3 miles
Distance
879 ft
Climb
-977 ft
Descent
989 ft
High Point

North Mountain Details

  • Riding Area
    Pawtuckaway State Park
    Allenstown, New Hampshire
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Global Ranking
    #42727 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Hooking up right across the road from the Round Pond trail, North Mountain takes you all the way to the peak of the mountain, then back down to hook up with Boulder trail. This trail is a rough go for a cyclist. While it starts off relatively tame on doubletrack, once you pass North Mountain Bypass (aptly named and you may be wise to take it if you aren't feeling game for lots of hike-a-bike), the singletrack trail shoots up at a brutal grade, over rocks that are far too steep and technical for even the best rider to ascend for the most part.

There are areas where you can get on the bike again for a few-20 secs or so, but it's mostly an on/off affair that will have you hiking more often than biking.

Closer to the peak, the trail levels off somewhat and you can ride for longer periods. You'll encounter a fire tower about 3/4 of the way along the trail with a nice overlook (keep checking to the right before this for overlook opportunities though; there are a few). Then it's down on roughly the same (and occasionally even more daunting) conditions.

There are points where not only is biking impossible, but even hiking the trail is challenging to say the least and with the bike as extra baggage it sure doesn't make it any easier.

Be careful and be prepared if you decide to take on the North Mountain. And good luck!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -98 ft
  • Altitude min
    389 ft
  • Altitude start
    487 ft
  • Altitude end
    389 ft
  • Grade
    -0.534%
  • Grade max
    -55.659%
  • Grade min
    46.947%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,231 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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