4,938 ft
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-93 ft
Descent
00:10:02
Avg time

Harding Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Joe English Reservation
    Amherst, New Hampshire
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #118284 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #51229 in Trail Running
    • #11849 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail is named for Herbert Harding as is this section of Joe English Reservation. Herb was a member of the ACC who enjoyed working with young people on trail projects as their mentor and coworker. The Harding Trail was created along with the Pine Trail with XC skiing in mind by Eagle Scout Mark Votaw. Originally, the trail formed a figure eight. It is now realigned into a single loop onto higher and drier ground. In 2019 a pair of bridges were added over seasonal streams.

Access Info

The trail begins one half mile from PMEC at Post 13 on the Highland Trail (Blue).

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More Stats for Harding Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    31 ft
  • Altitude min
    448 ft
  • Altitude max
    548 ft
  • Altitude start
    448 ft
  • Altitude end
    479 ft
  • Grade
    0.6%
  • Grade max
    -11.6%
  • Grade min
    22.3%
  • Distance climb
    1,903 ft
  • Distance down
    1,952 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,043 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:45
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  • Very Dry
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      Harding Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 19, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jun 19, 2022
      Well mapped/signage. Clear
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:13am
      May 21, 2022
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 7:40am
      Jun 3, 2021
      Tree down at beginning of trail
      Dec 22, 2020 @ 9:39am
      Dec 22, 2020
      rode beautifully!
      Sep 14, 2020 @ 7:12am
      Sep 14, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 56 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 346 rides
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