Central NH

Central NH

Boston Lots, West Lebanon

434 N Main St
West Lebanon  New Hampshire  03784
United States

Easy

15%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

30%

Description

Lebanon's Boston Lots is an incredible place to ride. Over 30 miles of trails ranging from mellow to meltdown. Easily many days of riding and exploring.

The land manager is Dartmouth College. But the trails are maintained and loved by the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association who's webpage has an excellent trail description as well as for many other local riding hotspots.

UVMBA is a great group and if you do more than casual riding here it would be a good group to join.

Additional information is at MTB Project.

At 1030' the high point in the Boston Lots is Burnt Hill.  You'll do a lot of climbing, some quite technical to get there. Expect to do some exploring and after a few rides you'll come up with your personal favorite trailsand routes.

Since elevation gain and loss is important here I'd suggest starting  from the "Nature Lot" parking lot located at 287 Mascoma Street and doing most of your climbing on trails like the Burnt Pathway. That way you'll enjoy some fantastic downhills rather tahn walking quite a bit up them.  You can get a waterproof map and some trail suggestions at Mason Racing Cycles and Omer & Bob's both of which are located about 1/2 mile from the trilhead.

Be sure to check out the Kid's & Family trails.  They are perfect for a warm up or a cool down.

You'll be challenged by many of the trails at Boston Lots. Especially if you're going in the wrong direction.

Kids trails, techncal singletrack awesome downhills, lots of VERY well constructed and maintained trails.

There's a lot at Boston Lots.

 

By Bill Boles

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Central NH

Green Woodlands, Dorchester

1756 NH 118
Dorchester  New Hampshire  03266
United States
NH-118 is also called Dorchester Rd.

Easy

50%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

20%

Description

Green Woodlands consists of 35 square miles of contiguous property all but 20 acres of which is open to the general public.

Currenty there are almost 50 miles of singletracks and doubletracks. Many of the Singletracks have been machine built.

They have a very open recreational use policy and their only charge for using their trail system is "a smile."

Beginning in August 2019, Green Woodlands has initiated a one-year trial to allow Class 1 eMTBs on their trails. This is an exciting development. Here is their announcement:

So, after a good deal of research, discussions with our team as well as other mountain bike organizations, we've decided to move forward with allowing class 1 pedal assist e-bikes on our trails on a pilot basis this year. Class 1 e-bikes are defined as pedal assist only, no throttle, with a max assisted speed of 20 mph. We do ask that you help us by keeping within these guidelines, and help this pilot be successful. Other e-bike classes (eg, throttle based) or motorized vehicles are not allowed on Green Woodlands trails.

Check their Facebook Page for the latest information and trail updates. Read more about [node:title]

Local Shops

West Hill Shop

Last Stop Bike Shop

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Central NH

Cornish Town Forest, Claremont

Paddy Hollow Road
Claremont  New Hampshire  03745
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Cornish Town Forest consists of 270 acres and about 8 miles of trails. 

The trails consist of fun singletracks and a few old logging roads.  

From the top of Wellman's Hill, 1,100' there's a great view of Mt Ascutney.

There are various parking areas as you'll see by looking at the maps. But the best place to park is on Paddy Holloiw Road. From Claremont follow Paddy Hollow north until you get to the Cornish Town Forest.

It should be noted that the town forest is only part of a much larger 1800 acre open space. You will find many other trials in this area including the Lipfert Forest which can be accessed from this same parking lot.

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West Hill Shop

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Central NH

Newport Town Forest / The Pinnacle

268 North Main St
Newport  New Hampshire  03773
United States
Park near the track and look for the trails leading into the woods.

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

The Newport Town Forest is an awesome place to ride. The forest's trails connect into a much vaster network of local trails. Expect to do a lot of climbing, and a lot of exploring. 

The 1362 foot summit, The Pinnacle can be reached on an old doubletrack. That doubletrack is best accesed from the Barton & Colt Trailhead. That's loacted in a dirt parking lot on Summer Street just north of house # 183.

Most people park near the Newport Middle / High School and access the trails behind the running track. 

Expect to spend a few day's exploring the Pinnacle and the adjacent trails. 

Much of the trail work and the first map at the top of the page were created by Team Pinnacle. Check out their website for more information on the Newport Town Forest as well as other local riding areas. Read more about [node:title]

Central NH

Moody Park, Claremont

152 Maple Ave
Claremont  New Hampshire  03743
United States

Easy

35%

Moderate

45%

Difficult

20%

Description

Moddy Park in Claremont New Hampshire is a really fun place to ride. The park's 325 acres offer about ten miles of trails. Everythng from mild doubletrack to bar gripping downhills. Mountain bikes are welcomed here although large groups, such as in an event, need to get a permit. Read more about [node:title]

Local Shops

West Hill Shop

MeesCO Cycles

365 Cycles

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Central NH

Pemigewasset Valley Trails, Plymouth

19 Prince Haven Rd.
Plymouth  New Hampshire  03264
United States

Description

Welcome to Plymouth – the gateway to the outdoor recreation in the western White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Lakes Region, you are a short trip away from world class hiking, skiing, biking, climbing and water sports.

