2.5 miles
Distance
281 ft
Climb
-254 ft
Descent
00:23:04
Avg time

Hemlock Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-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
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
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
    00:23:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:29
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on May 21, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (25 votes)
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      • 81 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 746 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 10,853 rides
      • Last: Jun 16, 2024

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