3,495 ft
101 ft
-118 ft
Avg time

Hickory Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hampstead Conservation Area
    Hampstead, New Hampshire
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #24428 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Part of the Hampstead Conservation system of trails, Hickory is a short loop trail that runs up to Dogwood Trail on both ends. Hickory is a mixture of mostly singletrack, with short pieces of doubletrack, that meanders south from Dogwood. It is mostly intermediate terrain with a couple of more advanced, techy spots and a steep little hill in the middle (if you come from the south it is especially steep).

Coming in from the north (the more northern entrance from Dogwood), the trail Y's pretty quickly, with both paths taking you to the same place. The more southern path seems like the more well-used (and it is the more technical and fun) section of trail so I suggest staying right here. Shortly thereafter, you'll come to another Y. Here you'll want to stay left to stay on the Hickory loop. Alternatively, you can take the path to the right and this will connect you to the other end of Hickory, which is where you're headed anyway, so if you want/need to shorten the loop for any reason, you can do so here.

At the next Y, you'll want to stay right; the left path will take you on a short connector down to a road, which will exit the trail system. Once you pass that intersection, you'll stay on a southwesterly path for a while, and once you turn northwesterly, you'll again have two options. If you stay to the left, the trail heads up a technical little step-up rock to a rest spot with a bench and then a short little re-entry downhill. If you want to avoid the technical section, just stay to the right. Both paths end up in the same place, which is back on the main trail. You'll then encounter a trail coming in from the right; this is the connector spoken of previously, so stay to the left to stay on Hickory, which then meanders up a short climb and runs back into the Dogwood Trail, and you're done

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More Stats for Hickory mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -17 ft
  • Altitude min
    206 ft
  • Altitude max
    245 ft
  • Altitude start
    237 ft
  • Altitude end
    219 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,239 ft
  • Distance down
    1,829 ft
  • Distance flat
    428 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Hickory Trail Reports

      Nov 29, 2020 @ 6:47am
      Nov 29, 2020
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 9:45am
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      6 Months
      • 59 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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