Featured HORSE TRAILS
Southwest of Keene and west of Winchester, the 13,500 Pisgah State Park has about 20 miles of multi-use trails of varying difficulty through rugged terrain in the Ashuelot River Watershed. The park has 7 ponds and 4 highland ridges, and is the largest in the state of New Hampshire.
East of Manchester near Nottingham, the 5,600 acre Pawtuckaway State Park has 25 miles of trails open to horseback riding. A moderately technical 12 mile horse trail loop with steep climbs on both single and double track combines the Fundy Trail, Shaw Trail, North Mountain Trail and Round Pond Trail.
Near Laconia in the White Mountain National Forest, the Rocky Branch Trail is a 9 mile route open to horseback riding. The White Mountain National Forest permits horseback riding on many trails and roads. However, the trails are not particularly condusive to horseback riding due to numerous roots and rocks which present hazards to horses. Also, the trails tend to be narrow, steep and sometimes brush covered.
Near Conway in the White Mountain National Forest, the Greely Ponds Trail is a 15 mile route open to horseback riding. Many of the horse trails in the White Mountains are old timber and/or dirt roads offering pleasurable horseback riding.