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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +119/ -125 ft
Total: 13 riders
 

Mountain Biking The Gonic Trails

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#36 of 114 mountain bike trails in New Hampshire
#4,389 in the world

Trail system managed by Waste Managment. Three seperate trails with multiple difficulties. Distance(s): Watson's Way: 1.4 miles loop, Locke's Local Loop: 1.3 miles loop, Luanne's Lane: 3.5 miles each way. Maps and interpretive guides are available at the trailhead.
Walking/hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and leashed dogs allowed.
Three separate trails wind through this forested property skirting the Isinglass River off Rochester Neck Road. Locke's Local Loop and Watson's Way are both loop trails measuring close to 1.5 miles in length, while Luanne's Lane is 3.5 miles each way. Owned by Waste Management and located adjacent to the Turnkey Landfill in the Mount Isinglass Recreational Area, the wooded trails include a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. You might not expect to find scenic hiking next to a landfill, but Waste Management's Turnkey Recycling & Environmental Enterprises has done a remarkable job of maintaining the trails and preserving the natural beauty of these shaded woods. The Isinglass River is smooth and reflective, and the trails are open year-round for fall leaf-peeping or winter snowshoeing. Mountain biking is also permitted, and leashed dogs are allowed on the trails.
Visit: http://www.rochesterrec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=11238 for trail maps and directions.

First added by Etch A Sketch on Apr 27, 2014. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Rt. 125 into Rochester/Gonic, turn onto Rochester Neck Rd. This is a Waste Managment of NH property. Trail starts about 1 mile down Rochester Neck Rd. on right.


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