moat mountain trails - Trail, Conway, Hampshire

moat mountain trails - Trail, Conway, Hampshire

DESCRIPTION

fire roads,single track old logging roads.lots of roots and a few boulders

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 12, 2013]
Amy Brown
Weekend Warrior

The trails in this area are incredible but there aren't very many ways to get into them. There are trails for all skill levels. Beginners will enjoy the Forest Roads (such as FR379 and FR379A), intermediates will love singletracks like the "Ultimate Singletrack" and the "Electric Loop" and those more advanced can head up to the challenging terrain around Stony Brook and the Mineral Site trails. We have a chalet and made our own trail from our backyard that joins up with trails in the network. We can't get enough of these trails!!! Our dogs love them too. If you ever need a dog-friendly and non-smoking place to stay and ride... check out our listing on www.HOMEAWAY.com -- "Red RIdge Chalet"
-- http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3007861

Customer Service

I like the "Ultimate Singletrack" but my husband loves "Electric Loop".

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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3
[Jul 12, 2011]
willhouse207
Weekend Warrior

Only rode it once but it won't be my last time. Good stuff there and lots of it. I was the only one in my group to try wimpy glutch, I almost made it but failed. Sherwood Forest was a blast. Drop a lot of elevation fast and lots of switch backs put a smile on my face. Rode electric loop which was awesome. Very fast smooth, and relatively flat. I wouldn't classify it as really challenging, but a lot of fun.

I parked at the mineral site parking, did my routes, then biked up the fire roads to the truck. Climbing gradual hills on fire roads isn't really my cup of tea, next time i'll climb back up in the woods.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 16, 2008]
xbiking
Cross Country Rider

An excellent trail with a nice, short hill climb in the beginning. The hill climb is a pretty easy ride up, last time I did it all on my middle ring. When you reach the mineral trail, start riding the NEMBA trail. The beginning part is mostly flat with lots of roots and technical stuff, and of course, Wimpy Gulch(a technical gully that is really hard to in and out of without falling or having to walk.) Eventually you will reach the downhill section of it, Sherwood Forest. This is a fun, mostly easy downhill that has many smooth parts that you can go fast on, but also a few difficult rock gardens. Once you reach the bottom there are many other trail loops that you can take before leaving.

Customer Service

Park at the pool in Cedar Creek(You are technically not supposed to park there but I've never had any trouble with that.) Ride down to the entrance where there is a short single-track that leads to a dirt road with a fork. Take the way to the left(with the gate.) Keep going through the four inch deep puddle(you may want to leave an extra pair of socks in the car) and beyond until you reach another road that this road branches into. Turn right as apposed to going straight. Keep going that way until you reach another choice, right or straight. Go right keep going until you reach a dead end where the entrance of the trail is.

Similar Products Used:

The Red Tail Trail, Stick & Stones, Great Glen Trails.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 03, 2008]
Bstd_02_wgn
Cross Country Rider

As noted in the first review below, this description only scratches the amount of trail here. Very few times have I run out of umph in a day before I ran out of new trail to ride. Park at the Mineral Trail (Can be seen on maps from bike shops) and ride the NEMBA trail down. From the bottom, explore left or right on that fire road, using your keenly trained NE Mtb eyes of course, and you will find miles of singletrack, which is some of the best I have ridden. Finding it is half the fun, but your half way there now!

Customer Service

Mineral Trail (NEMBA Trail) to fire road, then loop off the fire road in any direction pleased.

Similar Products Used:

Black Cap Connector, Sticks n Stones....

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 04, 2007]
Mellodog
Cross Country Rider

Nice trails .We ride here when we come up North on Vacation( from Ma.) .Never too many people & easy to park at the trail head . good riding, Maps that show these trails are available at local shops in N.Conway area. Singletrack & fireroads.

Customer Service

Echo Lake .Park on the left before you go in the gate .

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 20, 2000]
Mark Mahoney

It should be noted that the original description only scratches what is here. I lived in the N. Conway area for 6 years. For the last 3 this trail network was literally in my back yard. These trails offer something for everyone. There are gentle fire rds and killer single track and climbing. Plus since they are in between West side rd and the Swift river, with the Moat mtn range in the middle; it's very had to get lost. You may wander around for a while but there are many rds around. Just ask directions where ever you pop out if you happen to get lost.

It should be noted that the actual Moat Mtn trail is not a mtn bike trail. It quickly becomes unridable. It's a challenging hike, forget about riding it. However, the trial head area is a good place to start. Just don't take the left up to S. Moat.
This is a great place to ride without the threat of getting lost in the back country. You should still have some idea of where you are doing though. There are a few trails out in the middle of the area that lead to some remote areas. However, these quickly become unrideable. Best bet is if it looks like it's going to be unrideable don't get off and hike for a while just go back to the last junction and try something else.

Have a ball exploring, this wonderfull area.

Customer Service

Start from Echo Lake Park. There are to many starting points to mention. But, I suggest this one because it's on most rd maps.

Similar Products Used:

If you're looking for something more challenging with a more remote experence. See my review of the Peaked mtn Connecter trail-via Cranmore and Blackcap. This killer ride starts just on the other side of the valley. A short 1 mile ride from Echo lake.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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