2.5 miles
Distance
281 ft
Climb
-254 ft
Descent
00:22:12
Avg time

Hemlock Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bear Brook State Park
    Allenstown, New Hampshire
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1070 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8947 in Trail Running
    • #11781 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    New Hampshire State Parks

Has to be one of the funnest flowy narrow downhills in the northeast. Little bit of Kingdom Trails right here in NH. Link it with Big Bear and you have a couple miles of superb riding.

It has three segments, Hemlock1, Hemlock2 and Hemlock3. Most riders ride west-to-east, so be particularly careful riding in the other direction.

The first half of H1 follows a bench cut into the side of the Bear Brook ravine. It can be ridden at speed, but the first armored drop and a couple of the turns can be deceptively tricky. This trail is very treacherous when icy.The second half climbs up from a stream crossing to the junction with H2.

H2 starts with a steep, rooty climb that transitions into a nice short, benched climb. The plateau was recently logged and the scrub vegetation features a few acres of wild blueberry bushes.The trail follows the rim of the ravine to a junction with H3.

H3 is a fun, fast, flowy trail that comes out to a doubletrack.

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More Stats for Hemlock mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    26 ft
  • Altitude min
    433 ft
  • Altitude max
    574 ft
  • Altitude start
    451 ft
  • Altitude end
    476 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -29.3%
  • Grade min
    29.6%
  • Distance climb
    4,833 ft
  • Distance down
    5,184 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,278 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:51
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Status:
on Jun 15, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.45 (18 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Hemlock Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 60 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 865 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 6,961 rides
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      NateMasse (Aug 8, 2017 at 13:47)
       Love this trail its smooth and fast. Some sections are a little like the Bear Brook Trail, on the edge but very smooth. ITS SICK and in my opinion a must ride.
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      • + 1
      6daysofslay (May 6, 2020 at 20:47)
       This and Big bear are a must ride in my opinion. good flowing downhills
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      • + 0
      NERyder (Aug 20, 2020 at 20:43)
       One of the trails that makes the long drive to bear brook worth it
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      • + 1
      Warwickborn (Jan 15, 2021 at 11:20)
       The one trail I wouldn't leave the park without riding. Slight rooted climb at the beginning, but worth it.
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      youtuber Bear Brook Classic 2019 Course preview...
      13:44 | 250 | Oct 5, 2020 , Allenstown
      A Quick Ride On Hemlock 1 Trail At Bear Brook...
      2:54 | 486 | May 5, 2020 , Allenstown
      Fall Flow
      2:07 | 294 | Jul 29, 2020 , Allenstown
      Highland Sess
      0:12 | 148 | Jul 13, 2009 , Allenstown
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