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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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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 31, 2019
      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
      825 ft
      Total Vertical
      401 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      689 ft
      Reports
      7
      Photos
      3
      Ridden Counter
      1,015

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Betty Arnold Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Lorden Path
      26 |
      May 9, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      May 9, 2020
      48 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      101 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      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.
      Lorden Path
      Mar 29, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Mar 29, 2019
      Wetfinn202Snow almost all gone little muddy from rain

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1778164AirosolonthewallriddentrailDesmarais Trail
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 9:21am
      1 days
      user #2266413DW83wishlisttrailBetty Arnold Forest Entry and 5 more
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 1:55pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #2096966wradfordriddentrailDesmarais Trail
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 5:32pm
      Jun 14, 2020
      user #1259870Twagner1riddentrailBicentennial Trail - North
      May 25, 2020 @ 11:15am
      May 25, 2020
      user #1052908gwesleyrupdatetrailB-H Trail
      May 18, 2020 @ 10:24am
      May 18, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Haseltine 1 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
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      • Admins: SNH NEMBA, gwesleyr, Jhardner
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