth, NH

    •  1.2 miles

    Little Harbor Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 26 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...

  • Isles of Shoals: A Tour of Appledore, Duck, Smuttynose, and Lunging IslandsView Trail Details

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    Portsmouth, NH

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  Day Trip
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Isles of Shoals, 10 miles off the New Hampshire coast, is one of New England’s more ambitious sea kayak trips. It’s a 7.5-mile open-water ...