You do ride close to some homes but most are camps or second homes. I would love to help fix these, as this trail is a gem ! Come on, folks, you are missing the best kept secret in NH. Putting up with this is well worth it though as you near the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge. But the Presidential Traverse is the most prized as it focuses on the tallest peaks in the range and can be done by fairly normal people on a weekend schedule. Facebook/Friends of the Presidential Rail Trail The trail runs along the path of a rail line that the Boston & â¦ We biked the rail trail starting in Conway and going about halfway down and back. The trail goes through the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and a great spot to view the Presidential Range. Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more! In 2 miles turn right onto SR 115, and go 9.7 miles. Thank You!! Part of Presidential Rail Trail to get crushed stone surface A western portion of the Presidential Rail Trail in the beloved Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge is undergoing restoration that when complete will see a crushed stone surface. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. As you can see from the pictures, we had a beautiful ride. After crossing Rt 115 the trail deteriorates further with vared bases and much higher weeds and brush. Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in good condition. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Experience the Presidential Range Rail Trail with Great Bike Tours â it is New Hampshireâs best kept secret! Washington Auto Road: Tickets & Toursâ, Moose Brook State Park: Tickets & Toursâ, Presidential Rail Trail: Tickets & Toursâ, Douglas A. 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Washington and his presidental brothers were all bright and sharp and clear in their glory. short rough stretches but looks like maintenance has been done is some problem areas where beavers have been busy building dams. RANDOLPH â A large hydraulic crane slowly swung the 1917 steel railroad bridge on the Presidential Rail Trail back onto its now-repaired abutments shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, just in time for this yearâs season. This means I held a lead rope and brought along another, riderless, horse. There are few good swimming holes along the trail also. There is plenty to see on this section and can be ridden on a mt. Presidential Range Rail Trail mbeau55/Trail Link This rail trail is in the shadow of the White Mountains, running 18 miles from Whitefield to Berlin. I wonder how the water ran into the building over by the tracks. the next section to the airport looks interesting alongside a bog and pond and wildlife preserve. Again, it is fairly secluded, though alongside a back dirt and tar road. The section that bans ATVâs runs from Whitefield to Gorham runs a total of 20.3 miles. Nevertheless it was a great find! This is steady uphill, though a slight grade, to Bowman. It skirts the wild life sanctuary and then goes along a pond. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Get a FREE Rail Trails Guidebook when you become a Member with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. There are some beautiful areas on this trail however, the Pondicherry end is also very nice (I've done that section several times in the past). The trail is well maintained and we only saw a couple of people. more, Kayaking & Canoeing, Ski & Snowboard Areas, Cross-country Ski Areas, Things to do near Presidential Rail Trail. This photo below was taken in August of 2013, same area as the above photo taken just a few days ago. We turned back here but the trail continues on to the White Mountain Airport and parking for the trail. A very nice ride any time of the year. The trail then crosses several small brooks, starting with Stanley Slide Brook in 1.8 miles. You pass the Appalachia parking lot where hikers start up onto Madison and Adams. The ATV folks are very nice at the Gorham parking area, but it can get very crowded! We started on the eastern end. The elevated landscape comes into full focus on this route, along with an array of beaver ponds, pastures, and key birding spots. I had two ticks on my legs from the tall grass btw. Don't get me wrong, the bridges are very safe on this section of trail, but we always walk over them with the horses. You can get some beautiful pictures and quiet time on this trail. living in the old station (not the dogs!) I am so happy to report that the bridge's planks have been replaced. This 18 mile trail begins at Cherry Pond, a birdwatchers paradise, and ends in Gorham. Our next outing will be the Bowman to Gorham section! The trail is, except for the first mile, completely isolated from roads. Located a few hours from major cities you will find the town of Gorham and there, in this legitimately charming town, you will find the Presidential Rail Trail. The trail parallels the Presidential Range in the White Mountains. The trail is just stunningly beautiful--quiet and forested with the Moose River running alongside for much of the way and spectacular views of the mountains from spots where the trail passes through meadows. After you come back to the road, you go parralel to and about 50 to 200 yards south of Rt 2 in the woods but still on the R2T and the great surface. Call 447-6991. This trail is great and pretty serene up near Jefferson. (If you start at Airport Rd, you can add 2 miles to the 18 that Traillink states as the length of the trail.) With incredible