8.5 miles
Distance
432 ft
Climb
-436 ft
Descent
556 ft
High Point

Choice of Big Bear, Little Bear, Salt Lick or Moose/Squirrel as ending variants.

Detailed Description
Beginner Loop; Campground and Back is a 9 mile popular easy route located near Allenstown New Hampshire. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 432 ft with a max elevation of 556 ft then descends -436 ft.
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7 Reviews & Comments

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Warwickborn (Jan 15, 2021 at 11:20)
Trail Hemlock
The one trail I wouldn't leave the park without riding. Slight rooted climb at the beginning, but worth it.
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DTMountainbiker (Dec 4, 2020 at 17:00)
Trail Big Bear
This is a super smooth trail with a small drop to bypass a small rock garden and also a little rock jump. Its one of my favorites so far and a very enjoyable ride for all skill levels.
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NERyder (Aug 20, 2020 at 20:43)
Trail Hemlock
One of the trails that makes the long drive to bear brook worth it
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6daysofslay (May 6, 2020 at 20:47)
Trail Big Bear
Not a very difficult trail but i found it fun and flowing
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6daysofslay (May 6, 2020 at 20:47)
Trail Hemlock
This and Big bear are a must ride in my opinion. good flowing downhills
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TheMountainz (Jul 4, 2018 at 18:22)
Trail Big Bear
Fun trail but was over-hyped imo. I liked Hemlock more.
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NateMasse (Aug 8, 2017 at 13:47)
Trail Hemlock
Love this trail its smooth and fast. Some sections are a little like the Bear Brook Trail, on the edge but very smooth. ITS SICK and in my opinion a must ride.
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Trails in Route

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Beginner Loop; Campground and Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    381 ft
  • Altitude start
    404 ft
  • Altitude end
    400 ft
  • Grade max
    -15.3%
  • Grade min
    14.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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