Red Tail Trail

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4.78 out of 5
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↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
725
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About this trail
This is one of the sweetest downhills around. Great switchbacks and nice flow. Unless you have superhuman leg strength, shuttles are the best way to get more than a couple runs.
added by Jonny_SpitzBunny Hop
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (9)
 

Gramcounter

November 6, 2017
 
Review: Follow the link below for an awesome highlight video from the 'Red Tail Trail' in Conway, NH! If you are looking for epic mountain biking in northern New England than Conway, NH is the place to be, and 'Red Tail Trail' is one of the best trails to hit! Red Tail is mostly ridden as a downhill trail dropping 1,200' from Cranmore Trial to Hurricane Mountain Road. Though you can ride up, most people shuttle up to the top and blast down through the rooty, rocky, and swooping trail. The entrance is about .2 miles from from the intersection of Cranmore and Black Cap trails. The trial takes 12 to 15 minutes from start to finish, so this is merely the highlights, but every inch of this trail is a blast! If you are ever in the area make sure you hit up Red Tail! I post a new video every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/Esjz966VEI4

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Gramcounter

May 22, 2017
Berd Gramcounter  
 
Review: Worth the effort, nice addition of some tabletop features and larger burms near the end. Every season I come thru North Conway I'm impressed by the constant addition of new trails in the pudding pond/ sticks and stones area, but Red Tail is a must ride if you have the chance.

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Bunny Hop

November 11, 2016
raptr20 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail. Big up hill climb but worth it for the downhill. Well marked for the area. Will be back next time I am in NH.

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Gramcounter


July 6, 2016
Mike Arvid Gramcounter  
 
Review: Brutally climb up, absolute blast riding down.

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Granny Gear

August 6, 2015
 
Review: Really nice technical trails like I love it. The flow is awesome and trail are well maintained. Just be careful, I saw a bear while I was going down, but those trails worth the Detour ;)

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Doubletrack

July 2, 2015
 
Review: sick downhill; fun route is to park at the bottom, go up the kettle ridge trail, make a left at the cranmore trail and then make a left down the red tail trail. get a trail map of the whole area at Red Jersey Cyclery.

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Gnarly

August 4, 2014
bemery Gnarly  
 
Review: Really fun trail, good to climb and descend. There are just a couple sections that are extremely bony and feel like they'll rattle your fingers off. Some work on select sections would make this back into a 5-star trail for sure.

Similar Trail: Sherwood Forest (marked as 'mineral site trail') in the Echo Lake network

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Granny Gear

May 11, 2012
 
Review: Awesome down hill! But you pay the piper to get to the top of this great descent. 2 miles of granny gearing to the top and you're almost spent. But what goes up must come down! Great trail!

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Granny Gear

April 24, 2009
metal_mike Granny Gear  
 
Review: great,great trail to bomb down over and over again !!!! riding back up though every time makes for a long tiring day, BUT is very doable..definitely worth the slog back to the top..you can combine this with trails that go over to cranmore mtn.and to black cap (which has AMAZING views..) i can easily spend many hours here..well worth the trip for anyone that is wondering...park at top of hurricane mtn. road...be careful though if you ride road back up to top, i always stay on red tail trail and avoid the pavement !!!!!!!!!!

Similar Trail: only other compapable trails are on burke mtn.@kingdom trails.. NOTHING BEATS THOSE TRAILS......

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Red Tail Trail MTB Trail 4.78 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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