Please be mindful that the following maps don’t guarantee access. Some of the land included on these maps is privately owned, so please be respectful of the landowners and other users of the trails. Keep in mind that if you find your bike is covered with mud, you are most likely damaging the trails. Don’t widen or cut new trails. If you would like to take part in trail maintenance, SNEMBA schedules maintenance events at most local areas. Following these basic rules will help ensure the trails continue to be accessible to mountain bikers in the future. If you are riding on the road, the same rules apply for bicycles as do for cars; please adhere to traffic laws and signs. In New Hampshire, 2 may ride abreast, otherwise stay single file.
Maps: Off Road
Fort Rock and the Oaklands Town Forest is one of the best mountain biking trail networks in the state. Despite its diminutive size, the trails are technically challenging even for experienced riders.
Mount Agamenticus Mount A offers more climbing than most areas in the seacoast. There is quite a bit of technically difficult riding throughout the trail network. Be sure to support NEMBA who help maintain these trails!
FOMBA Massabesic has a diverse array of trails located just outside of Manchester in Auburn, NH. The trails are made up a series of small loops which allows the rider to vary the length very easily.
Pawtuckaway offers a little something for everyone. Hikers are often seen using these trails too- be sure to check your speed in high traffic areas.
Bear Brook is a worthwhile drive if you are looking to diversify. The park is one of the largest in NH and has swimming and camping areas for hikers and riders.
Maps: On Road
Newmarket-Lee Loop A ride with some rolling hills on the less travelled Lee and Newmarket back roads – approx 30 miles
Beach Loop A great ride on a hot day – approx 30 miles
We are fortunate to have so many active cycling groups in greater Seacoast New Hampshire. Not only are these organizations responsible for everything from trail maintenance to cyclist advocacy and rights, they are also invaluable resources to plan your next ride or race. Please support your local bicycle organizations!
BikeReg – Online race registration and event info
Eastern Fat Tire Association – MTB Race promotion and trail access advocates
Exeter Classic – Annual Exeter road bike criterium race
Granite State Wheelmen – Recreational bicycle club
Mountain Bike Review – Bicycle and accessory review resource
NEMBA – Association responsible for trail access and maintenance
NorEast Cycling – Local race team and local ride and race info
Portsmouth Criterium – Annual Portsmouth road bike race
NH DOT Regional Bicycle Maps – Regional list of bicycle/pedestrian routes
NH Rails to Trails – State trails bureau list of converted railways
SABR – Safe bicycle route advocates and cycling awareness organization
SNEMBA – Local chapter of NEMBA
VeloNews – Cycling news from around the world