1,681 ft
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-114 ft
Descent
00:03:35
Avg time
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Desmarais Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Betty Arnold Forest
    Amherst, New Hampshire
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #51952 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25308 in Trail Running
    • #46014 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -56 ft
  • Altitude min
    333 ft
  • Altitude max
    427 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
  • Avg time
    00:03:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:58
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on May 11, 2019
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      Desmarais Trail Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm
      May 11, 2019
      Mostly dry with intermittent mud patches.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 39 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 256 rides
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