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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
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      Access Info:
      9 Austin Road Amherst, NH 03031
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      Open on Dec 31, 2018
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      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,230
      State Ranking
      #17
      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      956 ft
      Total Vertical
      376 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      664 ft
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      113

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      Photos of Betty Arnold Forest Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      Betty Arnold Forest Entry
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      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      Bicentennial Trail - North
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      Nearby Areas

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      Joe English Reservation 1 10.6 km
      Haseltine 1 3 10.8 km
      Bicentennial South 2 21.2 km
      Grater Woods/Pond Parish 10 73.4 km
      Lamsom Farm 14.1 km

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