Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine
by Bob Fitzhenry (The Globe Pequot Press)
© Bob Fitzhenry/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.
This is a great bike ride. It's shady, you have nice views of the lake once in a while, and it's a gravel road the whole time. We did it with my 1 yr old daughter in a seat attached to my husband's bike, and she just loved it - didn't hear a boo from her for all 2.5 hours. It does get a bit steep along the south side of Eagle Lake (but we did it counter-clockwise, I think clockwise is easier) We walked our bikes up a hill or two. Overall, it was a great, challenging (for us) and beautiful ride.
Very nice and easy trial. Watch out, during the season very busy.
Started at the Rt 233 Parking lot and traveled counter clockwise. Had wonderful sunny and cool weather. Pulled a trailer with a 5 year old and 2 year old.
The kids munched on PBJ while my brother and I pedaled around Eagle Lake. Views of the lake from above were inspiring. The rise is more gradual if you procede counter-clockwise. The long ascent (towing the trailer) was rewarded by a fast descent much to the delight of the two kids and their tired father.
On the way uphill, my daughter asked, "When are we going to be on a flat section again?" She was concerned that we were going too slow.
At the end of the loop the multiple views back at the Bubbles looming over the Lake were a treat. We also saw a crane intently fishing for her supper. Overall a fantasitic ride. Great with kids!
We did this trail with 2 kids on Alleycats. It was beautiful, well maintained and a great way to get the kids to ride bikes for a long distance without worrying about cars. Just excellent.
Sign in/up to upload photos.
Keep Me Informed
Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.
We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.