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When you go out on a trail in New Hampshire on horseback, your options are almost limitless. With the help of volunteer organizations throughout the state, there are more and more trails built to sustain horseback riding in New Hampshire's State Parks, Forests, and on Recreational Rail Trails.

Not all trails and areas are open and suitable for horseback riding, and many parking areas may not accommodate large trailers. Please check with the NH State Parks or The NH Horse Council.

To ensure a pleasurable and safe visit for both equestrians and park visitors, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Division of Parks and Recreation's Rules for Equine: Res 7301.09  and Trail Etiquette.

Please check the NH State Park and Rail Trail pages for the horsebackriding symbol and for parking areas.



Bear Brook State Park
Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest
Hampton Beach State Park - off season
Jericho Mountain State Park
Pawtuckaway State Park
Pisgah State Park

Rail Trails:

Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail, Portsmouth Branch (Manchester-Newfields) -25.3 miles
Northern Recreational Rail Trail (Boscawen-Lebanon) 59.3 miles
Farmington Recreational Rail Trail (Farmington-Rochester) 6 miles
Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail (North Walpole-Fitzwilliam) 42 miles
Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail (Keene-Winchester) 21 miles
Fort Hill Recreational Rail Trail (Hinsdale) 8.9 miles
Monadnock Recreational Rail Trail (Mass line-Jaffrey) 7.2 miles
Presidential Recreational Rail Trail (Jefferson-Gorham) 18.3 miles

Ammonoosuc Recreational Rail Trail (Woodsville-Littleton)19.2 miles
Warren Recreational Rail Trail (Warren) 4 miles
Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail (Newport-Claremont) 9.5 miles
Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail (Hillsborough-Bennington) 7.7 miles
Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail, Fremont Branch (Route 107 Fremont-Route 28 Derry) 18 miles

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