ATV Riding in NH: Ride the Wilds

Ride the Wilds, Coos County, is the northeast’s largest interconnected ATV trail system that delivers trails across Coos County, New Hampshire. Hop on your rig and ride along miles and miles of trail through the rugged forested landscape of the Great North Woods, where the views are incomparable, and the trails deliver hours of ATV riding in NH that is as close as the nearest trailhead.

Dedicated in June 2013, Ride the Wilds offers three seasons of ATV riding in NH and provides access to more than 1,000 miles of interconnected trails that make it possible to head out for a day or more, with opportunities to stop and stay along the way.

Whether you are a novice or experienced rider, you will love the varied terrain of the Ride the Wilds trail system, from wide sweeps of undeveloped land that encompass the mountains, bogs, pastures, and panoramas of northern New Hampshire, to graveled roads, woods trails, and plenty of nice and messy muddy areas.

Enjoy the connectivity of the trails without trailering your machine from one location to another. Choose your starting and stopping points from more than a dozen options.

To accommodate riders, all the towns within the Ride the Wilds trail system allow ATVs on town roads to access services like food, gas, and lodging, or to connect with other sections of trail. Look for ATV Permitted Signs on open sections of the highway.

Included in the trail system are:

Over 120 miles of trails in the 8,000-acre Perry Stream Land and Timber Company holdings maintained by the Great North Woods ATV Club in Pittsburg
Over 120 miles of trails maintained by the Metallak ATV Club in Stewartstown, Colebrook, Columbia, and Dixville
Over 130 miles of trails in Millsfield maintained by the Millsfield ATV Club
50 miles of trails in Success and Milan maintained by the Sunrise ATV Club
80 miles of trails in the 7,500-acre Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin maintained by the State of New Hampshire
More than 120 miles of trails across 30,000 acres in Stratford maintained by the North Country ATV Club
The Kilkenny Trail Riders of Lancaster, the Umbagog ATV Club of Errol, the Presidential ATV Club of Gorham, and the Androscoggin ATV Club of Berlin maintain many additional miles of trails.

Not sure where to start?

Consider choosing one of these five traditional ways to enter ATV Riding in NH or contact the local Chamber of Commerce for additional information. Many clubs have maps available directly or inconvenience and sporting goods stores in the communities where their trails exist.

North Portal: Riding areas in the Town of Pittsburg
Northwest Portal: Riding areas in the Towns of Colebrook, Stewartstown, Columbia & Stratford
Northeast Portal: Riding areas in the Towns of Millsfield, Errol, Dummer & Dix Grant
Southeast Portal: Riding areas in the towns of Berlin, Cambridge, Gorham, Milan, and Success
Southwestern Portal: Consists of riding areas in Lancaster & Groveton

Rentals and Tours
You don’t have to own a rig to enjoy ATV Riding in NH. A number of outstanding businesses located right along the Ride the Wilds trail system can provide a complete rental package for a day of riding enjoyment, including the ATV, instruction and all the safety equipment required.
Many also offer guided tours if you want to be sure you hit the best trails or have an experienced guide to navigate the trails for you.

So take advantage of the opportunities for ATV riding NH – you won’t be disappointed! And while you’re here, be sure to book a room at the Royalty Inn in Gorham NH. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, free Wi-Fi, restaurant, indoor/outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, health club, game room, and guest laundry. It’s New Hampshire’s best vacation home away from home!

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