“An awesome climb to Page Hill on technical singletrack.”
— Kai Troester on Jul 28, 2013
OverviewThese are trails built for mountain biking and an awesome way to spend a few hours.
DescriptionThe trailhead for Page Hill is on Murray Hill Rd in Hill, NH. Be sure to watch out for a small sign on a tree.
There is singletrack that leads from the parking area into the woods. Follow it and take a right. This gets you to an old paved road. Climb this road until you get to abandoned cabins and see the start of the Hard Hat trail. Hard Hat is fairly easy riding with a few optional obstacles here and there. Around mile 0.75 you'll come out at a gravel road. Take a right and climb this road to high tension power lines. Keep following the power lines until mile 1.15 where you see a trail maker for The Dude Abides on your left. The Dude is an awesome trail that winds its way over the top of Page Hill over exposed rocks with lots of technical challenges.
Once at the top, (there is no view) the trail descents and comes out on an overgrown doubletrack. Follow this doubletrack for a bit but make sure not to miss the start of Spring on your right. Spring is a rather muddy singletrack that will be your way down. Its has some nicely flowing downhill switchbacks.
Once you get out of the woods and find yourself once again under the powerlines take a right and follow the gravel road. Going left is a dead end.
Follow the gravel road as it turns left from the powerlines into the woods. Here you can let it rip and fly over exposed rock. Just make sure not to miss the junction where the road turns a sharp right. Turn right and follow that road for about 0.25 miles until you see a trail marker for Hydra to your right.
Hydra is a mellow ride that meanders through the woods without too many technical challenges. It will get you to Bear Claw which then gets you back to the trailhead.
History & BackgroundThe Page Hill trails have been built by the Central NH NEMBA chapter and are a must ride for anyone in the area.
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