ATV Riding in New Hampshire

nehaca-atvnewhampshireAll-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riding is one of the fastest growing activities in New Hampshire. From tip to base, Coos County to the Massachusetts border, there are ATV trails and terrain for your enjoyment.

One of the southernmost trail networks is in Pisgah State Park in Hinsdale.  Easily accessible to campgrounds in the Monadnock Region, Pisgah offers trails suitable for all levels of riders.  The trails may be a little smoother riding than experts are seeking, however they offer great views and a good parking area for larger trailers.

Another popular and easy to reach trail is the Rockingham Recreation Trail in Derry. This multipurpose trail is open to other recreational users including runners, cyclists and horses. Well-graded surfaces make it less challenging than power-specific parks. That said, the ability to combine ATV action one day and a trip to Hampton Beach the next, make the Rockingham Recreational Trail a nice option for campers in the Merrimack Valley and Seacoast regions.

Close to the White Mountains and the Lakes Region are three networks centered around the town of Warren: the Mount Moosilauke ATV Club, the Warren Trail and the privately operated Rock Pile Motorsports Park. Collectively these three are a true magnet for campers in the region and offer the chance to get in some track riding with man-made features, the chance to ride with local enthusiasts, visit a charming small town (with an original NASA rocket!) and have a true mountain experience.

Ride the Wilds is the name of the game when it comes to big mileage OHRV action in New Hampshire. It has 1,000 miles of trails, numerous on-site camping venues and easy access to all of Coos County. From sweeping vistas to narrow mountain passages, farmlands to forests, you will park your trailer once and ride like you’ve only imagined. Ride the Wilds connects with the Jericho Mountain Trails (Berlin) and Perry Stream Trails (Pittsburg). Ride the Wilds invites you to tour the North Country as only an OHRV rider can.

Things to Remember

Register your ATV in New Hampshire, wear a helmet, follow the laws and individual park and trail network rules, and be courteous. The local OHRV communities have worked tirelessly to provide trail access; please respect their dedicated efforts as well as the efforts and contributions of landowners, town officials, safety professionals and volunteers who make this all possible.  Consider joining a club, or multiple clubs, as an inexpensive way to say “thank you” for the great riding you are about to enjoy!  Happy Trails!

Websites for more ATV Riding information

New Hampshire ATV Clubs

New Hampshire regulations relating to off-road vehicles

Map of New Hampshire ATV Trails