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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
      Open as of May 25, 2024

      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
      42
      Photos
      25
      Ridden Counter
      2,506

      Photos of Betty Arnold Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Arnold Trail
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      Sep 15, 2023 @ 12:03pm
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      trail: Arnold Trail
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      Sep 15, 2023 @ 12:03pm
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      Sep 15, 2023 @ 11:52am
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      Sep 15, 2023 @ 11:52am
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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:27am
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      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
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      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018

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      Recent Comments

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      mappermooktrailLorden PathPretty easy climb, and a fun flowy descent...
      May 26, 2024 @ 7:14am
      2 days
      Jtbald21trailB-H Trail Ravine CrossingAbsolutely ridiculous. A very narrow, wooden...
      Dec 16, 2021 @ 5:32am
      Dec 16, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Haseltine 4 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
      #2,182#1,16825421,057
      Hike135 miles686 ft2 miles400 ft
      #1,684#1,02642184
      Trail Running135 miles686 ft2 miles400 ft
      #1,684#1,0244258
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