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Black Cap Trail

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 631' 192 m
Descent: -17' -5 m
High: 2,337' 712 m
Low: 1,707' 520 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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A challenging technical climb to a great summit.

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From the parking area on Hurricane Mountain Road (closed in winter), head south from the back of the parking lot. The start of the trail is very rooty. After a short flat section, the climbing begins. Although the trail is rarely technically difficult, the climbing is almost continuous and it's an achievement to ride this clean without dabs or rests.

The climbing relents once past the junction with the Cranmore Trail on the right. Shortly past this junction the Black Cap Trail forks, stay right here. The left fork is closed to biking. Above the junction, more climbing to a very steep, slabby area (photo).

There's been a lot of trail work here but it's made the climb harder. One final trail junction with the Black Cap Connector Trail which leaves right, 0.2 miles before the summit, stay left here. The summit itself is closed to mountain biking. Enjoy the views and the return trip!

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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in New Hampshire

#8,263

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