Best Mountain Biking in New Hampshire

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

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#1. Lincoln Woods


This is an excellent choice for families and people just getting used to riding bikes over rocks and through mud. Experienced riders in the mood for an easy ride next to one of the most beautiful rive…
From the guidebook "Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire"
Lincoln, NH - Mountain Biking - 6.4 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in nh - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#2. Sawyer River Road


This trip explores the wildlife-rich forests to the east of Mount Carrigain. Several good views of the mountain can be seen from beaver ponds along the way, and three river crossings also make for goo…
From the guidebook "Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire"
Conway, NH - Mountain Biking - 9.4 miles Best Trail in nh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#3. Newfields Rail Trail


A long and easy ride across southern New Hampshire on a converted railroad bed. The Newfields Rail-Trail is typical rail-trail fare: easy, level riding past towns and through forests. At 26.0 miles on…
From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Newfields, NH - Mountain Biking - 26 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#4. 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

#5. Massabesic Lake


This ride's general location is east of Manchester on NH Bypass 28. Scenery includes lovely Massabesic Lake and surrounding semi-wooded terrain. On the lake shore sits a municipal park with baseball d…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! New Hampshire"
Manchester, NH - Mountain Biking - 14 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#6. Rockingham Recreational Trail


Abandoned rail lines invite yet another opportunity for easy mountain biking through Southern New Hampshire, the countryside that for so long inspired the poet Robert Frost. Steel and wood bridges…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Windham, NH - Mountain Biking - 19.4 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. Ashuelot Rail-Trail


The Ashuelot Railroad opened this line in 1851, offering service between East Northfield in Massachusetts to Keene, New Hampshire. The line was owned by the Connecticut River Railroad until 1860 and t…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Keene, NH - Cross-Country Skiing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 21 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. Tower Hill Pond Loop


The trails around and about Tower Hill Pond give newer riders and groups with divergent talent a great spot to get the knobbies dirty. Even better, this user-friendly network of gravel service roads a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Manchester, NH - Mountain Biking - 4.9 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#9. I-89 Bike Path


This ride's general location is southwest of Concord. Scenery includes mixed fields and woods. This is a good family ride; do not miss the New Hampshire Audubon Center. A short paved bike path in t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! New Hampshire"
Concord, NH - Mountain Biking - 2.4 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#10. Lincoln Woods Trail (The Wilderness Trail)


Riding through mixed forest, you get views of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River and the White Mountains. The return side of this loop follows a section of the old East Branch and Lincoln loggi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the White Mountains: West"
Lincoln, NH - Mountain Biking - 6.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Rockingham Recreation Trail


This ride's general location is between Derry and Fremont. Scenery includes semi-wooded countryside with ponds and wetlands. This trail is open to motorized use. If you love the scent of burning two-c…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! New Hampshire"
Derry, NH - Mountain Biking - 14 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#12. Boston Lot Lake


This ride's general location is Lebanon. Scenery includes semi-wooded area. The ride is convenient to Dartmouth and the interstates. New Hampshire's outpost of the Ivy League is, of course, Dartmouth…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! New Hampshire"
Lebanon, NH - Mountain Biking - 5.5 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#13. Rob Brook Road


Rob Brook Road is a gated Forest Service road that provides excellent access to the forest south of Sawyer Pond, Green’s Cliff, and Owl’s Cliff. While riding this road’s packed dirt and gravel surface…
From the guidebook "Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire"
Conway, NH - Mountain Biking - 15.8 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#14. Bear Brook State Park


Bear Brook rocks. Any mountain biking regular from the central part of Southern New Hampshire will attest to that. It holds a great diversity of trail types, obstacles, and topography. The loop cha…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Allenstown, NH - Mountain Biking - 10.1 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. Newfields-to-Manchester Rail-Trail


The Newfields-Manchester Rail-Trail offers the most casual way to explore Southern New Hampshire by mountain bike. You'll pass abandoned railroad stations that look about ready to fall in on themselve…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Manchester, NH - Mountain Biking - 26.3 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#16. Bear Brook State Park


This ride's general location is Allenstown. Scenery includes woodlands and wetlands. This is a good family ride; do not miss the park's museums. Located just a few miles from Concord, Bear Brook is on…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! New Hampshire"
Allenstown, NH - Mountain Biking - 0
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#17. Odiorne Point State Park


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 won't be spent entirely on the bicycle either, as there i…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Portsmouth, NH - Mountain Biking - 3 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#18. Beaver Brook


This ride's general location is between Brookline and Hollis on NH 130. Scenery includes woods and wildlife. This is a good family ride; stick to the woods roads and keep off the nature trails. The…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! New Hampshire"
Brookline, NH - Mountain Biking
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#19. Lincoln Woods Trail


This ride's general location is on the Kancamagus Highway (NH 112), east of Lincoln. Scenery includes Franconia Falls, just off the trail. This is a very popular trail. The old East Branch & Lincol…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! New Hampshire"
Lincoln, NH - Mountain Biking - 6.5 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#20. Northwood Meadows State Park


Northwood Meadows State Park isn't the place to test one's brute pedaling strength, long distance endurance, or technical riding skills. But what it isn't makes it what it is - a quiet place to pedal…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine"
Northwood, NH - Mountain Biking - 5.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press