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Highwater Trail

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100 % singletrack that follows the wild river on the north side. 100% fire road on south side of river.
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Trail Directions
Find your way to Rte 2. Park near maine / nh border at the Hastings trailhead. Ride it south aprox. 2 miles. At suspension bridge turn right (west) and follow green blazes. If you can't find this trailhead, take 113 south and park @ suspension bridge. Turn left (west) after you cross the wild river via the bridge.
Trail Length
5 + miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
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Review Date
August 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: steveb , from clifton park, ny

Great trail for 85 % of it. About 6 feeder streams have caused unrideable washouts and makes you have to hike-a-bike (not ride) them. One nasty uphill. Several places along the trail drop sharply down to river. The normal amount of rooty sections. If you do a loop using the fire road as a return, you can big-ring hammer for 5 straight miles. See how far you can climb on the Burnt Brook trail(?) off of the fire road on the way back. Btw: with the exception of the AT and designated "wilderness areas" (Pemmigasswet, etc.) all trails in the White Mtn National Forest are open to bikes. I confirmed this with the Bethel Ranger station.

Recommended Route:
Start at Hastings trailhead by rte. 2. Follow the Hastings trail south for aprox. 2 miles turn right onto Highwater trail for 5 more miles. The trail fords the river here. If early season, you will have to do an out-n-back as the river runs very fast sometimes.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Burnt Brook trail, Sunday River, Beebe Brook, Old Bethel Road.

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