5.5 miles
Distance
250 ft
Climb
-252 ft
Descent
554 ft
High Point

NEMBA's recommended beginner loop

source: NEMBA Page
Detailed Description
Beginner Loop is a 6 mile moderately popular easy route located near Allenstown New Hampshire. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 250 ft with a max elevation of 554 ft then descends -252 ft.
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18 Reviews & Comments

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Jarone (May 9, 2022 at 17:35)
Question: What is worse than "meh"?
Answer: this "trail", well it's not a trail actually, it's another forest service road.

As NERider said it does connect some fun trails with some other fun trails, but I recommend you find another connection.
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Jarone (May 9, 2022 at 17:35)
Question: What is worse than "meh"?
Answer: this "trail", well it's not a trail actually, it's another forest service road.

As NERider said it does connect some fun trails with some other fun trails, but I recommend you find another connection.
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natescan (Mar 26, 2022 at 11:33)
Trail Bobcat trail
Its not the most fun trai here, but its a good gateway from hemlock to the other side of the park
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Geegee6519 (Jul 15, 2021 at 8:49)
Wet! Very wet and several flowing stream crossings, muddy in a lot of spots.
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Geegee6519 (Jul 15, 2021 at 8:49)
Wet! Very wet and several flowing stream crossings, muddy in a lot of spots.
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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 21, 2020 at 8:34)
I rode it Northeast to Southwest and it wasn’t memorable. Not terrible but definitely not something you should seek to do unless it’s to connect you from one better Trail to the other like from Hemloc to the Bear Hill / hedgehog ledge group of trails
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NERyder (Aug 21, 2020 at 8:34)
I rode it Northeast to Southwest and it wasn’t memorable. Not terrible but definitely not something you should seek to do unless it’s to connect you from one better Trail to the other like from Hemloc to the Bear Hill / hedgehog ledge group of trails
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NERyder (Aug 20, 2020 at 20:59)
Trail Pitch Pine
Didn’t love this trail and it becomes an archery course about a third of the way in. I was rolling down a trail and rolled out and almost in between a notched compound bow and it’s target
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NERyder (Aug 20, 2020 at 20:59)
Trail Pitch Pine
Didn’t love this trail and it becomes an archery course about a third of the way in. I was rolling down a trail and rolled out and almost in between a notched compound bow and it’s target
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NERyder (Aug 20, 2020 at 20:59)
Trail Pitch Pine
Didn’t love this trail and it becomes an archery course about a third of the way in. I was rolling down a trail and rolled out and almost in between a notched compound bow and it’s target
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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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Jeremy668 (Aug 8, 2019 at 10:08)
Trail Lane
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TheMountainz (Aug 31, 2018 at 14:10)
Trail Salt Lick
Downhill is fun and easy, nice wind down after Chipmunk. Some small natural berms
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TheMountainz (Aug 20, 2018 at 13:56)
Trail Bobcat trail
Flat. Some roots and rocks but def beginner level. Might be better uphill.
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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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TheMountainz (Jul 4, 2018 at 18:19)
From Podunk Rd. to Spruce Pond Rd, this is an underated fun little downhill blast. After that it flattens a bit and gets a little boring. If ridden right its a fun beginner to intermediate fairly wide trail.
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TheMountainz (Jul 4, 2018 at 18:19)
From Podunk Rd. to Spruce Pond Rd, this is an underated fun little downhill blast. After that it flattens a bit and gets a little boring. If ridden right its a fun beginner to intermediate fairly wide trail.
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Trails in Route

Pitch Pine2,106 ft
Salt Lick135 ft
Pitch Pine3,369 ft
Broken Boulder207 ft
Pitch Pine4,249 ft
Broken Boulder1,768 ft
Bobcat trail1 mile
Lane233 ft
Little Bear2,825 ft
Big Bear3,999 ft

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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
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    63
More Stats for Beginner Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    385 ft
  • Altitude start
    388 ft
  • Altitude end
    387 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -17.2%
  • Grade min
    10.6%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 2 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bobcat trail
Jan 2, 2023 @ 12:06am
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Little Bear
Dec 31, 2022 @ 3:33am
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Dec 30, 2022 @ 2:56am
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