Bear Brook

4.83 out of 5
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↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
40 miles of trails, 10,000 acres! best place to ride in New Hampshire hands down.Doubletrack, singletrack, scary descents, long climbs, great views! Something for everyone. You need to explore a bit due to the size and remoteness of the place. You can ride all day on a Saturday and not see a single person!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Where do you park? -Jeff Barber

A: Podunk Rd off Deerfield Rd

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Reviews (30)


July 28, 2019
Review: Great variety of terrain ranging from smooth flow single track through pine forest (Hemlock trails) to somewhat tough technical rocky stuff (Chipmunk) to super flow, bermed descent (Big Bear) It's easy to put together a nice loop. There's a little climbing but none of it it too steep, too long or too technical. $4.00 entry fee, outhouse and map are in the bike parking lot. Super fun. Don't miss this one.


May 14, 2019
jstack11 Gnarly  
Review: Fantastic trail system. I only rode it during the Bear Brook MTB race, but that course was enough to hook me. Nice low intermediate trails, some double track, then some technical flat riding between trees and rocks, then some prehistoric rocks that were super technical and super fun. Wish I could have taken oicks during my race! Then, at the end, a super fast set of switchbacks (that I crashed on 1/2 mile from finish!). Something for everyone. I didn't notice any real good signs, but an awesome park and worth the drive!

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Granny Gear

October 22, 2017
Review: We biked the green circle loop trail at Bear Brook in October 2017. This park has a network of trails, but we chose to do the loop trail since it was fairly popular, and also seemed easy. The trails are well maintained, but it can be hard to determine which way to go at intersections. There isn't a colored marker to follow, so make sure you have some sort of directions on your phone. Overall the course was fun and not too challenging. There were parts where we definitely had to walk our bikes, either because it was too steep uphill or downhill. Any beginner/intermediate biker will have a blast on this trail! The beginning section has some fun but scary single track runs with a steep dropoff on one side. It also ends with some good downhill switchbacks that are a great way to end your ride.

Granny Gear

August 20, 2016
Review: Amazing beautiful park. Great place to ride with lots of different single track trails. Only downside is the trail signs have no indication of what level of difficulty that trail is, so make sure you have a map with that info before you go. Other than that it's my favorite place I've ever biked!


June 4, 2016
IcoDog Gramcounter  
Review: If you are from out of town. This is the trail to go check out. Bear Brook is a beast but make sure you have a map of the trail since it took me a while to navigate. Its marked but not very well marked.


March 17, 2016
Review: Best riding in NH!

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March 16, 2016
sssirois Gnarly  
Review: Returned to bear brook after 2 year hiatus.... Best network in NH! Miles of trails, lots of elevation, technical challenges, single track, dbl track, remote, great scenery, camping, swimming...everything you need. Definitely need a few days to experience it all. Bear brook trail to hemlock trail is my favorite


March 15, 2016
Review: The best trail network in NH

Granny Gear

August 19, 2015
Engineer90 Granny Gear  
Review: Loved the park, it's huge.

Hands down, the best trails are the Hemlock and the Big Bear.

The Hemlock is very technical and there's a long stretch where there is a huge drop, so fall off your bike and you can end up in the hospital since you can pick up a lot of speed here.

The Big Bear trail is an awesome downhill trail. Gotta go up Pudunk Rd. and then make a right onto Little Bear and then a right on Big Bear. Best downhill in the park, hands down.

The Catamount trail is insane. The best way to go up the hill is to take the Catamount shortcut, but you will have to hike with the bike then reach the top with the huge boulders and you get a beautiful view of the Manchester/Hooksett/Allenstown area. Coming downhill is insane too, gotta lower the seat and use the back brake a lot!


May 29, 2015
akrantz Trailblazer  
Review: Little Bear Climb to Big Big Bear decent is the best 10 minutes in biking. Hemlock 1 is a thrill ride on the side of a hill. There is so much more to hit here but, these are my favorites. If you have the strength and stamina you can ride here all day.

Bear Brook MTB Trail 4.83 out of 5 based on 30 ratings. 30 user reviews.
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