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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

Kennebec River Rail Trail

6.5 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

1.25 mi
State: ME
Ballast, Dirt

Old Pond Railway Trail

2.9 mi
State: ME
Dirt

Papermill Trail

3.8 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Rotary Centennial Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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,...
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,...
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...
ME 1.6 mi Asphalt
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 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
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....
ME 2.9 mi 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 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

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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 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,...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Accordion

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,...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Accordion

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 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....

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,...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

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!

Ellsworth Rail Trail

Good fitness trail

August, 2017 by hamorlt

This is a paved trail for both bike and walk that follows the railway thru a part of the town of Ellsworth. Very flat, this is easily traversed and works well for those looking for a good trail for morning walks, runs or rides. Pet friendly but please clean up after your pet.

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👍

Accordion

Down East Sunrise Trail

ATV trail during spring/summer/fall, first and foremost

May, 2017 by dlmjlm11

We were excited to accept the challenge of the 85 mile rail-trail. We bicycled from Ellsworth to Columbia Falls in 8-10 mile chunks parking at different entry points along the way, making a 16-20 mile ride round trip each time. Every time we rode we encountered an abundance of ATVer's who dusted us out each time we passed each other, and since they were approaching us at rather high speeds, we stopped and got off of the trail each time. We did the majority of our rides mid-week hoping to avoid a lot of ATV traffic but also tried riding on the weekends, same story. The scenery in many of the areas was very nice but on our final ride there was deep, loose gravel and we sadly abandoned the challenge to ride the entire trail. From research after we threw in the towel, it appears that the ATV folk have financed a large part of this trail and are enjoying it thoroughly. In my opinion, I don't think that the ATV/Bicycle mix is a good fit.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Sled trail

March, 2017 by pellepelle1209

The sunrise trail is great. It would be a lot better if the groomer didn't wait 2 or 3 days after it snowed. Considering we only get to ride locally a few times a winter. My thought is more people would donate or join clubs if trails where groomed more than once a week. That's just my 2 cents. The scenics are like no other.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Down East Sunrise Trail

awesome

April, 2016 by erinrobbins11

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

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