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Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

2.3 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Down East Sunrise Trail

87 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Ellsworth Rail Trail

1.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

26 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Lagrange Rail-Trail

11.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt
Accordion

Old Pond Railway Trail

2.9 mi
State: ME
Dirt

Penobscot River Walkway

0.3 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Concrete

Stillwater River Trail

1.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Grass

University of Maine Bicycle Path

2.5 mi
State: ME
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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, tree-lined ...
ME 2.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Down East Sunrise Trail is an 87-mile multi-use corridor connecting Ellsworth to Ayers Junction in eastern Maine. The trail is designed to accommodate hiking, thick-tire bicycles, ATVs, horses, cross-country ...
ME 87 mi Crushed Stone
The Ellsworth Rail-Trail runs just over 1 mile between North Street (SR 179) north of town to Birch Avenue in Ellworth. Alongside the path runs an active line on which Downeast Scenic Railways offers tours. Plans ...
ME 1.6 mi Asphalt
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. ...
ME 26 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
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 ...
ME 11.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Old Pond Railway Trail begins in the town of Hancock, about 25 miles north of Maine’s famed Acadia National Park. The beautiful hiking trail winds through forests and wetlands for nearly three miles. Along ...
ME 2.9 mi Dirt
The Penobscot River Walkway runs for just 0.5 mile through Bangor's scenic Waterfront Park between Union Street and the intersection of Railroad and Front streets. The trail hugs the riverbank and several ...
ME 0.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
The Stillwater River Trail hugs the west bank of its namesake river through Orono, between Bennoch Road in the north (near the cemetery) and Main Street at the southern end. The trail passes through a ...
ME 1.8 mi Dirt, Grass
The University of Maine Bicycle Path is a valuable link for non-motorized transportation, connecting campus with Old Town. Much of the trail passes through a scenic wooded corridor, following the path ...
ME 2.5 mi Asphalt

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Ellsworth Rail Trail

ME - 1.6 miles

The Ellsworth Rail-Trail runs just over 1 mile between North Street (SR 179) north of town to Birch Avenue in Ellworth. Alongside the path runs an active line on which Downeast Scenic Railways offers tours. Plans ...

Penobscot River Walkway

ME - 0.3 miles

The Penobscot River Walkway runs for just 0.5 mile through Bangor's scenic Waterfront Park between Union Street and the intersection of Railroad and Front streets. The trail hugs the riverbank and several ...

University of Maine Bicycle Path

ME - 2.5 miles

The University of Maine Bicycle Path is a valuable link for non-motorized transportation, connecting campus with Old Town. Much of the trail passes through a scenic wooded corridor, following the path ...

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, tree-lined ...

Down East Sunrise Trail

ME - 87 miles

The Down East Sunrise Trail is an 87-mile multi-use corridor connecting Ellsworth to Ayers Junction in eastern Maine. The trail is designed to accommodate hiking, thick-tire bicycles, ATVs, horses, cross-country ...

Ellsworth Rail Trail

ME - 1.6 miles

The Ellsworth Rail-Trail runs just over 1 mile between North Street (SR 179) north of town to Birch Avenue in Ellworth. Alongside the path runs an active line on which Downeast Scenic Railways offers tours. Plans ...

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

ME - 26 miles

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. ...

Accordion

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

ME - 26 miles

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. ...

Lagrange Rail-Trail

ME - 11.5 miles

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 ...

Old Pond Railway Trail

ME - 2.9 miles

Old Pond Railway Trail begins in the town of Hancock, about 25 miles north of Maine’s famed Acadia National Park. The beautiful hiking trail winds through forests and wetlands for nearly three miles. Along ...

Penobscot River Walkway

ME - 0.3 miles

The Penobscot River Walkway runs for just 0.5 mile through Bangor's scenic Waterfront Park between Union Street and the intersection of Railroad and Front streets. The trail hugs the riverbank and several ...

Stillwater River Trail

ME - 1.8 miles

The Stillwater River Trail hugs the west bank of its namesake river through Orono, between Bennoch Road in the north (near the cemetery) and Main Street at the southern end. The trail passes through a ...

University of Maine Bicycle Path

ME - 2.5 miles

The University of Maine Bicycle Path is a valuable link for non-motorized transportation, connecting campus with Old Town. Much of the trail passes through a scenic wooded corridor, following the path ...

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, tree-lined ...

Down East Sunrise Trail

ME - 87 miles

The Down East Sunrise Trail is an 87-mile multi-use corridor connecting Ellsworth to Ayers Junction in eastern Maine. The trail is designed to accommodate hiking, thick-tire bicycles, ATVs, horses, cross-country ...

Ellsworth Rail Trail

ME - 1.6 miles

The Ellsworth Rail-Trail runs just over 1 mile between North Street (SR 179) north of town to Birch Avenue in Ellworth. Alongside the path runs an active line on which Downeast Scenic Railways offers tours. Plans ...

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

ME - 26 miles

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. ...

Accordion

Lagrange Rail-Trail

ME - 11.5 miles

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 ...

