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Sugar River Recreation Trail

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Sugar River Trail, Belknap ATV Trails, Newport Trails, Sullivan County ATV Club

Last Known StatusOpen

This multiple use trail is about nine miles long and follows an old railroad bed along the Sugar River. The trail goes over many bridges, including two covered bridges and the area has some nice forest scenery. As expected, the terrain is all easy to moderate with no steep hills and it's a nice easy ride for all skill levels including kids.

The trail is open daily and is one of the few motorized trails that remain open during mud season. Parking is available off Belknap Avenue as well as on the opposite end off Route 11. Again, this is a multiple use trail that is also popular with mountain bikers and hikers, so use caution.

This trail is maintained by the Sullivan County ATV Club, so be sure to say thanks for all their hard work.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNH OHRV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
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 UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Motocross Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail9
Climate TypeForest
Elevation500 to 800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has no rocks.None
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis vacant land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis vacant land has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has no intermediate level terrain.None
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandPublic

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Circle K (603) 863-2490
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Circle K (603) 863-2490
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Crow's Nest Campground (603) 863-6170
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Crow's Nest Campground (603) 863-6170
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Crow's Nest Campground (603) 863-6170
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (E)Mount Sunapee State Park Campground (603) 763-5561
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Circle K (603) 863-2490

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityNewport, NH
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From: Newport, NH
1) Take Hwy 10/N. Main Street north to Belknap Avenue
2) Turn left (west) on Belknap Avenue, continue .1 miles
3) Look for the Newport Recreation Department on the right, park here.

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 InfoSullivan County ATV Club
(603) 287-1203
info@sullivancountyatv.org
sullivancountyatv.ridetrails.org

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Sugar River Trail Photo

Sugar River Recreation Trail

Photo Submitted 7/11/2017 (Thanks!)

Sugar River Trail Photo

Sugar River Recreation Trail

Photo Submitted 7/11/2017 (Thanks!)

Sugar River Trail Photo

Sugar River Recreation Trail

Photo Submitted 10/3/2016 (Thanks!)

Sugar River Trail Photo

Sugar River Recreation Trail

Photo Submitted 3/27/2012 (Thanks!)

Sugar River Trail Photo

Sugar River Recreation Trail

Photo Submitted 5/18/2014 (Thanks!)

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