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      Originally referred to as A-H-L (Arnold-Haseltine-Lorden), Betty Arnold Forest now consists of 9 parcels of town conservation land totaling over 260 acres. The majority of the land of the Arnold Forest was purchased in 1985 by the ACC with Land Account funds. It is named for Elizabeth "Betty" Arnold, one of the first ACC commissioners. Logging in 2016 created access from Austin Road, and NEMBA crews have improved the existing trails and built several new ones. Other parcels include Lorden, Lorden2, Audette, Reusch, Haseltine and Desmarais.

      Cricket Hill dominates the center, and wetlands lie along it's flank to the west. The Bicentennial Trail dissects the property running North/South. The Lorden Path, dissected by the Bicentennial Trail, is a tale of 2 trails: The original section to the east, referred to as Lower Lorden, plunges downhill from Bicentennial and around the north shoulder of Cricket Hill. To the west, (Upper) Lorden Path, a 2018 addition designed for multi-use, climbs westward to the height of land via gentle switchbacks.

      The classic loop is best done clockwise from the parking lot: Desmarais, Bicentennial, (Lower) Lorden Path, and Cricket Crossing back to the beginning. Add Upper Lorden Path as an out & back lollipop loop, or alternately connect to Hemlock in Joe English Reserve. Add a small climb by doing the Arnold Trail/Loop to the top of Cricket Hill.

      The Arnold Loop is best done counterclockwise.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
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      Access Info:
      9 Austin Road Amherst, NH 03031
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      684 ft
      Total Vertical
      401 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      689 ft
      Reports
      29
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      2,151

      Photos of Betty Arnold Forest Mountain Bike

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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:27am
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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:25am
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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:21am
      Apr 20, 2021
      trail: B-H Trail
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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Apr 20, 2021
      trail: B-H Trail
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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Apr 20, 2021
      trail: B-H Trail
      14 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 6:59am
      Apr 20, 2021
      102 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      170 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018

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      user #1960998JkonishaddreportBetty Arnold Forest Entry and 3 more
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 11:47am
      Sep 27, 2022
      user #3091228jamalkeriddentrailBicentennial Trail - North and 3 more
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 11:24am
      Aug 18, 2022
      user #3110159ironlizardaddreportBicentennial Trail - North and 4 more
      Aug 15, 2022 @ 5:34am
      Aug 15, 2022
      user #1782893ajgarron22addreportLorden Path
      May 21, 2022 @ 8:11am
      May 21, 2022
      user #1835929dualcrownscottsparkaddreportLorden Path
      Apr 13, 2022 @ 9:31am
      Apr 13, 2022

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      user #1700879Jtbald21trailB-H Trail Ravine CrossingAbsolutely ridiculous. A very narrow, wooden...
      Dec 16, 2021 @ 5:32am
      Dec 16, 2021

      Nearby Areas

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      Haseltine 3 3 10.8 km
      Bicentennial South 3 21.2 km
      Joe English Reservation 2 9 1 11.3 km
      Pond Parish Town Forest 102.5 km
      Caesar's Brook 22.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike135 miles686 ft2 miles400 ft
      #1,969#1,0422029850
      Hike135 miles686 ft2 miles400 ft
      #1,526#92529138
      Trail Running135 miles686 ft2 miles400 ft
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