24.3 miles
Distance
1,830 ft
Climb
-1,829 ft
Descent
914 ft
High Point

Bring plenty of water. You can refill at the campground, and buy snacks.

This route gives a good sampling of Bear Brook's diversity of terrain and and trail conditions for those who have the endurance to bike 23 miles for 4-6 hours. I started at noon and finished about 5:30. Take plenty of calorie food and water with you, I consumed 3 L of water during the ride on a warm, not hot, day.
On the northern and eastern beginning trails are the better know and frequently ridden trails with great rolling smooth trails and gradual climbs.
After passing the campground the trails are more remote, long moderate climbs and less traveled rockier trail conditions that require some skills and endurance. I have never been able to stay on my bike to climb the whole long continuous hill schlog on the Links after the Currier Cut. Hall mountain is a great lunch rock and has beautiful open views of the south from it's rocky peak.
The Ferret Trail is not well marked and made it difficult to find the route at the end, even when using the map, but you are never far from Podunk Road as a bailout.
Once you hit the east side of Bear Hill it is all downhill and then flat from there, so if your legs are starting to feel like lead, that helps to get back to the start.
Pat yourself on the back when you finish and pound down whatever food and fluids that you have left, you will need it for recovery. You have really pushed yourself with this ride.

Detailed Description
Bear Brook Long Ride is a 24 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Allenstown New Hampshire. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 39 trails. This route climbs 1,830 ft with a max elevation of 914 ft then descends -1,829 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Bear Brook Long Ride mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 13 min
  • Altitude min
    307 ft
  • Altitude start
    328 ft
  • Altitude end
    328 ft
  • Grade max
    -34.4%
  • Grade min
    38%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    7 miles
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