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Fall Mountain Biking at its Best in New Hampshire.

Recently, DIY Mountain Bike came out with their list of the 11 Best Mountain Bike Trails in New Hampshire and we thought highlighting a few of these amazing bike trails was in order. New Hampshire has some incredible trails for athletes of all levels, there is even an entire mountain dedicated to mountain biking.  

The mountainous, hilly terrain and elevation changes of New England really lends itself to some amazing mountain biking. Every year, people come from all over the country to experience the beauty and the fun that these trails have to offer.  And with hundreds of miles of cross country and downhill trails to choose from in New Hampshire, there really is a bike trail for every type of rider. 

Here are a few trails that we want to highlight from the list.   


Bear Brook Trail Network 

There are over 40 miles of trails, covering over 10,000 acres and three different mountains. The size of this trail network offers a variety of different terrain and due to its size, it is never crowded. You can ride for miles without seeing another rider. 

These trails are very well maintained and offer rocks, flow, drops, berms, jumps and more. The trails range from beginner to advanced and there is a trail map available. The Bear Brook Trail Network is located at the Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, NH and the fee is $4 to enter.  


Attitash Mountain Bike Resort 

The Attitash Mountain Bike Resort has over 20 miles of trails ranging in ability level. There are 35 lift-accessed downhill trails and 8 cross-country trails. There are also 12 miles of single and double-track cross-country trails that run along a river for those just looking to ride.  

They offer a map which has all the trails labeled by difficulty level. Attitash Mountain Bike Resort is located in Bartlett, New Hampshire. It is open from June 15th - October 14th from 10am until 6pm depending on the season. You can purchase a summer lift pass for $35 in the summer and for $30 in the fall. They also have a zipline tour and waterslides for those not interested in riding.  


Highland Mountain Bike Park 

This bike park features both cross-country trails and lift-accessed downhill trails. It is touted as the world’s only lift access mountain that is solely dedicated to cycling. There are 28 trails ranging from green to double black. 

Highland Mountain Bike Park has two distinct sections; the lift-accessed downhill portion and the cross-country trails. The downhill trails range in difficulty. The cross-country trails can be ridden both up and downhill. This park is located in Northfield, NH, about 90 minutes from Boston and is open from late April until mid-November. A weekday pass is $48 while a weekend pass is $54. They offer season passes for $449.  


Coo’s Trails 

These are 20 miles of purpose-built mountain trails located in Gorham, NH and run throughout Moose Brook State Park. These trails feature bridges, rocks, roots and berms. There are smaller loop trails and trails that run 15 miles long. Several of the trails can be linked together too. Parking is easily accessible and there is no fee to use these trails.  


Fox Park Trails 

These trails are handmade trails made by the New England Mountain Bike Association. There are 20 different trails to choose from for riders of all levels. These trails are primarily switchback trails featuring berms, tight corns and fun technical sections. There is a small beginners loop available as well. These trails are located in Plymouth, NH and there is no fee to use the trails.  

For more in-depth descriptions and reviews of these parks and their specific trails, check out the full article