Best Horseback Riding in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular horseback riding in New Hampshire. Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire horseback riding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Rockingham Recreational Trail (Portsmouth Branch)


Edged by two lakes, a river, and a pond, this pretty trail is defined by water. It’s New Hampshire at its best. Surface: Gravel and original ballast. Location: Rockingham County.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Manchester, NH - Cross-Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 25.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. Pawtuckaway State Park


Symptoms of multiple-personality disorder show themselves on this ride. The early leg dishes out some fun technical challenges, but remains relatively tame. The challenge comes during the middle part…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Raymond, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 12.8 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Sugar River Trail


This ride is about going slow and easy. You'll follow one of New Hampshire's premier rail-trails from Newport to its neighbor Claremont. The route crisscrosses the Sugar River via old steel railroad b…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Newport, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 20.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Mason Rail-Trail


A tour of lush New England forest on the border of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Surface: Sand and gravel. Location: Hillsborough County.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Mason , NH - Cross-Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 6.7 miles
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#5. Green Mountain Climb


Green Mountain promises mountain bikers what is arguably the hardest climb in New Hampshire to clean. Its steep pitch and loose trail surface demand both power and bike handling skills. A few miles…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Effingham, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 8.4 miles
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#6. Hemenway State Forest


Hemenway State Forest offers a little extra seclusion in an area dominated by Lake Winnipesaukee to the south and the White Mountain National Forest to the north. Trails are wide and the challenges v…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Tamworth, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles
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#7. Gunstock MTB Center


Gunstock is a great mountain for family skiing and that atmosphere carries over to its summer camping and mountain biking. Miles of cross-country ski trails are turned over to fat-tire riders during t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Gilford, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 3 miles
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#8. Cheshire South


Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, draws thousands of hikers a year, while just south of it in Fitzwilliam, a converted railroad line gives cyclists similarly convenient access to the southwes…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Fitzwilliam, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 11.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#9. Hanover Rural Roads and Doubletrack


Using the town of Hanover as your hub, ride in any direction to quickly find good trails. This loop mixes some of Hanover's maintained rural roads, with abandoned wagon tracks that have eroded into fo…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Hanover, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 13.6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#10. Pisgah State Park


Pisgah State Park offers hard terrain, but it also holds a network of maintained gravel roads through its center which can be targeted for easier riding. Thickly forested, with ponds, slow running st…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Winchester, NH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 20.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press