Central NH

Central NH

Fox Forest, Hillsboro

309 Center Rd
Hillsborough  New Hampshire  03244
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

65%

Difficult

15%

Description

The Fox Research and Demonstration Forest is located in Hillsborough.

At almost 1500 acres the forest hosts about 22 miles of trails and old dirt roads almost all of which are open to mountain bikes.

The best description of the fores is on the NH Division of Forests and Lands website.

It's a great place to ride with some very challenging singletrack.

There is a spring seasonal mud closure from March 1st to as late as May 23rd. Though most years the trails open earlier after they've dried out.

You'll enjoy riding here. 

Hike New England - Fox State Forest Black Gum Swamp and Mud Pond  Getting it Right in the Digital Camera : Spring in the Fox Forest & Gleason  Falls  Fox Forest Loop - New Hampshire | AllTrails  NHFH: Fox Forest Tower  

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Goodale's Bike Shop

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Ride Headquarters Trail Mix Gravel Ride

Event Date

5/22/21 (All day)

Trail Mix Gravel Ride Series is Back!

Join us for incredibly beautiful cycling on dirt roads, quiet paved back roads, and gentle dirt trails of New Hampshire!

This ride is a gorgeous loop, starting and ending in New Boston, New Hampshire. We've ridden here a lot and have found an exceptional number of friendly people in the town and along the route.

 

We’re offering three fully-supported locations on the ride: one at the start, one mid-ride full of your favorite packaged bike foods, water and Ride Studio Iced Mochas, and post-ride, we'll have a filling meal for you to enjoy.



 

Ride Details:

  • Ride Type: Remote paved and dirt roads, social distance riding
  • Time & Date: Saturday, May 22. The first rider rolls out at 7:30 am
  • Starting Point: New Hampshire
  • Distance: 104 km, 65 miles
  • Price: $65 - Register Here

Your Registration includes:

  • A gorgeous, well-planned route: You’ll receive a well-vetted route file for your GPS computer, parking directions/instructions.
  • Staffed starting location with friendly faces, water, bike tools, portable toilets.
  • Staffed food stop with water, packaged bike food, Ride Studio Cafe Iced Mochas.
  • If you're riding alone, you have the peace of mind knowing there are other riders on the same route.
  • Route support via a cyclist riding sweep - you won't be the last rider.
  • You can ride this with your friends, as long as you and your friends register telling us this.
  • Substantial lunch at the end of the ride of delicious, just-prepared food that will hit the spot!

We have capped registration numbers and based on last year's attendance at these Trail Mix rides, we expect to be full by the end of the weekend. Don't miss out - register ASAP!

Ride Details & Registration

Be sure to sign NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Patria

Central NH

Southern NH

Bradford Area Community Trails

143 East Main St
Bradford  New Hampshire  03221
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

0%

Description

Description

This trail was developed by the Kearsarge Area Trail Association in conjunction with the Town of Bradford.  The goal was to build a multi-use trail on the unused property behind the Bradford Area Community Center (BACC).  With more trails are planned, the newly built trail is mostly single-track-width and incorporates a number of features found on the property.  The property spans a relatively flat area of Bradford and the trail was cut in a manner that allows a rider to maintain a relatively constant speed along the entire ride.  Several bridges were required to span wet areas and the trail builders retained some of the “unique” items the property collected over the years (see if you can find the cast iron skillet, old Ford hubcap, and the metal hoop from a wooden barrel.)

Rides

From the parking lot of the BACC, head straight to the back of the lot to access the trail.  About fifty yards in, the trail makes a “T”.  From here take a right and ride past the old foundation (keep it on your left) to find the entrance to the Ridge Line section of the trail in front of you.  This runs through the woods on the east side of the property and then heads downhill at the back of the property (keeping the stone wall on your right.)  At the bottom of the Back Wall section of the trail, you will ride across a bridge, up a short/steep section and then back out into the field.  Take the next right down a double-track section and look for the new single-track on your left (after the big tree.)    This section winds around itself a bit and then comes back out at the old foundation.  Take a quick right to go back into the woods, eventually crossing the double-track section and winding your way to the Hidden Pond section (note both a beaver lodge and a Great Blue Heron nest in the pond).  As you leave the pond behind you, you will head back to the main double-track that returns you to the BACC.   The BACC loop was designed to be ridden counter-clockwise but works in either direction.  Have fun!

 

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S & W Sports

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Local Eats

The Village Cafe

Appleseed Restaurant

Pizza Chef

Central NH

Trescott Water Supply Lands, Hanover

55 Trescott Rd
Hanover  New Hampshire  03755
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

10%

Description

Hanover's Trescott Water Supply Lands are the water source for the town. There are over 13 miles of multiuse trails here, only motorized vehicles and unleashed dogs are prohibited.

The trails are mellow rarely entering the intermediate-hard zone. There are quite a few old doubletracks but mostly you'll be enjoying some really fun trails.

Hanover Trescott abuts the Oak Hill Natural Area and a really big ride can be had by combining both. Read more about [node:title]

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West Hill Shop

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Central NH

Lipfert Forest, Cornish

1399 NH 12A
Cornish  New Hampshire  03745
United States

Easy

50%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Lipfert Forest is a very pleasant place to ride.  You can park at the Cornish/Claremont town line sign on Route 12-A. In all there are over 11 miles of trails here. Some of which connect into the Cornish Town Forest.

These are privately owned trails which, thanks to the generosty of the Lipfert Family are open to the general public. Read more about [node:title]

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West Hill Shop

Central NH

Frenches Ledges, Plainfield

90 Columbus Jordan Rd
Plainfield  New Hampshire  03781
United States
There are three good parking areas.

Easy

25%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

15%

Description

The town of Plainfiled hosts one of the most enjoyable small terail networks in the area. Frenches Ledges and the abuting Farnum trails have over 8 miles of excellent singletrack trails.

The highpoint of the area is the top of Frenches Ledges itself which has a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside.

While some of the main trails are marked, you'll discover many unmapped trails as you explore this area. 

The trails are maintained by the Plainfield Trailblazers. A hard copy of the map can be purchased at Plainfield's Meridan Town Hall located at 110 Main St and all proceeds go towards improving the trails.

The best description of the trails is located on the Trail Finder website.

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West Hill Shop

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Central NH

Oak Hill, Hanover

59 Oak Hill Dr
Hanover  New Hampshire  03755
United States

Easy

70%

Moderate

25%

Difficult

5%

Description

Oak Hill in Hanover New Hampshire is a long standing popular x-country ski area that also hosts over 16 miles of fun, though easy, mountain bike trails. Oak Hill also abuts Hanover's Trescott Water Supply Lands.

The MTB trails are maintained by the Dartmouth College Mountain Bike Club. Here's their description of the trails.

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West Hill SHop

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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.

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West Hill 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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