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Length
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Auburn Riverwalk

1.2 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Back Cove Trail

3.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Bayside Trail

1 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

2.3 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Eastern Promenade Trail

2.1 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

26 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Kennebec River Rail Trail

6.5 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Kennebec Valley Trail

14.6 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

1.25 mi
State: ME
Ballast, Dirt

Papermill Trail

3.8 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Riverton Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Concrete, Dirt, Sand

Rotary Centennial Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

15.7 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Whitman Spring Road Trail

2 mi
State: ME
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, the Auburn Riverwalk features scenic views of the adjacent waterfront and the Lewiston skyline on the opposite shore. Start your journey in the north at the...
ME 1.2 mi Asphalt
The paved Back Cove Trail rings its namesake tidal basin and offers lovely views of the Portland skyline. You also might spot great blue herons or other birds along the tree-lined waterfront. A...
ME 3.6 mi Asphalt
Portland’s Bayside Trail packs a lot into its 1-mile length. The paved pathway provides a pleasant route between commercial and residential areas in the Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods. Once an...
ME 1 mi Asphalt
The Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag begins in downtown Belfast, a community at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on the central coastline of Maine. From there, the crushed-stone,...
ME 2.3 mi Crushed Stone
Portland is Maine's largest city, and the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay offers an ideal introduction to this coastal town and its trail network. The "East Prom" begins in Old Port, a...
ME 2.1 mi Asphalt
The Four Seasons Adventure Trail (sometimes also referred to as the 4 Seasons Adventure Trail or the Newport/Dover–Foxcroft Rail-Trail) runs between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft, linking five towns, two...
ME 26 mi Gravel
A stunning gateway to Maine's capital city, the Kennebec River Rail-Trail follows the railroad right-of-way that once connected Portland to Augusta. The trail parallels the inactive railroad tracks,...
ME 6.5 mi Asphalt
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...
ME 14.6 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
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...
ME 1.25 mi Ballast, Dirt
The paved Papermill Trail follows the Sabattus River from Mill Street south to its confluence with the Androscoggin River and beyond. At its northern end, the trail parallels Mill Street then Upland...
ME 3.8 mi Asphalt
The scenic Riverton Rail Trail—also known as “Sandy Road” by residents of Portland’s Riverton neighborhood—follows the former corridor of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, which stopped...
ME 1.5 mi Concrete, Dirt, Sand
The Rotary Centennial Trail crosses two towns—Benton and Winslow—in central Maine, about 50 miles southwest of Bangor. The scenic wooded trail follows a former rail bed along the eastern shore of the...
ME 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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...
ME 15.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
The trail sits on the northwestern shore of Lake Auburn. A former roadway, the wide gravel path can accommodate various kinds of uses including, running, biking, walking dogs. And in the winter, the...
ME 2 mi Gravel

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Eastern Promenade Trail

ME - 2.1 miles

Portland is Maine's largest city, and the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay offers an ideal introduction to this coastal town and its trail network. The "East Prom" begins in Old Port, a...

Riverton Rail Trail

ME - 1.5 miles

The scenic Riverton Rail Trail—also known as “Sandy Road” by residents of Portland’s Riverton neighborhood—follows the former corridor of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, which stopped...

Auburn Riverwalk

ME - 1.2 miles

Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, the Auburn Riverwalk features scenic views of the adjacent waterfront and the Lewiston skyline on the opposite shore. Start your journey in the north at the...

Rotary Centennial Trail

ME - 1.5 miles

The Rotary Centennial Trail crosses two towns—Benton and Winslow—in central Maine, about 50 miles southwest of Bangor. The scenic wooded trail follows a former rail bed along the eastern shore of the...

Accordion

Back Cove Trail

ME - 3.6 miles

The paved Back Cove Trail rings its namesake tidal basin and offers lovely views of the Portland skyline. You also might spot great blue herons or other birds along the tree-lined waterfront. A...

Bayside Trail

ME - 1 miles

Portland’s Bayside Trail packs a lot into its 1-mile length. The paved pathway provides a pleasant route between commercial and residential areas in the Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods. Once an...

Kennebec River Rail Trail

ME - 6.5 miles

A stunning gateway to Maine's capital city, the Kennebec River Rail-Trail follows the railroad right-of-way that once connected Portland to Augusta. The trail parallels the inactive railroad tracks,...

