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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
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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
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      9 Austin Road Amherst, NH 03031
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      Region Details
      • 3
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 29, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      NEMBA
      (nemba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,331
      State Ranking
      #20
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,009 ft
      Total Vertical
      401 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      689 ft
      Reports
      7
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      543

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Betty Arnold Forest Mountain Bike

      27 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      59 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 3, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      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 #1483890schreckwishlisttrailLorden Path
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 7:16pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      user #1846984DbellemorewishlisttrailBicentennial Trail - Betty Arnold Forest and 1 more
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 3:55am
      Aug 13, 2019
      user #1483890schreckwishlisttrailLorden Path
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      user #683060Tonyl11wishlisttrailBicentennial Trail - Betty Arnold Forest and 12 more
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 9:54am
      Jun 10, 2019
      user #1052908gwesleyrriddentrailBicentennial Trail - Betty Arnold Forest and 10 more
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 7:05pm
      Jun 9, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Haseltine 1 4 10.8 km
      Bicentennial South 2 21.2 km
      Joe English Reservation 5 11.3 km
      Pond Parish Town Forest 102.5 km
      Grater Woods 9 73.4 km
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      • Admins: SNH NEMBA, gwesleyr, Jhardner
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