Mineral Site

Carroll County, New Hampshire

Elevation Gain516ft
Trailhead Elevation897ft
Elevation Min/Max705/1016ft
Elevation Start/End897/897ft

Mineral Site

Mineral Site is a hiking and biking trail in Carroll County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 897 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 516 feet. This trail connects with the following: Hales Location and High School Loop.

Mineral Site Professional Reviews and Guides

"Good views of Moat Mountain greet riders who make it to the end of this ride, which combines a swift descent on technical single-track with 7.0 miles of mellow forest roads. The single-track that begins this trip is difficult, but can be avoided by making this an up-and-back trip—see alternate trip description.

Whether or not you skip the single-track, you will get a good workout, as about 1,000 feet of elevation gain is on this ride. Rock hounds can make a side trip to the Moat Mountain Smokey Quartz Area, and ambitious multi-sport athletes can combine this trip with a hike up North Moat Mountain via the strenuous Red Ridge Trail."

Mineral Site Reviews

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Loop to Beaver Pond is a good up-hill grind on ski-mobile trail - good size beaver lodge in pond. Ride back via single track (just back from pond on right) was fast and FUN. Watch for black mud holes - one grabbed my front wheel and threw me. Also watch for a bridge-out in middle of a good decent. On way up, noticed several mtb tempting trails taking off - didn't have time to try these, but apparently local club is building trails there - a must try! Get to trail head thru park and pay fee or duck in thru hole in stone wall down street a bit (towards Gorham) and enter via swimming hole area.
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Moose Brook Campground was perfectly situated for our 2 night stay which included a climb to Mt. Washington. The campsites are well maintained with easy access. Not too crowded and hot showers (accepts quarters) were a bonus. Will camp here again and recommend it to camping friends.

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Trail Information

Carroll County
Nearby City
White Mountain National Forest
Local Contacts
AMC White Mountain Map #5, USGS North Conway West
Local Maps

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Nov 2018