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 the forest near the end of Andres Way.
Along the way, you'll encounter two shallow stream crossings, which you can cross via stones. The trail can get muddy after a rain, so in order to prevent erosion and trail damage, cyclists might want to bike in dry conditions only.
Trail managers hope to one day extend the Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail to Togus.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available on the street near the intersection of State Route 226 and Windsor Street. KV Transit has service between Augusta and Gardner will stop on request at the Randolph IGA on Water Street. That same bus serves Water Street in Gardner on a more frequent basis. This bus connects with the other Augusta routes as well as Vermont Transit / Greyhound busses in downtown Augusta.
Pleasant, but quite short
This trail makes for a pleasant, short and mostly very shady walk along a route once used to bring coal by rail from the Kennebec River to the Togus Veterans' Home. The end section of the trail can be muddy and somewhat unclear, and the high vegetation ...