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

ME - 1.25 miles

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...

Whitman Spring Road Trail

ME - 2 miles

The trail sits on the northwestern shore of Lake Auburn. A former roadway, the wide gravel path can accommodate various kinds of uses including, running, biking, walking dogs. And in the winter, the...

Papermill Trail

ME - 3.8 miles

The paved Papermill Trail follows the Sabattus River from Mill Street south to its confluence with the Androscoggin River and beyond. At its northern end, the trail parallels Mill Street then Upland...

Papermill Trail

ME - 3.8 miles

The paved Papermill Trail follows the Sabattus River from Mill Street south to its confluence with the Androscoggin River and beyond. At its northern end, the trail parallels Mill Street then Upland...

Back Cove Trail

ME - 3.6 miles

The paved Back Cove Trail rings its namesake tidal basin and offers lovely views of the Portland skyline. You also might spot great blue herons or other birds along the tree-lined waterfront. A...

Eastern Promenade Trail

ME - 2.1 miles

Portland is Maine's largest city, and the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay offers an ideal introduction to this coastal town and its trail network. The "East Prom" begins in Old Port, a...

Kennebec River Rail Trail

ME - 6.5 miles

A stunning gateway to Maine's capital city, the Kennebec River Rail-Trail follows the railroad right-of-way that once connected Portland to Augusta. The trail parallels the inactive railroad tracks,...

Accordion

Auburn Riverwalk

ME - 1.2 miles

Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, the Auburn Riverwalk features scenic views of the adjacent waterfront and the Lewiston skyline on the opposite shore. Start your journey in the north at the...

Rotary Centennial Trail

ME - 1.5 miles

The Rotary Centennial Trail crosses two towns—Benton and Winslow—in central Maine, about 50 miles southwest of Bangor. The scenic wooded trail follows a former rail bed along the eastern shore of the...

Riverton Rail Trail

ME - 1.5 miles

The scenic Riverton Rail Trail—also known as “Sandy Road” by residents of Portland’s Riverton neighborhood—follows the former corridor of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, which stopped...

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

ME - 26 miles

The Four Seasons Adventure Trail (sometimes also referred to as the 4 Seasons Adventure Trail or the Newport/Dover–Foxcroft Rail-Trail) runs between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft, linking five towns, two...

Whitman Spring Road Trail

ME - 2 miles

The trail sits on the northwestern shore of Lake Auburn. A former roadway, the wide gravel path can accommodate various kinds of uses including, running, biking, walking dogs. And in the winter, the...

Bayside Trail

ME - 1 miles

Portland’s Bayside Trail packs a lot into its 1-mile length. The paved pathway provides a pleasant route between commercial and residential areas in the Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods. Once an...

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

ME - 2.3 miles

The Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag begins in downtown Belfast, a community at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on the central coastline of Maine. From there, the crushed-stone,...

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

ME - 15.7 miles

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...

Kennebec Valley Trail

ME - 14.6 miles

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...

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

ME - 1.25 miles

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...

Kennebec Valley Trail

ME - 14.6 miles

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...

Eastern Promenade Trail

ME - 2.1 miles

Portland is Maine's largest city, and the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay offers an ideal introduction to this coastal town and its trail network. The "East Prom" begins in Old Port, a...

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

ME - 2.3 miles

The Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag begins in downtown Belfast, a community at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on the central coastline of Maine. From there, the crushed-stone,...

Bayside Trail

ME - 1 miles

Portland’s Bayside Trail packs a lot into its 1-mile length. The paved pathway provides a pleasant route between commercial and residential areas in the Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods. Once an...

Accordion

Back Cove Trail

ME - 3.6 miles

The paved Back Cove Trail rings its namesake tidal basin and offers lovely views of the Portland skyline. You also might spot great blue herons or other birds along the tree-lined waterfront. A...

Auburn Riverwalk

ME - 1.2 miles

Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, the Auburn Riverwalk features scenic views of the adjacent waterfront and the Lewiston skyline on the opposite shore. Start your journey in the north at the...

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

ME - 1.25 miles

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...

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

ME - 26 miles

The Four Seasons Adventure Trail (sometimes also referred to as the 4 Seasons Adventure Trail or the Newport/Dover–Foxcroft Rail-Trail) runs between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft, linking five towns, two...

