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Pisgah State Park

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Other Names

Pisgah Trails, Pisgah Reservoir, Ladder Hill, Tuffs Pond, Bishop Mountain, Fullan Pond, Lily Pond, North Round Pond, Baker Pond, Mt. Pisgah, Dogwood Swamp

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (closed for mud season)

This state park offers about 15 miles of multiple use trails that wind through a beautiful forest. There are several parking spots to choose from however the staging area off of Highway 119 offers plenty of room for large trailers or RVs.

The trail from the southern point starts out a bit rocky but eventually smoothes out. There is a short section of paved road just north of the staging area near Pisgah Reservoir.

The trails are open daily except during mud season (April-May). There are numerous ponds and some ridge climbs of various difficulty.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (May 2021)

Trail Update

The Reservoir Trail is CLOSED from the orange gate at the base of the hill until further notice (possibly mid-spring) do to a washout. Broad Brook Road is undergoing repairs from South Link Trail and north for about 2 miles. Dump trucks and other equipment will take up much of road/trail space. Visitors should use caution and yield to equipment. No end time for repair work known at this time.



REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNH OHRV Sticker
Dates OpenOpen daily except during mud season.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoNH OHRV or Temporary Nonresident Registration required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on existing park roads
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size13,300 acres (21 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation600 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe state forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis state forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis state forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest, State Park

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Sunoco (603) 239-4843
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Sunoco (603) 239-4843
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Forest Lake Camping Area (603) 239-4267
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Forest Lake Camping Area (603) 239-4267
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Forest Lake Camping Area (603) 239-4267
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Fort Dummer State Park (802) 254-2610
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Mr. Mike's Mini-Mart (603) 239-7477

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Prosgood scenery, easy trails, easy staging
Consonly about 20 total miles of trails, much of it very smooth (roads)
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayHalf Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityAshuelot, NH
AddressAshuelot Main Street, Ashuelot, NH 03441
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Brattleboro, NH
1) Take Hwy 119 East about 9 miles
2) Staging area will be on the left (north).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoNew Hampshire Bureau of Trails
439 River Road
Pittsburg, NH 03592
(603) 271-3254
nhtrails@dred.nh.gov
www.nhstateparks.org
Contact InfoNew Hampshire Fish And Game - OHRV Department
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4300
(603) 271-3129
licenseandregistration@wildlife.nh.gov
wildlife.state.nh.us
CommentNew Hampshire OHRV Sticker Info
Contact InfoMt. Pisgah ATV Club
(802) 380-9001
mtpisgahatvclub@gmail.com
offroadnh.wixsite.com

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Pisgah State Park Trail

A father and son hitting the trailhead.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Scenic view of Pisgah State Park Trail

A water crossing and break spot at the reservoir.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Kawasaki KX Dirtbike at Pisgah State Park Trail

Along the main road to the reservoir which is pretty smooth and easy.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Scenery at Pisgah State Park Trail

A view of the river from the main road.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorbike at Pisgah State Park Trail

This is the main trail.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Kawasaki KX Motorbike at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

A trail at Pisgah State Park Trail

This is a shot of the trailhead, taken from the staging area off Hwy 119.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Kawasaki KX Dirtbike at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Scenic view at Pisgah State Park Trail

The main trail leads to this reservoir at the top of the hill.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Pisgah State Park Trail

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Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Some terrain at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Scenery from Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Terrain example at Pisgah State Park Trail

After crossing the power lines the trail heads back into these woods for a short distance where it gets very rocky.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Pisgah State Park Trail

Shortly after the main trail head after you clear the woods there is a section where you can hit the trail that runs underneath the power lines.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

A trail at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

A rocky area at Pisgah State Park Trail

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Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

A trail at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Pisgah State Park Trail

This is the main staging area off Hwy 119. Plenty of turnaround room for large trailers.

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Terrain example at Pisgah State Park Trail

Pisgah State Park Trail Photo

Some terrain at Pisgah State Park Trail

Water crossing at the reservoir.

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