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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +43/54 ft
Total: 117 riders
 

Mountain Biking Depot Road Singletracks/FOMBA

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#122 of 123 mountain bike trails in New Hampshire
#1417 in the world

These are a series of 11 individual singletracks built by FOMBA (Friend of Massabesic Biking Association). Some technical stuff and a few small hills, but they are superb, classy, fast and extremely fun. Some of the best singletracks in the state!!!

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • Restrooms
Getting there
Take exit 2 from Rte. 101 East out of Manchester, NH. Take second left onto Depot Road, and drive down to the parking lot on the left. Bike through the field on the right to the trails, which are all named.
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Good (Jul 12, 2019)
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Auburn, New Hampshire

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  • Michael Lemieux
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    Extremely windy New England singletrack. A lesson in how to fit 10 miles of trail into 40 acres

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  • CRUSHN'IT
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    Singletracks closed . New signs posted march 6th. Due to muddy conditions and trying to preservr integrity of trails. Until further notice.

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  • zgcracker
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    Fomba trails are good fun. Some are more technical (Fire Line, Long Trail) than others. All the trails are very twisty and turny. They maximize the space they use but because of this, most of the trails lack good flow. In most cases, as soon as you get up a good pace, there is a hairpin turn to shut your speed down. Some might find this enjoyable. I do not. The best trail is the Woodpecker. It is smooth and generally pretty fast and flowy. I ride woodpecker to hemlock, then I turn around and ride them in reverse. Not a long ride, but the most fun. Red Pine and Sampler are the easiest for an introduction to singletrack riding. Moose Track, Fisher Cat and Deer Run are more technical, but easier than Fire Line or Long Trail.

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  • mistav
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    Had fun on the short trails off of the state snowmobile trails. They varied in length from 1.1 miles down to 1/5 of a mile. Lots and lots of roots and rocks. These trails are very curvy, which kept me awake and focused but it also meant that I never got any speed going. (I am not normally a speed demon by any means.) Trails are well maintained and very well marked. Thanks FOMBA, for a fun afternoon! I will definitely be going back soon.

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  • mistav
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    Spent about an hour and a half riding a bunch of short trails off of the state snow mobile trails and I really enjoyed it ! The trails were very, very curvy and had lots and lots of tree roots and rocks and a few small ups and downs. The longest trail I hit today was 1.1 miles and the shortest was 1/5 of a mile. I am new to this sport and there was no place that I felt comfortable enough to get any speed. Do plan on going back and trying some more trails but I was having tire problems so i stopped when I did. Thanks FOMBA for all your hard work making the trails, maintaining them and keeping them very well marked.

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  • mstth1
    *****

    Nice mix of gravel roads, Snowmobile trails with Singletrack loops off of them. Good For all levels. Can go for miles and miles on snowmobile trails. Singletrack have a lot of rocks and roots. Also quick turns so no high speeds here, but fun.

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  • *****

    Best trails in southeast NH. Lots of tight twisty turns.
    If you are an experienced rider you will love these trails.
    To any one who says these trails are too difficult there are plenty fire roads and a railroad bed for family rides.

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  • akrantz
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    This is my home trail and why I love to bike. The FOMBA trails vary in difficulty. My only complaint is that noone has really posted the ratings at the trialheads. I have tried several different trails and I find Woodpecker to be the easiest, least technical trial. Hemlock Loop is tougher but still very doable for a beginer. I have run Red Pine, Moose Tracks and Deer Run. I find these 3 to be pretty hard and cause me to fall pretty regular.

    FOMBA is basically a mountain bikers amusement park. I plan on honing my skills here for years to come.

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  • tbubier
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    Me and a few friends went here recently and it was honestly the worst place I have ever ridden. Just terrible. Let me explain why. First off the trails we rode just had a very poor lay out. You never got going fast and the few times you actually.started picking up speed you are face either with some silly 180 degree turn or a beat up, loose, rocky climb. Next the trails are so rocky/rooty that you are constantly pedalling just to stay upright. There is no flow to any of the trails we rode just awkward tight turns and washed out corners. Now I like a challenge just like everyone else, but this place wasn't even challenging, it was just annoying. So yeah, I would say avoid gonna and go ride some place else. There are way.better options in the area.

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  • Doomed
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    Very tight very twisty trails. Very well maintained and marked. There is no place to get speed due to the technical features and twists in the trails so an HT isn't the right equipment for this area. My bad. Very cool trails though. I rode Lady slipper,counter-clockwise, would have been better clockwise, and Deer run. They kicked my butt. Fun and challenging.

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  • eastwood
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    It's all been said before.... trails are well maintained, signage is super (names and distances), enough roots/rocks to keep you paying attention, but not so overwhelming to make you hate the ride by any means, short up and downs but no serious climbs, super tight and twisting throughout which does keep speeds down. Great set of trails. Throw in the fire roads and marked snowmobile trail and you could probably get some good mileage in there. Certainly a place to help with your cornering and agility.

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  • eharding19
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    Went for my first time yesterday. I rode the 3 mile Fire Line. This is a fun yet tough ride. Many hills and a few nice drop offs. Looking forward to going back and doing all the trails.

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  • maineskiaddict
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    Finally made it to FOMBA yesterday. There is definitely something for everyone. As mentioned, trails are WELL marked and meticulously maintained. There are definitely two different sides to FOMBA - One side is rooty, rocky, and technical hell. The other is fast, flowy singletrack. The roller on Red Pine is no joke...steep, Steep, STEEP. Fire Line is a total technical challenge...tough climbs filled with rocks, massive roots, and some tight turns. Looking forward to getting back soon.

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  • Joel_Stover
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    First real trails that i rode on very fun! overs a variety of terrain, difficulty and skill. and its close!

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  • adams45
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    this was the first trail i rode
    it was the most fun i have had since

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  • Fitch
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    FOMBA is a gorgeously maintained series of trails in Auburn, NH watched over by the riding community. Every trail is marked with a length and name, and a copy of a map will ensure you never get lost. The riding itself ranges from rooty and rocky FS fun to smooth pine forest singletrack. There's a bit of something for everyone here, including the steepest roller I've ever seen. I'm looking forward to heading back in the spring!

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  • mullen2024
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    I like technical riding. These trails are riddled with plenty of rocks and roots, including turns, inclines and descent. These are my favorite trails to ride.

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  • HoldFst18
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    This is a great series of trails. If you ride this weekly you are sure to improve, not to many tough climbs but pretty technical on the inner trails (Long Trail, Moose Run, etc.). The large rocks and roots keep even experts on their toes. Every short climb over many obstacles is followed by a short downhill with you boucing up off the saddle. Great trails for every skill level and a great training ride to be used often. FOMBA sure did a great job!

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  • Bayrider
    *****

    I live in northern MA and I still travel the 45 minutes to get to Auburn. It's the best riding around because it is so well maintained and whoever created the trail network did a fantastic job. Well worth the drive if you don't live nearby.

    Be careful of hunters in the fall (wear some red or yellow) and dogsled training in the fall / winter. Dog training is mostly on the fire roads and snowmobile trails though. Enjoy...

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