Old Pond Railway Trail

ME - 2.9 miles

Old Pond Railway Trail begins in the town of Hancock, about 25 miles north of Maine’s famed Acadia National Park. The beautiful hiking trail winds through forests and wetlands for nearly three miles. Along ...

Penobscot River Walkway

ME - 0.3 miles

The Penobscot River Walkway runs for just 0.5 mile through Bangor's scenic Waterfront Park between Union Street and the intersection of Railroad and Front streets. The trail hugs the riverbank and several ...

Stillwater River Trail

ME - 1.8 miles

The Stillwater River Trail hugs the west bank of its namesake river through Orono, between Bennoch Road in the north (near the cemetery) and Main Street at the southern end. The trail passes through a ...

University of Maine Bicycle Path

ME - 2.5 miles

The University of Maine Bicycle Path is a valuable link for non-motorized transportation, connecting campus with Old Town. Much of the trail passes through a scenic wooded corridor, following the path ...

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

Accordion

Down East Sunrise Trail

If you are not riding an ATV stay away

September, 2016 by dovertrail

Was looking for a new "Rail" trail. Pulled into the parking area in Ellsworth, about 40 trucks with trailers. Very dusty with all the ATV traffic. I guess it is called the Sunrise Trail and not the Sunrise "Rail" trail. Everyone needs a place to ride so leave this one to the motorized vehicles and find a Bicycle trail.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Great trail

June, 2016 by fdoug0

I rode from Ellsworth out 20 miles and back yesterday and it was a pleasure! I have a fairly new mountain bike and my only regret was that I did not put knobby tires on it because the loose gravel and sand sometimes posed a challenge. However, for the most part with my 2.0 inch wide slick tires, I had no problem gaining purchase on the surface (it probably helped that the conditions were very dry).

I found the ATV riders to be courteous and they slowed to pass. There were not very many and I was alone for long stretches in the Maine wild. The scenery is excellent, although at times the bogs and forest can seem a bit monotonous. I saw beaver, osprey, eagle, hares, and various other birds (a nice flock of cedar waxwings, for example). I'm sure there are moose and bear in the area, particularly the former, but I did not see any (next time?!). Schoodic Mountain is a great place to stop for a picnic and there are ample picnic benches along that section of the trail to stop for snacks and pictures. I highly recommend the general store in Franklin, which is about 0.25 mile off the trail.

I can't wait to go back and ride the trail from end-to-end when the weather warms up a bit. This being Maine, I'm not sure when that will happen, although we're already into mid-June.

Down East Sunrise Trail

awesome

April, 2016 by erinrobbins11

Great trail system use it all the time it's completely awesome atv

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 .

Down East Sunrise Trail

Support the Trail!

March, 2016 by cnynwalker

My buddy, and I, biked 35,25,and 21 miles on DEST in June,2015.It was great biking except for the ATV traffic. But the trail would never have been built w/out the local support. It's a tradeoff, as always. You'd never see the swamps, beaver ponds, animals, and backwoods w/out the Trail. I lived in Washington County for five years; it needs all the help, and support it can get! Take a trip. See the County. It's what Maine used to be. They should put the whole thing in a museum, to be preserved.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Hidden Maine

August, 2015 by dtartuga

My wife and I road our mountain bikes for twenty five miles on the trail yesterday.It was great.For the most part we were the only ones on the trail.When a atv passed us they slowed down and were very friendly. The trail for the most part was in good shape.If you want to see the real Maine this the place.If your expecting perfection don't go here.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Not a bike trail

July, 2015 by jeffowens507

This trail is not a bike trail. It is a fire road for use by ATVs, motorcycles and other motorized vehicles. Today there were easily 10 such vehicles for every bicyclist, most are going over 30 mph when they pass by. Trail surface is badly torn up by the traffic, with long expanses of large, loose gravel that is a hazard to ride on, no matter how wide your tires. Save yourself the agony and stick to the carriage roads in Acadia.

Down East Sunrise Trail

c.allen

July, 2015 by c.allen

I am looking forward to seeing this trail soon but am a little intimidated to have atvs running a straight line trail at any speed with my horse. In Fl where I live part of the year we have several parks and trails that utilize the same space but separated tracks and trails for mechanized vs non mechanized - Even the ATB in Acadia can be horse problem and there horses came first a loooong time ago.Atvs are not the only issue for horses - even bikers can be a huge problem if they speed up near horses it is like something chasing them and especially if riders dont speak as they get close the buzzing of a bicycle that seems non human to a horse and can cause them panic- seems that a nice solution would be a separated track - perhaps trail volunteers myself included could start working to id spots that are in harmony w quiet walking or horse sections and help diversify this trails use! horseback rider

Lagrange Rail-Trail

A relaxing morning.

July, 2015 by bishopd

The trail is for the most part smooth and relaxing; It was like a ride in the park. Several of the barriers were tight for my small side by side(Rhino) and may not be passable for anything larger. I'm looking forward to riding this trail often.

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