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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +97/113 ft
Total: 37 riders
 

Mountain Biking Kingman Farm

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#67 of 114 mountain bike trails in New Hampshire
#7,980 in the world

The Kingman Farm is owned by UNH and provides an area for agricultural research and also encompasses a NOAA weather station. Around the fields are forests and trails. Start off going past the sign where you parked (I think it says something about a Tree Farm) and go down the dirt road. There are trails off this road, but if you take it to its end, wind along the edges of cornfields and hit a nice trailhead. Once in the woods, there are many trails, singles and doubles. Lots of roots, swampy areas, rolling trails. At the far side of the farm there is a hill with some tough climbs, or a trail that snakes its way up. The farm is off limits to bikes; also in the woods is a house whose owner I've heard will take shots at bikers. Definitely bring bug spray!

First added by punktherhody on Jun 1, 2006. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Route 9/Silver Street/Lee Road southwest out of Dover, as if going to Durham. After crossing the railroad tracks, the trailhead will be on the right; pull into the little dirt parking lot immediately on the road. If you reach the Kingman farmhouse, you've gone too far.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Madbury, New Hampshire

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Beginner | 12 mi
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Intermediate | 7 mi
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Rider questions

Q: Would anyone mind if I packed some of the rocks leading up the long bundle of trees with dirt. Every time I show up the rocks are scattered and ruins that spot. I don't mind doing the work so its set to ride every day, as long as the vets here don't mind

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  • Kevin Prior
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    Great beginner single track trail. Lot of swoop, down tree to get over, etc. Trail can be hard to find but some of the better part are down near the river. However Last year when I went back there, they seem to closed off a lot of good trail because they were illegally build. I tried to email someone that owned the place and appealed to their decision to try and close off those trail. Just really disappointing to see lot of the trails closed off now. Would be five star for fun beginner level single track with some techy stuff on.

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  • zgcracker
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    My favorite riding in the seacoast area. There is a decent amount to explore and the new trails added down the the River from the field are great. This is not a spot to find technical riding. This is a place where you can ramp up the speed. Just beware of others using the trails to walk their dogs or jog. There is a lot of easy riding on the East side, and along the Jeep roads. THe trails up and down the hill and down to the river are more technical, but still intermediate depending on how fast you try to ride them. Start at the town Hall if you are a more experienced rider and want to get right into it. Start at the trailhead along Madbury Road if you want to access the easier stuff first.

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  • Andrew Devine

    Awesome riding can easily get 10 miles. There's fun switchbacks on the hill by town hall. Tight twisty balance training loop next to the town hall parkinglot. And past the simple farmroads there is a fun small trail that follows the river all the way to the highway by the Bellamy reservoir dam. On that trail there are lots of trees to get over and bridges to cross. A great place to practice, increase your technical skills and endurance.

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  • *****

    This place just keeps getting better. A lot of new trails added off of UNH property down by Bellamy river.
    Best bet is to park at town hall go up and over Hicks Hill and head towards trails along and off of river. You can find segments on Strava.

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  • Etch A Sketch
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    Great trail system. WE use it for training for our MTB group. I would and do recomend this trail system to everyone i know. and will continue to do so

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  • JacksPerson
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    I read in one of these previous reviews that this is where the UNH MTB Team trains and I drive by it oon a weekly basis while working and have always been curious. There are two sides to this place and it is a great place to train.

    First there is the easy stuff. There is nothing technical or difficult about the access roads but you can really get some speed and put together some loops for distance.

    On the left side either follow the single track along the tall wire fence after the first left, or find the trail head by Town Hall, you will find a large steep hill. This is the gem of Kingman Farms. Awesome climbs and decents down and around all sides of this hill. Well built berms, and switch backs twist and turn thru tight New Hampshire single track peppered with rock gardens and roots galore!

    It's not big but you can spend the better part of a day exploring or that same space of time rippin up and down the hill. Ride it don't slide it!

    I did not encounter anyone on the hill, but several dog walkers on a brisk wet December Monday at around noon thru ought the rest of the Farm. They are as hardcore about their dog walks as I am about my ride.

    I gave it a 3 only because of size, closeness to civilization, and none destinational feeling. Also the trails are not well marked, but its not that kind of place. Riding here on a regular basis will make you a better rider. It was a lot of fun once I figured out the best flow up, down and then up again.

    I may have found a reason to take my bike to work more often.
    Thanks to the locals for the great trails guys!

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  • Brett1257
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    Trails aren't very technical, but there are a ton of side trails that you can tool around on. There are a few hills, but nothing too steep. These trails are fun if you're just looking for a place to go to kill a few hours and just do some mindless trail riding. With all the side trails and loops that Kingman has, you can get an easy 6 or 7 miles out of it.

    Watch out for peopel walking their dogs, they (dogs and people) usually get out of your way if they hear you coming though.

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  • bikewithyerdog
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    Lots of trails for a variety of skill levels. Good smooth fast sections and the hill provides some real fun, more technical trails. Tons of hikers though, most of which have dogs.

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  • Doomed
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    I didn't like this trail. It was very flat. Minimal technical sections with far too many people walking their dogs. I suppose it would a good place to start MT biking but before the 1st season it would be far too easy.
    UPDATE: I tried this area for a second time and found the area that has more of a MTB feel. Single track with a good climb switchbacks and some speed. I would Park at the Madbury Town Hall and that puts you on the correct trails. While there aren't alot of trails here thay are still alot of fun* Review edited 10/28/2012

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