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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • 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 Lundabury 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
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      Open on Jul 9, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,500
      State Ranking
      #14
      Trails (view details)
      32
      Trails Mountain Bike
      32
      Trails Hike
      32
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      4,323 ft
      Total Vertical
      446 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      689 ft
      Reports
      21
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      697
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Amherst Mountain Bike

      22 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      44 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Plumb Trail
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Bobtail
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Hammond Brook/PMEC Connector
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Hemlock Trail
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Hemlock Connector
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Lorden Path
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Bicentennial Trail - Betty Arnold Forest
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Connector
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Desmarais Trail
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
      Betty Arnold Forest Entry
      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      VariableFastmedstudMostly dry with intermittent mud patches.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1052908gwesleyraddridelogJul 17, 2019 ride log
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 5:00am
      3 hours
      user #1793952jrstudleyaddridelogJul 16, 2019 ride log
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 5:14pm
      14 hours
      user #1333978JAOaddridelogJul 16, 2019 ride log
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 3:25pm
      16 hours
      user #1212675Aidan927addridelogJul 16, 2019 ride log
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:55pm
      18 hours
      user #1325648finn202addridelogJul 14, 2019 ride log
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 11:58am
      3 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #1052908gwesleyrreportFrodo's RingYup, first day of spring, and mud seasons...
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 11:19am
      Mar 22, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Betty Arnold Forest 3 9 10.1 km
      Haseltine 1 4 10.9 km
      Joe English Reservation 5 11.2 km
      Bicentennial South 2 21.3 km
      Grater Woods/Pond Parish 10 73.5 km

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      • By ryanhinrichs & contributors
      • Admins: StephaneMarceau, WillieJacobsz, Boliver19, SNH NEMBA, gwesleyr, Jhardner
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