Rob Brook Trail

Carroll County, New Hampshire

Elevation Gain684ft
Trailhead Elevation1,335ft
Elevation Min/Max1237/1458ft
Elevation Start/End1335/1335ft

Rob Brook Trail

Rob Brook Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Carroll County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 1,335 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 684 feet. Along the trail there are wetlands. This trail connects with the following: Brunel Trail.

Rob Brook Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Rob Brook Road is a gated Forest Service road that provides excellent access to the forest south of Sawyer Pond, Green’s Cliff, and Owl’s Cliff. While riding this road’s packed dirt and gravel surface you might encounter a logging vehicle or two, but usually the road is free of traffic, making it a great place for those seeking a long but fairly easy ride through quiet White Mountain scenery.

This trip also includes an option for a few miles of exciting single-track up and around Birch Hill, as well as an option for a few miles of hiking to Sawyer Pond—one of the more scenic spots in the White Mountains (due to heavy hiker traffic, bikes are not allowed on the Sawyer Pond Trail). As a loop trip this ride ends up with 3.0 miles of riding on the Kancamagus Highway and Bear Notch Road. However, the crossing of the Swift River just prior to reaching the Kancamagus can be impossible in high water, necessitating a return trip on Rob Brook Road, that would make the trip 17.4 miles long."

Rob Brook Trail Reviews

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Certainly not a mountain bike trail, but not a rail-to-trail either. It's tarred, but has lots of ups and downs for a good work-out. Go all the way to the north terminus on route 3 - the old road bridge with a picnic table in the middle of it looks odd. This trail is quite scenic for this area, but doesn't compare with the spectacular trails out west in places like Utah.
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Some of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen. It is a very casual & relaxing ride, and I plan to return many times.

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Trail Information

Carroll County
Nearby City
White Mountain National Forest
Local Contacts
AMC White Mountain Map #3, USGS Mount Carrigain, Bartlett, Mount Chocorua, Mount Tripyramid
Local Maps

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Nov 2018