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Explore the best rated trails in Jay, ME, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Whistle Stop Rail-Trail and Papermill Trail . With more than 16 trails covering 92 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Kennebec River Rail Trail

Was a wonderful morning for a bike ride,

September, 2023 by justadditup

Was a wonderful morning for a bike ride,

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail


August, 2023 by backyard37_tl

We started in Livermore Falls and loved it! However, about 6 miles north, the trail is washed out and collapsed into a ravine. We tried to go around out on Main Street and up Macomber, but Macomber St was also washed out about 1/2 way up the hill and the road was closed. Will have to go South from Farmington next time!

Presidential Rail Trail

Start in Gotham better the better half of the trail

July, 2023 by hogie52

I've done this whole trail and there are two distinctive parts. The western part has many long stretches with a narrow strip of dirt surrounded by grass. It's also not smooth riding.
The eastern part in Gotham has much better parking and the trail itself is a much more comfortable ride. Also, if you leave from Gotham there are some good eateries to go to after.


Presidential Rail Trail

Great rail-trail ride

July, 2023 by tom2165p

The trail surface varies over the 20 mile length. Never gets too rough, but it gets close to overgrown in a few areas. There are a few nice wetland areas and some good views. Mostly just a nice trail for a bike ride.

Papermill Trail


June, 2023 by mywhitetiger4

I love walking on the trails, I started walking there a year ago, its helped me to build my strength and lungs from struggling with long covid, its quiet and peaceful, but I'm afraid the allowing of atvs is going to ruin that, ill see how it goes but if the atvs ruin the peaceful surroundings ill be looking for another peaceful place.

Norway Branch Rail Trail

Walked this trail for many years and they have fix it up nice

May, 2023 by joebeehut24

Walked this trail for many years and they have fix it up nice

Kennebec River Rail Trail

Perfect morning walk!!

August, 2022 by bdloubier

Started at Capitol park entrance enjoying the walkers passing by. All were saying good morning! Great walk paved with asphalt. Follows the Kennebec River. A little disappointed it was by the waste treatment facility.

Presidential Rail Trail

West End Access

August, 2022 by rfoss_tl

If you’re going North on 93, don’t go all the way to Exit 40, Route 115. Instead get off at Route 3 East and follow it to Henzel Road as directed. (Note: There is no sign for Henzel Road.) You’ll save about 30 minutes of drive time but miss the quaint village of Bethlehem.
The trail itself is lovely but a little rocky for this 70 year.

Presidential Rail Trail

Awesome flat ride with gorgeous views of the Presidential Range

June, 2022 by kristielloyd

Started from Pondicherry and went east to Randolph and back. Had no trouble with my old hybrid bike on the various surfaces of this section.

Presidential Rail Trail

Lovely trail

June, 2022 by kadashi

Started at Jimtown Rd parking lot in Gorham and biked west on the trail for 4 miles until we reached the beaver pond and then turned around. This section of the trail was wide and in fairly good condition. There were a few areas with gravelly or sandy surface but the three of us did fine on a hybrid, a standard kids bike and a touring bike with wide tires. Grade was steady uphill of 1-2% from parking lot to beaver pond. We biked under tree canopy along a large stream without mountain views for most of this section. There were lovely views of the Presidential range at the pond clearing. Lots of gnats but bugs fine once biking. Overall this was not as easy a ride as the average rail to trail given grade and loose material on the surface.

Narrow Gauge Pathway

Beauty on a bike

June, 2022 by mtlvr10

This trail itself is well maintained and easy to ride on. The views are beautiful! If you start behind the Sugar Bowl .. you get a view at the end of Sugarloaf! We also dipped our feet in the Carrabassett River.. So Fun!!

Presidential Rail Trail

Great trail

May, 2022 by ldstuart56

This is a great trail, and best for those with fat tire bikes, if doing the entire length. Riding from Whitefield to Gorham , the terrain started with gravel, then became varied, which included some short sections of single track. Throughout the ride, we encountered gravel, cinder, and a couple of patches with sand. The views of the Presidential Range along the trail were great. Be sure to stop at the Cherry Pond Observation Deck!

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