views of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains, the Presidential Rail Trail will take you past peaks named after various presidents as well as ponds, brooks and Moose River. There are waterfalls next to the rail bed, and the bridges are re built to be safe for horses at a walk. There are many birding and sightseeing opportunities around the Cherry Pond area. Gorham to Bowman This section is probably the most beautiful section. Trail Maps and Information. Spectacular panoramic views of the Presidential Mountain Range, Kilkenny Range and Cherry Mountain from the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge Mountains, ponds, wetlands, rocky streams and rivers, wildflowers, birds, bear, moose, beaver ponds, dark forest canopyâ¦this trail has it all We are getting more involved with R2T and trails organizations so that these incidents can be avoided by proper construction. Walking, bike riding, this trail can't be beat. One tree across the Presidential Rail Trail to the west of the junction with the Slide Brook Trail. Presidential Rail Trail Gorham to Whitefield Distance: 18 miles. In one spot, you actually cycle through someones back yard, within feet of their home. Around Waumbeck Junction, about 1.5 miles into the trail, you’ll pass near the pond on your left. The North Country Nature Series is sponsored in part by the Neil But you'll need to drop a car if you want the point-to point experience. Beautiful ride. Camping in N.H. State Parks is only permitted in organized campgrounds. Gorham to Berlin would likely have been another 5 miles so the trail is probably closer to 25 miles than the 18 published here. The 18-mile Presidential Rail Trail runs from Cherry Pond in Jefferson to Gorham, with gorgeous views of the Presidential Range the whole way. The Presidential Rail Trail (PRT) was established in 1997. Regardless, this bridge is not for the faint hearted horse or rider. Help defend and expand trails nationwide. Stretching over 18 miles between Gorham and Whitefield, the trail has many options for out-and-backs, complete with ample parking. It was a blue sky day, and the mountains were perfectly clear and sharp. We park our horse trailer on Rt 2 about 1/2 mile west of the light in town on the trail parking lot in between Rt 2 and the R2T. It was a bit more difficult than expected to find the trail start from the parking lot west of Gorham, where we were confused by a different signed bike trail which crosses the main road. The bridge looks like it is a mile long, and very high over the RR tracks, the main road, and the river. 115 the trail is in better shape with a good cinder base. We rode the trail in two sections out and back over the course of two days. We rode from Bowman in Randolph down to Gorham on a gorgeous day. The western half of the trail is less traveled and a bit rougher in spots. This is a great trail! We are part time residents in the area and wish we had found it earlier. This trail starts from the parking area off Airport Road, in Whitefield. Friends of the Presidential Rail Trail has 696 members. After the straight section through the swamp (the tracks are dry as a bone), the rail bed passes the Dolly Copp road, and then parallels Rt 2 for the next 5 miles, steadily climbing, according to my Garmin, about 600 feet, on a 1.1% grade. It is in great shape (don't canter over the bridges!) We would reccommend that the decking be 2 or even 3" thick to handle any point loads. It was sunny and 15 degrees and, though that may not excite everyone, but this was a blast for us northerners. I have found that PT boards can be slightly brittle, plus they are planed so they are 1 5/8" thick instead of the full 2". and Kathy was more nervous than they were. About 3 miles along the rail bed, you come to the old foundation of the Mineral Spring. It goes past the old Meadows station and out to Pond-o-Cherry. It was nowhere near smooth. 115 the barking dogs you hear are sled dogs in the large barnyard of the house next to the trail. There is much to see along this section with beaver ponds and marsh land. The eastern endpoint of the trail is located in Gorham, home of the Gorham Historical Society and Railroad Museum and Moose Brook State Park, a great place for camping, picnicking, and fishing. In 0.5 mile, continue onto Airport Road. But go early in day, trail gets very dusty in hot afternoons. I have cycled this trail several times over the years, and for a while it looked like the trail was getting better, but now I'm thinking it's being deteriorate. If you plan a long trip take whatever you need because there are long stretches without crossing roads or seeing other people. Presidential Range Rail Trail is a 19.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. I did a nine mile section of the trail last weekend. It has beautiful scenery, quiet, easy access parking areas. In 6.6 miles you’ll come to the Castle trailhead, after crossing SR 115A. Folks, this R2T is a sleeper. Select a year and a candidate to find out. The trail is in great shape; it is a treasure! TrailLink is a free service provided by Rails-to-Trails conservancy, We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors, Airport Road at Cherry Pond Trail, 1.4 miles west of SR 115 (Whitefield) and US 2/Lancaster Road between High St. and Lilac Lane (Gorham), After the last Moose River crossing, the trail approaches Gorham for the remaining 1.7 miles, intersecting other trails that are mostly for snowmobile use. and the station is looking pretty good. The trail passes by the Israel