Papermill Trail

ME - 3.8 miles

The paved Papermill Trail follows the Sabattus River from Mill Street south to its confluence with the Androscoggin River and beyond. At its northern end, the trail parallels Mill Street then Upland...

Kennebec River Rail Trail

ME - 6.5 miles

A stunning gateway to Maine's capital city, the Kennebec River Rail-Trail follows the railroad right-of-way that once connected Portland to Augusta. The trail parallels the inactive railroad tracks,...

Whitman Spring Road Trail

ME - 2 miles

The trail sits on the northwestern shore of Lake Auburn. A former roadway, the wide gravel path can accommodate various kinds of uses including, running, biking, walking dogs. And in the winter, the...

Riverton Rail Trail

ME - 1.5 miles

The scenic Riverton Rail Trail—also known as “Sandy Road” by residents of Portland’s Riverton neighborhood—follows the former corridor of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, which stopped...

Rotary Centennial Trail

ME - 1.5 miles

The Rotary Centennial Trail crosses two towns—Benton and Winslow—in central Maine, about 50 miles southwest of Bangor. The scenic wooded trail follows a former rail bed along the eastern shore of the...

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

ME - 15.7 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Not for cyclists. Terrible trail conditions

October, 2017 by htaatjes

My husband and myself saw this trail listed in the Rails to Trails magazine, and since we were in the area, we thought we would try it. From the very beginning, the trail was very bumpy, with lots of potholes and large rocks. We were hoping, that it would get better, but unfortunately it didn't. With the exception of a few sections where the trail was ok, this trail is clearly very frequented by many ATVs, and the condition of the trail is not suited for cyclists. We are both experienced riders, and made it to Dexter on the trail. From there we returned on busy Rt7 back to Newport. We just could not face the trail again for the return trip. Worst rail trail we've ever been on!!

Kennebec River Rail Trail

Great First Ride

August, 2017 by mcwpage8

My husband and I just both got bikes and were at a family outing the day before in Augusta and decided to try out the trail. It was a beautiful trail and a great first ride. We will definitely be back!

Kennebec Valley Trail

Bingham area section

August, 2017 by tedmcgarry

Visiting Maine in August we found no place to rent bikes within 80 miles of the Trail. We decided to hike the section from Bingham south as we like free flowing rivers, not lakes behind dams. First issue was the Bingham Goodrich Rd trailhead. It is in the woods and out of sight from US 201 or houses. We chose to park at a more publicly visible location at a Supermarket across from North Country Rivers Outfitters where the Trail crosses a corner of the Outfitters property. We did get permission from the Supermarket and recommend parking here, not the Goodrich Rd. trailhead.

Second, the main issue for us was the Trail. This included the lack of views of this section of the river being obscured by Summer vegetation, the condition of the trail with muddy potholes and lack of a gravel surface and the permitted use of the Trail by ATV’s. The ATV drivers were respectful of hikers and slowed for us, but the vehicles were still noisy and created dust. We terminated the hike early and had ice cream at Here’s the Scoop in Bingham, sitting quietly on the bank of the Kennebec.

Headed south on US 201 to Arnolds Landing where the trail crosses the Kennebec. The trail is on the river bank and would have provided better water views had we hiked this section. Had to leave, as it is a slow drive from I-95. In summary, the Bingham area portion of the Trail would rank as our worst RTT experience from Maine to Virginia. We would not return even for ice cream on the river bank.

Accordion

Papermill Trail

Local guide

June, 2017 by dubekaren7

I love this trail. Its quiet. Along river. Can here the wildlife. All ages out and about. Biking. walking. jogging. strollers. Next to a dairy joy👍

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

five stars is right!

October, 2016 by mike hurley

a wonderful thing about this trail is that it is handicapped accessible from the outer High Street parking lot in particular. The stone dust surface is impervious to wheels and motor driven and otherwise propelled wheel chairs are very easy to use on the trail.

That said... the trail is a wonder. There are three parking area access points. 1. downtown/intown where it intersects the Armistice Bridge walking bridge and Harbor Walk, 2. Upper Bridge (on High Street) and 3. out at the The Brooks Preservation railroad yard, station, and museum.

It is a remarkable 2.2 miles of natural world.

