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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Trail riding in Amherst began in earnest in May 2016 when the OHRV ordinance prohibiting use on town trails was revised to exclude bicycles - which are of course not OHRVs. This left the decision up to the Conservation Commission to decide on permitted uses on a parcel by parcel basis. For town land, unless posted no bikes, it's rideable.

      There are a few primary riding areas in town. The centerpiece for riding is the Fellowship of the Ring themed Haseltine, where early NEMBA chapter members build single track. Nearby, the Bicentennial Trail connects 3 major areas - Joe English Reservation, Betty Arnold Forest, and a collection of parcels referred to here as "Bicentennial South". The B-H Trail connects Bicentennial to Haseltine, so they are all connected without the need to ride on the road. In all, nearly 20 miles of connected trails. Other small areas include Lindabury Orchard, Caesar's Brook, Patch Hill, Converse Woods, Grater Road, Pond Parish/Converse Woods. Finally, the Grater Road trails/trailhead serves as a primary access/connection into an extensive network of the Grater Woods trails in Merrimack.
      source: ACC Page
      Region Details
      • 7
      • 17
      • 27
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 28, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      59
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      58
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      19
      Trails Nordic Ski
      11
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      5,571 ft
      Total Vertical
      455 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      689 ft
      Reports
      32
      Photos
      4
      Ridden Counter
      2,303
      Sub Regions

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 6 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 34 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance

      Photos of Amherst Mountain Bike

      trail: Lorden Path
      26 |
      May 9, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      May 9, 2020
      report
      trail: Caterpillar
      12 |
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 4:13pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      47 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      100 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018

      Videos of Amherst Mountain Bike

      D.J.'s Rewind
      trail: Bullwinkle
      4:08 | 143 | Jul 21, 2012

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Caterpillar
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      IdealVie4goldfallen tree

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Legolas
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Mar 8, 2020
      Freeze/thaw CycleThombcook
      Rivendell
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Mar 8, 2020
      UnknownThombcook
      Gandalf
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Mar 8, 2020
      UnknownThombcook
      Strider
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Mar 8, 2020
      WetThombcook
      Amherst Pump Track
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Nov 10, 2019
      WetPuresurreal
      Hammond Brook/PMEC Connector
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 10:18am
      Oct 28, 2019
      VariableFlynniusTypical fall riding - slick leaves on top...
      Hemlock Trail
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 10:18am
      Oct 28, 2019
      VariableFlynniusTypical fall riding - slick leaves on top...
      Bobtail
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 10:18am
      Oct 28, 2019
      VariableFlynniusTypical fall riding - was blown down and...
      Highland-Plumb Connector
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 10:18am
      Oct 28, 2019
      VariableFlynniusTypical fall riding - slick leaves on top...
      Plumb Trail
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2236058lprokopetsvotetrailHemlock Trail
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 1, 2020
      user #1800227Vie4goldaddreportCaterpillar
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 6:12am
      Jul 29, 2020
      user #2266413DW83wishlisttrailBicentennial Trail and 1 more
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #2266413DW83wishlisttrailBetty Arnold Forest Entry and 5 more
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 1:55pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #1949193sforesiriddentrailHighland Trail
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 11:03am
      Jul 15, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1952119PuresurrealreportAmherst Pump TrackFeatures are dry but pump track is very muddy
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 10:12am
      Nov 10, 2019
      user #1321494FlynniustrailBicentennial Trail - JERTechnical and long, but so much fun. Only...
      Nov 4, 2019 @ 8:55pm
      Nov 4, 2019
      user #1052908gwesleyrreportFrodo's RingYup, first day of spring, and mud seasons...
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 11:19am
      Mar 22, 2019

      Local Badges

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      • Admins: SNH NEMBA, gwesleyr, Jhardner, SNH NEMBA
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