Pemi Valley NEMBA has partnered with the Town of Plymouth, the Holderness Conservation Commission and the Oxbow Initiative to create great mountain biking opportunities with riding distance of downtown. For a more detailed map go to the Fox Park and Gyroscope Trail links on the Pemi Valley NEMBA Page.

Fox Park

The Trails: Fox Park’s singletrack trails are designed with intermediate riders in mind. These trails feature a great mix of flow and technical riding. You will encounter roots, rocks and steep terrain on these trails. For walkers, the doubletrack trails are most suitable.

Parking: the town of Plymouth has a large parking lot on Prince Haven Drive, off of Langdon Street. There is an informational kiosk and port-a-potty.

Gyroscope Trails

The Trails: The Pemigewasset Riverside Park, on the Holderness side of the river, has long been known to mountain bikers as the “Gyroscope Trails”, or “Gyro”. The trail network is unique in New Hampshire for its absence of rocks – making it a true beginner network. The winding and twisted single track is a great place to develop your turning skills.

Jump Area: The jump area contains advanced and expert features. Please use caution.

Getting There: Please park at Fox Park or the Plymouth Pump Track and ride across the river to get to Gyro. Railroad Square and Green Street provide a safe, low-traffic around Main Street, for bikers to get from the Pump Track to the bridge.

Pump Track

The Track: The pump track is a great place for beginners to develop their skills. There is a starting ramp and a figure-eight track of rollers and berms that winds its way through the old concrete supports, which also serve as a public graffiti canvas. Read more about [node:title]

Local Shops

Rhino Bike Works

Last Stop Bike SHop

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Central NH

Gyroscope Bike Trails, Plymouth

19 Prince Haven Rd
Plymouth  New Hampshire  03264
United States

Description

The Trails: The Pemigewasset Riverside Park, on the Holderness side of the river, has long been known to mountain bikers as the “Gyroscope Trails”, or “Gyro”. This trail network is unique in New Hampshire for its absence of rocks – making it a true beginner network. The winding and twisted single track is a great place to develop your turning skills.

Jump Area: The jump area contains advanced and expert features. Please use caution.

Getting There: Please park at Fox Park or the Plymouth Pump Track and ride across the river to get to Gyro. Railroad Square and Green Street provide a safe, low-traffic route around Main Street, for bikers to get from the Pump Track to the bridge. Read more about [node:title]

Local Shops

Rhino Bike Works

Last Stop Bike Shop

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Northern NH

Central NH

Fox Park Trails, Plymouth

19 Prince Haven Rd.
Plymouth  New Hampshire  03264
United States

Easy

5%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

35%

Description

Fox Park Trails on Price Haven Road, Plymouth, NH

Pemi Valley NEMBA's largest project to date!  Fox Park has several long, hand built long looping switchbacking trails.  There are quite a few hills to climb. But then you get some truly awesome flowy downhills, as your reward. There are plenty of tight tight technical sections and lots of hand made berms on the tighter corners. First time visitors may well find themselves off their bikes a bit. But by your second time around you'll know what to expect and the trails will seem much easier.

 All of the singletracks are designed to be ridden in both directions, and each direction brings it's own set of challenges and rewards.

There's a short beginners loop, But most true beginnners will find it a bit daunting.

While there's a little something for everyone at Fox Park, people who favor technical challenges will be happiest here. 

Stop by Rhino Bikes to get trail recommendation, and first hand accounts of the system.

Local Shops

Rhino Bikes Works

Last Stop Bike Shop

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Central NH NEMBA Mini-Xs a Flow Trail

Monday, August 4, 2014

Central NH NEMBA has just completed building a "flow trail" in Page Hill. For a number of weeks the chapter has been operating a mini-excavator to build the trail, and now the final touchs are just being finished up.  Come ride!

A flow trail is a gravity trail that has lets the ride flow down as if on a roller coaster. There are bermed, banked turns, short whoops but now sudden changes in direction or gnary technical features. It's a trail that requires minimal pedalling and just lets the rider carve and surf his or her way down.

It was a long day but Central NH NEMBA managed to punch through and complete work with the Kubota on their last day renting a mini-excavator.  Most all of the hand work, fine tuning and sculpting is also done and they're proud to present their new flow trail to the world -- called Shock Therapy.

CNH NEMBA board member, Kevin Orlowski, commented "I'm not sure what the final head count for the day was but I want to say it was a crew of around 20 give or take a few.  Many of which put in near a 12 hour day to put this trail to bed.  This was a big team effort by the chapter but a special congratulations is in order for Jesse McGowan who really championed this project and saw it through to completion."

A flow trail like this is never fully 'complete'.  CNH NEMBA have been test riding sections as they were built, trying to make sure the lines made sense and the flow was indeed present but speeds will increase as it rides in and there is always smoothing and tweaking to be done.  The last 10 feet or so of the trail is still a tad rough as the crew was running out of daylight at the end of the day but everything else has been tampered / trimmed / buffed out.

Check out photos of the project on the CNH NEMBA blog:  http://www.cnhnemba.org/2014/08/flow-trail-complete.html

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