Welcome to New Hampshire’s Cotton Valley Rail Trail

Enjoying a beautiful day on the Cotton Valley Rail Trail!

Welcome to the Cotton Valley Rail Trail

Where you can  Walk – Run – Ride – Get healthy &  More

Wolfeboro – Brookfield – Wakefield, New Hampshire

The Cotton Valley Rail Trail is located in Wolfeboro, Brookfield and Wakefield, New Hampshire. This 12 mile hard packed Trail offers recreational opportunities to people of all ages and interests – walking, biking (please use caution on platforms when transitioning from trail to inside the rails), running,  wildlife viewing, fishing and railway motor cars. And in winter cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

The Cotton Valley Trail Committee (CVTC) and all its partners and volunteers hope that you enjoy the opportunity to get outside and experience nature in a safe and beautiful environment. The CVTC suggests starting in downtown Wolfeboro or Turntable Park, Wakefield or anywhere in between to enjoy views of lakes, woods, open spaces, wetlands and wildlife. Take a moment to rest on one of our many benches or picnic tables and enjoy the silence and sounds of nature without traffic!

Please see our Trail Overview Page and Map Page for additional details.


Rail trail is ready for use again

Cotton Valley Rail Trail is open from end to end! In the next few weeks, Long logs will be picked up and taken to be milled.

The Cotton Valley Trail Committee (CVTC), the Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club (CVRTC), and the NH Bureau of Trails will work together to clean off the sides of the trail so summer mowing can take place.

Special Thanks to Frank and Josh from the NH Bureau of Trails for the outstanding job they accomplished in 5 days! And thanks to all the volunteers who stepped in and helped!

You can help by removing small debris off the trail and rails. Please throw debris 8’ from the edge of the trail.