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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 Status
      Caution as of Sep 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      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
      697 ft
      Total Vertical
      401 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      689 ft
      Reports
      16
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      1,746

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Betty Arnold Forest Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:27am
      Apr 20, 2021
      10 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:25am
      Apr 20, 2021
      5 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:21am
      Apr 20, 2021
      trail: B-H Trail
      1 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Apr 20, 2021
      trail: B-H Trail
      2 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Apr 20, 2021
      trail: B-H Trail
      5 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 6:59am
      Apr 20, 2021
      79 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      140 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailCricket Crossing
      Aug 31, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Aug 31, 2021
      user #1013711bppowaddreportLorden Path
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:11pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #1504481KoflachvotetrailBicentennial Trail - Betty Arnold Forest
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 7:25am
      Jul 15, 2021
      user #1504481KoflachriddentrailBicentennial Trail - Betty Arnold Forest
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 7:25am
      Jul 15, 2021
      user #1835929dualcrownscottsparkaddreportBicentennial Trail - Betty Arnold Forest and 1 more
      Jun 28, 2021 @ 4:37pm
      Jun 28, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Haseltine 3 3 10.8 km
      Bicentennial South 2 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 miles696 ft2 miles400 ft
      #1,780#9311916617
      Hike135 miles696 ft2 miles400 ft
      #1,374#82516114
      Trail Running135 miles696 ft2 miles400 ft
      #1,381#824163
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