Gorham is THE gateway to the North Country's ATV trails. The new southern entrance leading to the ATV trails is just a short ride up the street from the Top Notch Inn. Yes! You can ride your ATV on the road legally!
While the state of New Hampshire boasts nearly 800 miles of state and club maintained off highway recreational vehicle riding trails, the ever-expanding trail system leaving from Gorham, NH in the Jericho Mountain State Park makes the Great North Woods an increasingly popular destination for ATV enthusiasts. Located in Berlin, the 7,500 acre park is centered on the sparkling shores of Jericho Lake, a man-made lake built in the 1970s.
Designed to be the Northeast's largest publicly owned ATV trail system, Jericho Mountain State Park will eventually have 136 miles of trails as well as features like a gravel pit, a junior trail and a training area. Trails will be designed for all difficulty levels, with 27 miles of greens being a minimum of 15 feet wide, 90 miles of blues approximately eight feet wide, and nine miles of blacks designated for those looking for a difficult ride, with natural or man-made obstacles like rock climbs, boulder fields, stumps and sharp turns, often times in combination with steep slopes, making them ideal for aggressive and experienced riders. The park will also offer fishing, canoeing/kayaking and camping for both tents and RVs for its spring, summer and fall visitors.
Today, there are currently more than 90 miles of trails, with more being added by the month. The Androscoggin Valley ATV club is the host club for the park, and they also maintain 12 miles of the Success Trails. Jericho Mountain State Park is located on Jericho Lake Road, off New Hampshire Route 110 West, in the city of Berlin approximately 11 miles north from the Top Notch Inn. For more information on the Jericho Mountain State Park and the latest trail conditions, visit the New Hampshire Trails Bureau or the Androscoggin Valley ATV Club.