Horseback Riding Trails in Maine

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  • Aroostook Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 28 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    In the far northeast reaches of Maine, the Aroostook Valley Trail runs atop the bed of Aroostook County's only electric railroad, a line once used to transport passengers to school and work and to haul potatoes from farmland to market. Today ...
  • Bangor and Aroostook Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 61 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    A multiuse trail shared with ATVs and snowmobiles, the 61-mile Bangor and Aroostook Trail is part of northern Maine's Interconnected Trail System, used and maintained by the state's many snowmobile clubs. You can easily coordinate a multiday ...
  • Down East Sunrise Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 85 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Down East Sunrise Trail is an 85-mile multi-use corridor connecting Ellsworth to Ayers Junction in eastern Maine. It serves as a major portion of the northeastern head of the East Coast Greenway. The Sunrise Trail is designed to accommodate ...
  • Four Seasons Adventure Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

    The Four Seasons Adventure Trail (a.k.a. the Newport/Dover–Foxcroft Rail-Trail) runs between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft, linking five towns, two rivers, three lakes and a range of pristine landscapes. Extending from State Route 7 in Newport ...
  • Kennebec Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 14.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

    The quiet Kennebec Valley Trail (a.k.a. Anson to Bingham Trail) boasts surprising claims to fame: the 14.6-mile trail traces the river and Indian path taken in 1775 by Benedict Arnold, on orders from General George Washington, to capture Quebec ...
  • Lagrange Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 11.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Piscataquis River bisects the tiny village of Medford; the north bank is known as Medford, the south bank as Medford Center. Before the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad opened a 600-foot-long, 60-foot-high trestle across the river in 1907, a ...
  • Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail occupies a portion of the old Kennebec Central Railroad right-of-way in the town of Randolph, ME. As of 2012, the trail runs for 1.25 miles between Water Street in Randolph (beginning by the IGA) and into ...
  • Papermill Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Papermill Trail follows the Sabattus River from Mill Street south to its confluence with the Androscoggin River. At its northern end, the trail parallels Mill Street then Upland Road to the trail's northern terminus at Village Street ...
  • Saint John Valley Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Saint John Valley Heritage Trail traces 16.9 miles of the former Fish River Railroad corridor, which was taken over by the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, a line that transported goods and passengers across northern Maine. Skirting the Saint ...
  • Sanford Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

    The Sanford Railroad Trail goes by two other names: the Deering Pond Trail or just plain "Railroad Trail." The trail runs for nearly 5 miles between the town of Lebanon and the University of Southern Maine in Sanford. The trail is popular with ...
  • Sherman to Patten Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Sherman to Patten Trail occupies a former Bangor and Aroostook Railroad spur off the main line that once ran from Bangor to Millinocket to Houlton. The state of Maine acquired the corridor running north from Millinocket. Montreal, Maine ...
  • Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 37 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail runs between Houlton and Phair Junction (just shy of Presque Isle), where the railroad siding once connected to a company potato house. The trail—also known as the Houlton to Phair Junction Trail after ...
  • Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 15.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

    The Whistle Stop Rail-Trail is a textbook example of how diverse groups can work together to maintain and promote a trail. Developed as a route for snowmobiles and ORVs, the route also appeals to hikers and mountain bikers. It's no wonder. The ...