and Moose rivers and is a beautiful North Country gem. I guess it should have been expected since itâs an old rail route. There are some nice dog sledding folks (and 80 dogs!) We had a beautiful day on the west end of the trail. The trail then passes through a sprawling residential area, where the terrain is slightly rough and grassy in places. The Rail Trail heads in opposite directions on either side of Jimtown Road; the trail heading west connects to the Moose Brook State Park mountain bike trails via the Hinchey Trail. â¢ Thorn Creek Trail - Nice path through forest preserve â¢ Old Plank Road Trail - A rail-trail conversion in the heart of suburbia Accommodations fairly close to the trail: Lodging: Call the Chicago Southland Visitors Bureau, 173rd St, Lansing, 888-895-8233 We rode the trail in two sections out and back over the course of two days. Parking and Trail Access To reach the western trailhead in Whitefield from I-93, take Exit 40, and turn right (east) on US 302. Be careful where you park your horse trailers. There is a beautiful pond with lots of marshland. The nearly 20-mile Presidential Rail Trail that runs from Gorham to the Airport-Hazen Road near the Whitefield Airport is now used by motorized off-highway recreational vehicles, cross-country skiers and snowshoers from Dec. 15 on through winter and by strollers, dog-walkers, hikers, bicyclists and equestrians the rest of the year. There is still a definite bike trail but plan on getting whipped with high weeds and some brush. But I was disappointed and scared on the bridges over Moose Brook (Gorham Side) many boards are rotten and broken, very unsafe for horses and others. The train must have stopped there and picked up spring water. In 2 miles turn right onto SR 115 N. Go 4.4 miles, and turn left onto Hazen Road. 27 Replies. The trail is probably best ridden on a mountain bike, though you would get by with a hybrid. And these are the Whites, so you are looking up at the 5000 foot elevation north side of Madison and Adams. The pay-off is the huge Cherry Pond and adjacent marsh leading to and around the pond. You cross the roads up to Cherry Mountain and to Jefferson Notch. Presidential Range Rail-Trail. Great for bikes too! For about a mile, the views are stupendous but most of the trail is in a forest canopy. For a nice ride and best trail conditions begin in Gorham and ride to Jefferson Notch Road. The trail is primarily used for walking and is best used from March until November. The spring is rocked up with an old building foundation around it. There are a few. From Gorham to Rt. Beautiful ride and lots of views of the rver and the mountains. To reach the western trailhead in Whitefield from I-93, take Exit 40, and turn right (east) on US 302. Get out there and see what you are missing! The bridges are mostly rebuilt. Here, you tip over and head downhill towards Whitefield. I am not sure about parking at the Berlin end. We did it again this past weekend with our horses. Check or FAQs for more common login questions. 25 miles of very scenic re-purposed railway leads users by wetlands, ponds, and historic remnants of the industrial age, while surrounded by spectacular views of the White Mountains. The horseflies are terrible. It was so nice after grueling hikes. Kathy and I brought our horses over to the R2T yesterday, Sunday. My wife and I have been to this R2T many times over the last 3 years on our horses. short rough stretches but looks like maintenance has been done is some problem areas where beavers have been busy building dams. Several bridges here cross over the Moose River, the first one 2.3 miles after Snyder Brook. Located in the scenic Presidential Range in the White Mountains, the Presidential Rail Trail is a scenic and pleasant route, providing an alternative view of Mount Washington and the surrounding area. I was pleasantly surprised by this trail when staying at nearby Moose Brook State Campground. There are multiple access points to this trail system. We started at the parking lot off of Airport Rd in Whitefield and rode 22 miles, round trip, to the Bowman parking lot and back. Just cause it is northern NH, take the time to sample this gem. This is a great place to get your 20 mile marathon run done! The past few years I have parked off of Dolly Copp Rd. So many great views of the mountains and wildlife. Join us for a walk at the Presidential Rail Trail in Gorham with lifelong birder Will Broussard who will lead us on a walk through mixed forest and field habitats looking for southbound migrant songbirds. It is not a family friendly trail nor is it for hybirds or other bikes. We rode this stretch last fall. In 11.1 miles turn left onto US 3. Trail map of the Presidential Rail Trail from Airport Road at Cherry Pond Trail, 1.4 miles west of SR 115 (Whitefield) to US 2/Lancaster Road between High St. and Lilac Lane (Gorham). The trail is completely unmaintained. Start at the parking lot on Rt 2 in Gorham, and in 1/2 mile, you are on a remote rail bed along a river with views of Mt Madison and Mt Adams, the second highest peaks in the White Mtns. and it is beautiful. Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Are the prices for this place or activity, Is this a place or activity you would go to on a, Would you recommend this place or activity to a friend looking for an, The section that bans ATVâs runs from Whitefield to Gorham runs a total of 20.3 miles. The trail is probably best ridden on a mountain bike, though you would get by with a hybrid. bike or hybrid. At the west end, there are some large fields near the Whitefield Airport within 1/2 mile of the R2T kiosk (no big trailer parking at the kiosk). You will find some descriptions of way out there objectives, such as summiting all of New Hampshires 4000ers in a single push or the 50-mile \"24-hour Hut Traverse\"! Friends of the Presidential Rail Trail. There is an observation deck that is well worth stopping and having a snack or lunch. Theatric and Tektonic just love this ride, pulling us along at an extended trot or a lets-go-faster canter. It is not paved so ride knowing this & bring the right bike. Cross the Twin Mtn road and you are back in the woods. The mountain peaks provide the area with both its name—each peak is named after a different president—and its reputation for having some of the worst weather in the United States. The current permitted uses on the PRT are: hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and mushing. We took the link from near the Whitefield airport to the Jefferson entrance and loved the beautiful scenery and enjoyed the birds and wildlife. But, we will check this out someday. A small saw will cut these trees. Then carried on towards Gorham. After the last Moose River crossing, the trail approaches Gorham for the remaining 1.7 miles, intersecting other trails that are mostly for snowmobile use. Your donation will help us to continue connecting more people to trails around the country. Nearby is a hiking trail that leads 1.6 miles to Cherry Pond. 3 hours with a lunch stop and numerous breaks to take in the scenery. The Presidential Rail Trail is unpaved, but its flat gravel trails are a quiet respite from the busy hubbub of tourist season in the Whites. A sign there indicated that Gorham was another 10 miles further. Awesome! We got off and walked Theatric and Tektonic over the bridge (really only 200 yards long!) Anyway, this is a beautiful ride, or walk, or bike. Come join us, winter or summer. The trail is well maintained and has a solid base for most of the way. This is a concrete building in the woods 50 off the rail bed. New Hampshire State Parks welcome hikers and walkers on their trails. In the summer it is completely non motorized, something we are working hard to maintain. Trails: Presidential Range Rail Trail, Rollo Fall Path: Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is at Bowman, same as the Castle Trail. We plan to do the rest of the trail when we have time. At Bowman, the bike computer had us having covered 10 miles. They were fine. Easy to walk around. I hope to return to the area to spend more time on this trail. The trail surface leaves a lot to be desired, and in some places, with the high grass and large basket ball sized rocks in the middle of the trail, is dangerous. There were some construction signs up; I think they were doing work on a private residence further back. In 11.1 miles turn left onto US 3. Having ridden over 120 Rail-Trails in 16 states, I can say with confidence that this is NOT a well maintained trail. It runs northeast to Waumbek Junction, and then turns eastward. If needing a place to stay check out Applebrook B&B :). Kathy rode Theatric, I rode Tektonic, and I ponyed Luke. Other than that, the trail is in good condition. We rode beyond the high point of the trail but turned around after 10 miles. The footing is cinders and easy on Propel's bare feet. Cherry Pond came up in no time and it was a beautiful sight. Biking over a bridge on the Presidential Rail Trail. Any roads are miles away and the R2T crosses the river many times on the old but redecked bridges. Behind it about 100 yards is the spring. Still, all in all a great rail trail for riding in summer or especially during the fall colors. Mount Rushmore and Presidential Trail Loop is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Keystone, South Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Snowmachine folks, you guys and girls were all polite and responsible. Flat and gorgeous. We may try that this summer. Rt 2 is way off to the side and you are still in a remote area. It is about 3 or 4 miles from the big bridge up to the end of the trail in Berlin. Get out and explore, but please remember to Tread Lightly and Hike Safe! I would highly recommend this trail ride. Instead, we finally braved it and went over the bridge over the Androscoggin River and on up the west side of the river to Berlin. The views are nice, but this trail does not live up to the hype it gets, which might be why we did not see another person the entire length of the trail. The plan was to go to the west end near Quebec Junction and the Biomass burning plant and return. This is a beautiful, well maintained trail with a variety of scenery to take in, including a wildlife refuge, Presidential Mt range, rivers, bogs, meadows and beaver dams. Google Maps comes out at about 25 by road also and that path pretty much parallels the trail. My wife and I rode the Presidential Rail Trail up and back from Gorham, NH to the Pondicherry Nature Refuge this weekend (West). Even cycling at mid-day, much of theâ¦ The route passes by a parking lot in Randolph near the Appalachia trailhead (not to be confused with the Appalachian Trail), just a few feet from US 2, and then begins the downhill slope toward Gorham. There is also a section of about 150 ft. of large ballast stone that you need to be careful crossing. It is set up for snowmachines with a 'reinforced' center strip of new boards, with 5' high sides. We have pretty steady horses but there were a lot and they were moving right along. Bowman to Whitefield