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Hopkinton-Everett Trail System

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Other Names

Stark Pond, Stark Brook, Bob Thomas Trail, River Loop, Bassett Mill Loop, Sugar Hill Loop

Last Known StatusClosed For Season  (closed for mud season)

This popular ATV area offers around 26 miles of narrow woods trails and designated single track motorcycle loops. The trails are regularly maintained and have moderate elevation changes with some pretty cool bridge crossings and pleasant views of Everett Lake.

The main staging is actually two fenced off adjacent dirt lots but there is plenty of space to accommodate large trailers. Each dirt lot has an informational kiosk and a loading ramp. There is no fee to ride but machines must display a current New Hampshire OHRV Sticker.

The trails are open daily during daylight hours but may close on short notice due to flood control operations so call first before heading out.

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Permit RequiredYesNH OHRV Sticker
Dates OpenLate May through late November (weather and reservoir flood management operations permitting)
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 and narrow terrain
vehicles under 1,000lbs dry weight and 50 inches wide permitted
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)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibitedsmall gas grills are permitted in the parking lot
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentWhen trails are snow covered, the road that goes through the area (Old 77) is closed to all use except for snowmobiles. For current road conditions contact the US Army Corps of Engineers.


Approx Size10,000 acres (16 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail26
Climate TypeForest
Elevation380 to 420 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintainedtrails are marked with directional arrow signs
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 some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Manytrail system has over 100 bridge crossings
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis USACE land has many single track trails.Manysingle track trails have a maximum width of 36 inches
RoadsThis USACE land has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe USACE land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis USACE land has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
Commentmost trail are one-way but some sections are open to two-way traffic


AreaMotorized Trails
LandArmy Corps of Engineers


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Trailside Gas (603) 774-8556
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Trailside Gas (603) 774-8556
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Cold Springs Campground (603) 529-2528
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Cold Springs Campground (603) 529-2528
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Cold Springs Campground (603) 529-2528
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Cold Springs Campground (603) 529-2528
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Trailside Gas (603) 774-8556




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityConcord, NH
AddressRay Road, Dunbarton, NH 03046
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Concord, NH
1) Take SR-13 West about 6 miles
2) Turn left (south) onto Ray Road, continue about 1 mile toward staging area.


Contact InfoMatthew Hackett (Park Ranger)
US Army Corps of Engineers - Hopkinton-everett Lake
2097 Maple Street
Contoocook, NH 03229
(603) 746-3601
CommentExt 321
Contact InfoNew Hampshire Fish And Game - OHRV Department
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4300
(603) 271-3129
Contact InfoMerrimack Valley Trail Riders
16 Winding Pond Road
Londonderry, NH 03053


Hopkinton-Everett Trail Photo

Hopkinton-Everett Trail System

Most of the trails are fairly smooth with occasional loose chunk rock and exposed tree roots.

Hopkinton-Everett Trail Photo

Group of ATV riders riding over a wooden bridge.

The trail system has many wooden bridges that cross over shallow creeks. The bridges support ATVs and UTVs up to 50 inches wide.

Hopkinton-Everett Trail Photo

Scenic view of ATV trail in the woods.

Most of the trails are twisty with light elevation changes.

Hopkinton-Everett Trail Photo

Photo of wild sunflowers taken from the ATV trail.

The forest is full of various wildflowers that can be seen from the ATV trails.

Hopkinton-Everett Trail Photo

View of lake taken from the trail with fall foliage.

Fall is one of the best times to visit this area.

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