NH - Mineral Site - Red's Trail - Mountain Bike Trail Review with Map and Pictures
|Directions - From North Conway take 16 - 302
to River Road, follow signs for Echo Lake State Park. Park there and
pay a fee.
Description - Some good and some not so good trails in this area.. All in all a decent ride, but it pays to know where the goods are as they are separated by fire roads and wet double track.. Yellow trail around Echo Lake was a little rooty yet sleezy, insane views of White Horse Ledge.. After riding yellow, we ended up by some resort where rock climbers could be seen.. From there we took some random trails back to the Cathedral access road where you will see more climbers on Cathedral Ledge.. Follow Cathedral road uphill, its steep, its so steep you have to "tack" your bike like a sailboat to save your knees.. Unless your a roadie, they just bend over and take it straight up... Look for right on UNMARKED trail - Red's Trail... Reds trail was downright awful as trails go, I came up with a new term on this ride "mud gardens", lets use it in a sentence, red's trail had many mud gardens.. To fire road, we found out later from Phil and Fred our mid-ride tour guides (thanks guys!), that we should have taken Carroll Reed cabin (or the Love Shack), and looked for a right near boulders.. steep up then nice singletrack down.. So we ended out missing that and coasting down fire road, you will pass the EXIT of Mineral Site Tr. on the right, but unless you want to climb it, keep going and take the next few rights on fire roads (well established), till you get to the top.. Mineral Site was a fun downhill, twisty, some good flow, one rock trail enhancement at the top, one rock section in the middle, tiny bit of air time.. One shot of killer views.. This is where we met up with phil and fred so we followed them through some nice buff flowy, singletrack labeled ENERGIZER and back home.. thanks for the tour guys, you made our ride much more enticing.. Be carefull as you exit by the golfcourse, if you go that way, dismount, be quite, walk your bike to the road.. Then after cruisin downhill look for trails on your left back into Echo Lake State Park and back to car.
||Total Miles: 20
Elevation Change Feet - 1000 ft
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