Bowman is the height of land. It is best if you slow down and talk to us and motor slowly past the horses. By section; Berlin to Gorham We have not been on this section cause we would have to go over the high bridge over the Andro with our horses and we need a pretty bombproof horse for that. We stopped for a picnic and a cold swim in the Moose River east of the Dolly Copp. The section that bans ATVâs runs from Whitefield to Gorham runs a total of 20.3 miles. It passes through the Moorhen Marshes and past the Slide Brook Trail (on the right). Except for the development and the main road always present on the other side of the river, it is very secluded and a nice ride. The area is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including moose, black bears, wild turkeys, and other birds, as well as beavers and otters. All in all, I would not recommend this trail to any but the hardiest souls with a good mountain bike. The Presidential Traverse is arguably the most sought after big hiking/mountaineering (depending on the season you elect to try it) objective in the northeast. About a mile in there is some construction with heavy machinery and a very rough trail. From Jefferson Notch west riding a hybrid might be difficult due to the changing trail conditions. It is definitely maintained for snowmobiling and much of the new or repaired base is obviously for snowmobiles as it is large rock which would be covered with snow in the winter. I highly reccommend this R2T for horses, bikes, skiing, whatever. Next day we drove to lower parking area and biked up to where we had ended previous day then back. The snowmachines were pretty constant and I bet we went by 100 byt he end of the 13 mile down and back. Become a member and wear your FREE T-Shirt with pride. I would suggest the paved Trail Parking lot right on Rt 2 3/4 mile west of the lights in Gorham, or the NF parking next to Rt 2 and 1 mile west of Lowes Store in Randolph. Going westward it ascends at a steady but gentle grade following a large whitewater brook and rises to a bog area at the foot of Mt Madison. I first heard of this recreational trail in the White Mountains just a few months ago. This 18 mile trail begins at Cherry Pond, a birdwatchers paradise, and ends in Gorham. Continuing east the trail crosses a historic pony truss bridge over Snyder Brook, 3 miles after the Castle trailhead. The old RR grade is in good shape until you get past the treatment plant, and then it kind of ends. We started at the old Highlands station at the west end of the Valley Road (Jefferson), next to Rt 115, the Twin Mt road. The west end is unique as it is a beautiful wild life marsh. Like Lincoln, the Presidential railcar also was part of the rail procession that delivered Rooseveltâs body back to his home town after his sudden death in 1945. At one point there is a small waterfall next to the trail, and there were lots of wildflowers. Presidential Rail Trail is located in Gorham. We have only gone to the Jefferson Highlands Road, and not all the way to the Whitefield airport. In the 21 miles, you get the mountain views, the rivers, a tight secluded valley, the marshes, and some civilization at the east end. We were going to do the west end of the R2T near the Whitefield airport, but there was 6" of snow on the other side of Gorham Hill, and we stayed on the east end. Some mantainence on the trail for bikes would be nice, even mowing would help. You begin to see it on your left with a vast marshland and the many small bridges on the trail. in the mountains to enjoy the easy ride. Pleasant walk on a small section, but too close to garages and businesses. The Appalachian Trail is located just a few miles farther east, cutting a north-south path beside the Rattle River and over US 2 (go to. If you stop on the side of the trail and sit there quietly, the horses think you are going to jump up and scare them, so they are wary. â¢ Burnham Greenway Trail - Four miles of this path are now open, more coming. The Presidential Rail Trail is also part of the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail, spanning 83 miles between Woodsville, New Hampshire, and Bethel, Maine. Next time we'll go to the mid-point and try from there. Another beautiful winter Saturday rding our horses in New Hampshire. The best!! I've ridden several days lately and each time the gentlemen brush-hogging were so polite turning off their motors so they wouldn't spook the horses. Few people and all super friendly and helpful! All the bikes and hikers I have met are so sweet and friendly. As we got ready to ride at noon, the snowmachines were zooming by. Starting at the western trailhead on Airport Road, the terrain is gentle, sloping slightly upward. We rode the trail in two sections out and back over the course of two days. Thank you, whoever built it!! The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. A couple years ago, our horse Theatric stepped through a bad board and fortunately did not hurt himself. I stopped to do some fishing along the way which was a bonus. There were a couple of broken bog bridges. The trail begins on the north side of the lot. As you near Rt. You will answer questions about your platform and positions, and also about your campaign strategy. But you can see them in all their majesty. The trail goes through the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and a great spot to view the Presidential Range. You can still see part of the old building and find broken bottles lying around. 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