ODIORNE POINT STATE PARK TRAILS:
RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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Last Updated: July 13, 2020
Length: Odiorne Point SP Bike Trail; 1 mile
Odiorne Point SP Loop Trail; 2.9 mile Loop
Odiorne Point SP Bike & Loop Trail; 3.4 mile Loop
Difficulty: Odiorne Point SP Bike Trail; Easy. Flat paved trail.
Odiorne Point SP Trails; Easy. Paved, hard packed dirt, gravel & grass trails.
To Start from Boat Launch parking lot (Fee) [Northern End]; From I-95 take exit 3 to Route 33 east. After a mile turn right on Peverly Hill Rd. Cross Route 1 and continue straight on Elwyn Rd. At the roundabout continue along Route 1A south for 1.2 miles. Parking lot is on your left. You may also park at the Main Entrance parking lot a bit further along Route 1A (Fee).
To Start from the Route 1A Turnout [Southern End]; Continue along Route 1A south for less then a mile. Parking on your left.
Odiorne Point SP borders the Gulf of Maine along its south and east borders and the Piscataque River to the north. A paved Bike Path parallels Ocean Blvd while hard packed dirt & grass Trails wind through the park. Combining all these trails creates a nice Loop Trail. Highlights include the Seacoast Science Center, views of the Gulf of Maine and various Coves, as well as, old WWII Battery's. For more information visit; Odiorne Point SP
Odiorne Point SP Bike Path:
Starting from Boat Launch parking lot; The parking lot overlooks a salt marsh.
Note; Heading West the paved trail crosses a bridge over the Piscataqua River and ends.
Heading East the paved Odiorne Point SP Bike Path travels alongside Route 1A. Across the road is a large salt marsh. Informational signs along route. Pass by several trails that travel into the park. Pass by the main entrance road into the park at 0.7 miles. You then come to the Route 1A Turnout at 0.9 miles. Across the sand dune is Periwinkle Cove.
Note; If you continue along Route 1A to the next turnout, across the sand dune is Periwinkle Cove's Sculpture Park. Lots of man made rock cairns.
Odiorne Point SP Trails:
Starting from the Route 1A Turnout; Head north along the paved Odiorne Point SP Bike Path to the main entrance road into the park. Head past the Gate House to the parking lot. Left are the remains of Battery 204. Map board here. Paved trail begins here at an intersection. Follow the trail along the parking lot to another intersection. This is the Gun Mount Loop on the map. Bear right. This loop takes you out to Odiorne Point and scenic Gulf of Maine views & rocky shore. Picnic area, playground, restrooms and old Gun Mounts. Return to the parking lot and back to the Map board. Now travel right along the paved trail to the SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER at 0.8 miles. Then return back toward the Gate House. Just before the gate house head right along the road around Battery 204. Just before you reach the backside of the Seacoast Science Center look left to spot the Monument Way trail. Follow this narrow hard packed dirt & gravel path. This follows alongside the shoreline. Pass by the Founders Monument (First settlement 1623) at 1.3 miles. Nice views of the Gulf of Maine and a lighthouse. Confine straight along the Sugar Maple Trail which travels inland to a Y intersection. Bear right along the Battery Seaman Trail. Pass by Battery Seaman Gun #1 casemate along your left. Impressive, tunnel all the way through. Pass by Battery Seaman Gun #2 Casemate before coming to an intersection at 1.7 miles for Frost Point Trail. Head right to an intersection.
Note; Left is the grass & sandy Sagamore Trail. Not great for biking.
Continue straight along Frost Point Loop, which is an open grass trail that brings you to Frost Point Breakwater (stone breakwater that you can walk on) overlooking the Gulf of Maine. Picnic tables. Piscataqua River enters the Gulf of Maine here. Jaffrey Point across the way. Return to Battery Seaman and head right along Frost Point Trail through the woods which brings you out to the Odiorne Point SP Bike Path at 2.2 miles.
Note; Left along the Odiorne Point SP Bike Path will return you to the Route 1A Turnout for a 2.9 mile Loop.
Note; Head right along the Odiorne Point SP Bike Path to return to the Boat Launch parking lot for a 3.4 mile Loop (All trails together).
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