27.7 miles
Distance
1,886 ft
Climb
-1,886 ft
Descent
458 ft
High Point

For the endurance junkies. Hits up almost everything at Horse Hill, Wasserman, and Grater.

Detailed Description
Big ol' Amherst/Merrimack ride is a 28 mile less popular intermediate route located near Merrimack New Hampshire. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 1,886 ft with a max elevation of 458 ft then descends -1,886 ft.
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11 Reviews & Comments

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Mtbike9384 (Aug 17, 2022 at 15:53)
Trail Outer Ledges
down tree 1/2 way in
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seantrails (Mar 21, 2021 at 10:49)
Trail Salamander
Tree free and riding great!
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SCoves12 (Mar 16, 2021 at 16:47)
Trail Salamander
Tree blow down due to recent wind. Some chainsaw maintenance being done. Millipede significant amounts of down trees, no maintenance yet.
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rkoziol1 (Sep 7, 2020 at 7:07)
Trail Centipede
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SWalesPhoto (Sep 6, 2020 at 6:43)
Trail Skyline
This trail is a rock garden and then some, even for a NE trail. Horrible. Zero flow.
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RSimard (Aug 24, 2020 at 7:54)
Great downhill track with lots of switchbacks and a few small tech parts
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Sburke1 (Sep 20, 2019 at 13:42)
Trail Spine
It’s a nice trail but more of an intermediate trail due to rock features
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bppow (Jul 1, 2019 at 17:23)
Trail Duster
TF description doesn't do the trail justice. It's a really fun and fast trail with several flowing corners and good dirt.
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bppow (Jul 1, 2019 at 17:23)
Trail Duster
TF description doesn't do the trail justice. It's a really fun and fast trail with several flowing corners and good dirt.
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MakeTurns37 (Sep 9, 2018 at 7:21)
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Tauntaunrider (Aug 5, 2018 at 4:14)
Trail Skyline
Did it east to west - big climb! But fun! Rocks and roots, as is the whole area , small rock jumps available (with easily available B lines if you don’t want to take them.) I bet it’s even better going west to east. watch out for the red bellied newts.
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Trails in Route

Spine837 ft
Duster2,356 ft
Fitness Loop2,523 ft
Push Up1,440 ft
Quarry3,602 ft
Horse Hill Summit1,270 ft
Plumber Trail1,027 ft
Brickyard472 ft
Eagle1,913 ft
Drilled Rock3,310 ft
Millipede1 mile
Salamander5,033 ft
Silverfish1 mile
Tadpole1,145 ft
Centipede5,190 ft
Skyline1 mile
Loop Trail Connector951 ft
Blodgett Hill Bypass3,087 ft
Ledges1,427 ft
Outer Ledges1,749 ft
Twister5,174 ft
Quarry4,672 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    18
More Stats for Big ol' Amherst/Merrimack ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    195 ft
  • Altitude start
    307 ft
  • Altitude end
    308 ft
  • Grade max
    -31.5%
  • Grade min
    37.8%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Horse Hill Nature Preserve
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The Brickyard
The Brickyard
trail: Brickyard
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Oct 27, 2008
Riding at the backyard pump track 'The Brickyard'.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Spine
Oct 1, 2022 @ 6:45am
2 days
Loop Trail Connector
Oct 1, 2022 @ 6:45am
2 days
Push Up
Oct 1, 2022 @ 6:45am
2 days
Duster
Oct 1, 2022 @ 6:45am
2 days
Twister
Sep 12, 2022 @ 2:38pm
Sep 12, 2022
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