Rockingham Recreational Trail

Weber Town Forest Conservation Area, New Hampshire

Elevation Gain777ft
Trailhead Elevation318ft
Elevation Min/Max137/318ft
Elevation Start/End318/318ft

Rockingham Recreational Trail

Rockingham Recreational Trail is a hiking trail in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. It is within Weber Town Forest Conservation Area. It is 21.7 miles long and begins at 318 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 36.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 777 feet. The Greenbelt B wood can be seen along the trail. There are also wetlands, a water, and parkings along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Jackman Road, Rockingham Connector, Windham Rail Trail and Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail.

Rockingham Recreational Trail Trip Reports

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This rail trail may have been a good ride five years ago. But in 2006, it''s an ATV paradise. With such a deep, loose sandy surface, and gas filled air, it wasn''t in any way suitable as a casual rail bed mountain bike ride. That it was rather flat didn''t matter. I cannot imagine anyone being able to make this 19.4 mile, point-to-point ride in three hours, as listed in the guide.

We turned off onto the regular roads at around the 5-6 mile mark from the start point, and returned to the parking area at the Depot by way of good paved surface roads, away from the ATV''s and motorbikes.

Perhaps there are more suitable entry points for this ride. Based on my experience, that''s at least 5 miles downtrail from Windham Depot. Or maybe starting on the other end would be best.
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The rockingham rec. trail, also known as the railroad bed trail is an old railroad bed. it is boring if you go 10-15 mph but when you go over 25, it is fun, because it is pretty flat and straight. this trail is good for endurance traning.

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Trail Information

Weber Town Forest Conservation Area
Nearby City
Weber Town Forest Conservation Area
New Hampshire Division of Parks (603) 271-3254
Local Contacts
USGS Derry, Kingston, Sandown, Windham, Epping
Local Maps