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Peaked Mtn connector Via Cranmore & Black Cap

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Start by heading towards the health and racket club. To the right you will notice a dirt jeep trail. This is the beggining of the Cranmore access road. Once you pass the power lines on your right the serious climbing starts. This dirt rd. climbs steadyly for 2.75 miles and rises just about 1000 vertical feet!! It has three major hills with rollers imbetween. If you've got some good climbing legs it can all be done in the middle ring except for the third hill. This one leaves you gasping in the 22x30. Just as you round a corner your connector trail will be on your right. You cant miss it as it is marked with a pile of orange and yellow rocks and blaze marks on the trees. Seeing you just did this climb its worth it to do that last little hill to your left and go to the summit for the fantastic view and a rest. Then come back to this trail. This is the Cranmore connecter trail. It starts as a very technical climb but mellows as it continues. It climbs for 1 mile before it intersects with the Black Cap trail. At this trail take a right. Follow up untill you reach a fork. Stay right and continue to the Peaked Mtn connector. Bear right on to the Peaked Connector, and at last follow it down. Your now in some beautifull back country about 7 miles east of town. The NH/ME wilderness is to you left. Follow this trail down for quite a way. Keep alert as it gets pretty technical in some spots. At the old snow fence continue straight. A ways down the trail spilts. The right fork takes you though a small ravine and back to the base of the service. Stay left to extend your ride. This will take you to the power lines that you passed at the start of your ride. Take a right on them and follow back to Cranmore. This is a truely challenging back county experience that you can start right from town. Plus it's virtually impossible to get lost.
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Latitude
44.061686270356724
Longitude
-71.10574722290039
Trail Directions
From 302 in the center of N. Conway turn towards Cranmore Ski mtn. Follow the signs and park at the base area. It's all of 3/10 of a mile from the center.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
N. Conway
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: willhouse207 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is an excellent ride. The fast rolly sections at the bottome made me literally shout for joy. It felt weird screeming whoo hoo but i didn't realize i was doing it untill afterwards.

watch out for hikers near the bottom



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Review Date
May 31, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: micah mitchell , from intervale nh usa

Summary:
logging destroyed it sorry everone it gone.

Recommended Route:
trail is gone

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none all gone



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Review Date
May 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Fred Keith , from Portsmouth / North Conway

Summary:
You can also cross the lawn to the right of Cranmore's main lodge and aim for the top of the drainage culvert to the right. From there a faint jeep/service road climbs up and right on one of the green ski trails (singletrack) winding to the summit. Some hike-a-bike but a good alternative climb (less bugs too).

Recommended Route:
Great ride ! Alternative to the initial climb on this description.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
From the top of Cranmore, head down Rattlesnake to the base, take right on Kearsarge Rd to Buttonrock Inn, then take the trail in back of the Inn (Mt Surprise Trail) all the way to Tuckeman's Tavern. Beer.



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Review Date
January 2, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Micah Mitchell , from Intervale NH.

Summary:
The best downhill in the valley!! Knarly sections that you must be ready for. Fast rolly sections at bottom that can't be beat.

Recommended Route:
Top to bottom.



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