Trail Information & Parking & Accomodations

*** Opening this Saturday June 12th*** check the News page for important details!!


Sullivan County ATV Club has approximately 60 miles of trails.

Ranging in terrain from the flat Rail Bed for beginners to rocky technical trail for the experienced rider.

Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail – 9 mile State owned rail bed from the Newport Recreation Department on Belknap Ave to the trail parking on Washington St. in Claremont. With two historic covered bridges, this trail can only accommodate 50” wide OHRVs due to 8 state gates .

Off from the Rail Trail are the Mica Mine trails. These are technical trails leading to the Mica Mine with beautiful views of downtown Claremont and Mt. Ascutney. You’ll find the actual mine with mica shining all around.

Cat Hole Trails – Follow Veteran’s Park Rd. up to Cat Hole Rd. Please follow the 10 MPH speed limit signs, stay to the right and be courteous to local drivers and neighbors. Most trails in this area are wide enough for 65″. Each year we have to ask for permission to use this connector by the City of Claremont. Please be respectful. Note most of these trails are very technical and are for experienced riders. Cat Hole Rd straight to the Powerlines and scenic views is good for those with less experiance.

Trails within Cat Hole:   Bruce’s – Stagecoach – Warming Hut – Cat Hole – Cat Hole By-Pass- Powerlines

Fitch Reservoir – Whitewater Brook – Cornish Turnpike – Vern’s – Chapin Pond – Fred’s – Ernie’s (50″)- Marko’s

Arrowhead Ski Area – Parking in the ski area lot. Up to 65″ wide. 4.5 mile loop. The trail will take you up to the peak. Be sure to look for the log cabin under the flag. No Trail Bikes allowed across the field on the loop.



Rail Trail Parking:  Newport Side: next to the Newport Recreational Department. From the center of Newport, head ¼ mile north on Route 10 and turn left onto Belknap Avenue. Parking is located 1/10 of a mile from this turn.

Claremont Side: Trail Head on Washington St., Routes 11 and 103past the Home Depot store.

Burger King Parking – park in the lot in back of the restaurant and ride the BK trail to Veteran’s Park Rd. to Cat Hole.

Veteran’s Park ParkingFor special events only – From Washington St. take Winter St. (Irving Gas Station) take right on Veteran’s Park Rd. Parking can be limited during softball games. Please do not park on the grass. Ride Veteran’s Park Rd. to Cat Hole.

Cat Hole Landing Lot – There is limited parking here at the old log landing. Located at the end of Cat Hole Rd as it turns to Class IV road.


Local Accommodations

Roadway Inn
24 Sullivan St. Claremont, NH 03743

Claremont Motor Lodge
16 Beauregard St. Claremont, NH 03743

The Common Man Inn
21 Water St. Claremont, NH 03743

Crow’s Nest Campground
529 South Main St. Newport, NH 03773

Newport Motel
467 Sunapee St. Newport, NH 03773