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Four

October, 2016 by billynickerson1

My girlfriend and I. During the summer. Was staying at balsom woods camp ,so on the way back we saw. A ATV park. Passing. In Newport.so we stop to. Check it out. For a a ride. We liked what we saw. So we. Came back 10/15/16 we are amazed on the amount of. ATV etc on this trail and all the connection s the trail s have to offer. ,it is worth the trip. To visit these trail

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

Excellent trail with great views

October, 2016 by aeljarou

The trail is beautifully groomed and hugs the Passagassawakeag river for over 2 miles. We started at the north end (13 Oak Hill Road) of the trail by the rail yard. The parking lot was packed when we got there as the excursion train was getting ready to leave. They have rides Saturdays and Sundays at 1 PM. The trains travel north from the parking lot and the trail goes south. The trail surface is perfect for walking and biking. It is treelined and has many small bridges that carry you over creeks. It took us 45 minutes of walking to get to the southern end at the intersection of Pierce St. and Front St. in Belfast. There is now a trailhead with a small parking lot at the southern end (not listed in the description). The trail connects there to the Belfast Harbor Walk which is an awesome urban trail through Belfast harbor and Front Street shipyard with a long pedestrian bridge across the Passagassawakeag.

Papermill Trail

Lisbon Paved Gem

June, 2016 by taylor.paula33

June 9, 2016; This paved trail is a gem for those who live in the surrounding Lisbon area. There are multiple lots to park easily, as the guide suggests. It was my first rail trail, since I have started to take riding more seriously. Great trail, new pavement, beautiful landscape and river, very pleasant folks and no obstacles on any part of the trail. I was able to carve out 8.3 miles (biked the trail twice and added a couple investigative turnouts). I would highly recommend it to others and will do it again, if I find myself in that area. Happy trails!

Papermill Trail

Mixed

June, 2016 by jerico6a

As of May 2016: A little hilly, pebbly, and some rough pavement north of the park means this would be tough for inline skating novices; ok for experienced skaters, but had to use brakes quite a bit. A couple of sharp turns at bottoms of hills in places. Nice pavement south of the park but a little pebbly (edges of trail have some kind of fine crushed stone that tends to get on the trail) and still some hills. Far northern sections along road were fairly smooth but got kind of narrow at the stream crossing so we turned around there. Scenic and pleasant trail - but not a cruiser.

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

trail closed until May 30

March, 2016 by jclinton01

Went to go on a nice day to the trail but the trail is closed until May 30th, 2016. FYI .

Rotary Centennial Trail

Winter on the Centennial Trail

January, 2016 by marcynthia

The Centennial trail is very close to our home so we enjoy walking on the trail multiple times each week. This trail's accessibility is weather dependent. The railroad bed is flat and the 'superhumus' bark mulch surface is accessible to individuals in wheelchairs when it is not snow covered.

During the winter many people snowshoe, ski, walk and run on this trail so the path is well used and snow becomes packed. This surface becomes slippery when it freezes and ice grippers for your boots are recommended. The trees along the trail provide a nice wind break.

Many people walk with dogs, not all dogs are on leashes. More than one dog has wandered the short distance through the woods and broken through winter ice into the Kennebec River.

The river is visible through the trees along the entire length of the trail. Children should be made aware of the dangers of ice and moving water.

Individuals with visual impairments should not find this path difficult to follow. There are many people who walk on the trail every day and clean obstacles such as trash and fallen branches out of the way. The trail mile marker posts may not be visible to those users with limited vision.

Regular walkers are friendly and respond to greetings. Bundle up and enjoy your winter walk!

Riverton Rail Trail

Looks can be deceiving!

November, 2015 by irishhiker

Like many of Portland's trails I feel that looks can be deceiving. You think, "How can walking a trail in Portland, a city, be interesting?" I have never been disappointed when choosing from one of Portland Trails' walks. Tucked away near outer Forest Avenue this trail offers a peaceful getaway. The majority of it is level and sandy and there is one steep slope at the far end of the trail where it branches off to a connector trail. I often see joggers, dog walkers and people on mountain bikes but the trail has never been crowded or seemed "busy".
In the winter you can snowshoe, ski the trail as well as skate on the pond.
It has two small ponds near the trailhead on Harris and I have seen a variety of ducks, both green and blue herons, and lots of smaller birds there. Winter berries offer a splash of brilliant red along the banks of the ponds during the fall, There is a small stream near the end of the trail and plenty of nice places to stop and birdwatch.

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