Red Tail Trail
ElevationAscent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -1,241' -378 m
High: 1,975' 602 m
Low: 735' 224 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
“Awesome views, great descent. Best singletrack in North Conway.”— John Peterson
It begins with a short section of tight turns and roots. It starts dropping and enters the first of many previously logged areas. From this point until the bottom section, it's all downhill. You won't need to pedal much and your speed will depend almost entirely on how much you use your brakes.
It soon enters a large, recently clear cut area. Views north are spectacular! It's worth stopping here for a photo or just to appreciate the view. The trail switchbacks across the clear cut with a couple easy rocky bridges and then some rougher, eroded sections.
The trails reenters the woods. There's some really fun trail work here including more rock bridges and a rock armored switchback.
The trail approaches Hurricane Mountain Road and crosses a small stream on a bridge. This is the most technical section. It makes a couple rocky climbs and side hills above the stream with a little exposure in a couple places. A couple switchbacks bring you down to the stream and then out to the water tank, turn right here for Hurricane Mountain Road.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed