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Biking in Mt. Washington Valley


Are you looking for where to bike in Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire?

From paved paths to rugged mountain terrain road biking and mountain biking trails exist to provide any type of biker an experience like no other with stunning scenic views, challenging elevation, and access to pro shops and outdoor outfitters who share your passion for biking. Read below to plan your own mountain biking adventure in Mt. Washington Valley, and learn more about where the locals love to road bike.


From the mouth of Pro Rider, Brice Shirbach, “…North Conway, New Hampshire is home to the best trails on the east coast.”

Follow this link to find out why, and for his full PinkBike feature on mountain bike riding in North Conway, NH. He shares some of the area’s best trails for all abilities, and insight into why the locals love to ride here.

White Mountains NEMBA is also a resource for planning a mountain biking adventure in Mt. Washington Valley.

This local chapter of the New England Mountain Biking Association provides trailhead access and parking suggestions for those looking to ride throughout the valley.


Cyclists who plan to pack their bike for their Mt. Washington Valley vacation should consider joining the Mount Washington Valley Bicycling Club for access to its guided rides. Hosted regularly throughout biking season to its members this group welcomes riders to join its rides for a local’s perspective on where to ride in the valley. By joining you’ll find new routes to ride the next time you visit the valley, that take you from Fryeburg to Conway, and up to Gorham, NH by following a network of roads that provides rolling hills, steep elevation climb, or miles of road that tests a rider’s endurance. Casual rides that keep a pace that would allow you to carry a conversation are also offered.


For a family of riders looking for a track that is contained, and away from traffic, Fryeburg, Maine offers the Mountain Division Trail. This eight-mile paved path runs from the Visitor Center, just minutes from the NH state line on route 302. It’s relatively flat, with only two small inclines that present shortly after leaving the visitor center.


This is a perfect trail for a group with small children, a family with varied ages and abilities, and individuals looking fora very leisurely ride.

Avid road bike riders and competitive sports enthusiasts can challenge themselves to an array of competitive events focused on challenging hill climbs and long distances throughout the valley; many of which support fundraising efforts for valley non-profits.


Crank the Kanc is a timed trial 21.3 mile race on the Kancamagus Highway. It’s presented by the Mount Washington Valley Bicycling Club and Kennett High School Mountain Biking Team.


Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb in support of Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Cyclists climb the 7.6 mile road up Mount Washington and face elevation gain of over 4,000 feet.


Mt. Washington Century+ is a 100-mile the benefits Tin Mountain Conservation Center.

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