1,681 ft
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-114 ft
Descent
427 ft
High Point
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Desmarais Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Betty Arnold Forest
    Amherst, New Hampshire
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #26618 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Named for the family that donated the parcel on which some of the trail lies, Desmarais Trail was the first new multi-use trail built in Amherst/Betty Arnold Forest in 2016, once the "bike ban" was lifted. Easier to climb than Cricket Crossing, but the downhill with the granite berm is not to be missed. Connects the BAF trailhead with the Bicentennial trail, and the first leg of the classic clockwise loop around Cricket Hill - Desmarais, Bicentennial, Lorden Path, and Crocket Crossing.

Access Info

Betty Arnold Forest trailhead, 9 Austin Road Amherst, NH 03031

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Desmarais Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -56 ft
  • Altitude min
    333 ft
  • Altitude start
    398 ft
  • Altitude end
    342 ft
  • Grade
    -3.357%
  • Grade max
    -46.404%
  • Grade min
    19.643%
  • Distance climb
    529 ft
  • Distance down
    851 ft
  • Distance flat
    301 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 35 rides
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