Presidential Recreational Rail Trail

Activities and Amenities

This 18 mile trail begins at Cherry Pond, a birdwatchers paradise, and ends in Gorham. The trail goes through the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and a great spot to view the Presidential Range. The trail passes by the Israel and Moose rivers and is a beautiful North Country gem.

Open for ATV/UTV/TBs use ONLY DURING THE WINTER (with continuous snow cover).

Notice: Construction will be taking place on the Presidential Rail Line in Randolph during the week of October 26, 2020. The construction project is between Jefferson Notch Road and Bowman crossing. The trail will stay open at this time but the users will need to use caution. When they get ready to remove the bridge the trail will be closed.

Parking Areas

Parking is available at Hazen Road in Whitefield, Route 2 in Randolph at the Castle Trailhead, and Route 16 in Gorham by the Eastern Depot Restaurant.

Organizations that work with the Bureau of Trails to help maintain this trail are:

Whitefield Sno-Kings
Friends of Pondicherry
Jefferson Hilanders Snowmobile Club
Presidential Range Riders
Friends of the Presidential Rail Trail