Jay, ME Hiking Trails and Maps

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Androscoggin River Bicycle Path

2.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Auburn Riverwalk

1.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Brick, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Bethel Pathway

1.7 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Kennebec River Rail Trail

6.79 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Narrow Gauge Pathway

5.4 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Norway Branch Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Papermill Trail

3.97 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Presidential Rail Trail

19.2 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Rotary Centennial Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Whitman Spring Road Trail

2 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

15.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Kennebec Valley Trail

14.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

WW&F Narrow Gauge Trail

0.68 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Grass

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

1.25 mi
State: ME
Ballast, Dirt

Beth Condon Memorial Pathway

1.8 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Wild River Trail

15 mi
State: NH
Dirt, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview Brunswick, Maine is home to the Androscoggin River Bicycle Trail, a multipurpose recreational trail nestled between the river and US Route 1. The trail stretches 2.6 miles from...
ME 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Auburn Riverwalk passes through the heart of the old mill district of the Twin Cities of Auburn and Lewiston. The 1.6-mile paved and gravel path offers many scenic views of the Androscoggin River,...
ME 1.6 mi Asphalt, Brick, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Bethel Pathway is a bucolic pathway open for walking, mountain biking, walking dogs and in the winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The trail begins on Sunset Road as a crushed stone...
ME 1.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Overview Visitors to the 6.79-mile-long Kennebec River Rail Trail mostly stay within sight of the wide river as the paved trail links the state capital of Augusta with the river towns of Hallowell,...
ME 6.79 mi Asphalt
There’s plenty of room for backcountry experiences on the Narrow Gauge Pathway (also known as Carrabassett River Trail) nestled between Sugarloaf Mountain and the 36,000-acre Bigelow Preserve. The...
ME 5.4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Norway Branch Rail Trail sits on the former railbed of the Norway Branch Railroad which once connected the communities of Norway and South Paris. The trail runs from Beal Street in the west to...
ME 0.5 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Papermill Trail celebrates the heritage of mills in the development of the town of Lisbon and the surrounding area while providing an easy, pleasant 4-mile trail experience for users...
ME 3.97 mi Asphalt
Overview Skirting the northern edge of the White Mountains’ Presidential Range, the Presidential Rail Trail offers over 19 miles of stunning views of mountain peaks and their surrounding nature....
NH 19.2 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, 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 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
Overview A former Maine Central Railroad line provides a year-round playground for motorized and nonmotorized trail users to explore the western hills of Maine. The long, flat, mostly straight...
ME 15.8 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
Keep your ears open for the haunting call of loons along the scenic Kennebec Valley Trail. They’re just one example of the wildlife—another is the moose—that inhabits the river, woods, and fields...
ME 14.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
Owned and actively maintained by the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway museum, this trail meanders along the currently disused railroad right of way through the Town of Alna in the village...
ME 0.68 mi Dirt, Grass
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 Beth Condon Memorial Pathway is located in the heart of Yarmouth, Maine. The path is named in honor of a high school student who was struck by a drunk driver while walking along US-1. The paved...
ME 1.8 mi Asphalt
Most of the Wild River Trail falls within the Wild River Wilderness and is off-limits to bikes. At it's southern end, the trail meets the Wildcat River Trail, near Bog Brook. From here, you can bike...
NH 15 mi Dirt, Gravel

Recent Trail Reviews

Kennebec Valley Trail

Good news bad news.

June, 2024 by doyle_philip

Ok, so having ridden the length from Sunset Cemetery north to 201 in Bingham here are my recommendations. The path from the Cemetery to Tavern Road you can probably skip. It's considerably rougher and doesn't offer much in the way of views. I would suggest parking at the Jotham and Emma bridge that separates Solon and Embden and picking up the trail via Tavern Road. However there is still a land dispute going on so the trail ends abruptly with fencing and "NO ATVS" signs posted. Now to be clear there are no "No Trespassing" signs, just the ones about ATV's. I asked some locals at 201 motor sports (after leaving the trail where indicated and biking into town via the road) and they didn't seem to think it would be an issue. That being said if you stay on the trail, be prepared to work around construction fencing, game cams and caution tape. I did notice that my bicycle tracks weren't the only ones. This route gives you about 16 miles round and overs a pretty good trail and beautiful views. This is not a cruiser style or road bike route. Some spots are smoother than others- best with a hybrid or mountain bike. Also go mid week and preferably after a recent rain. There will be less dust and less ATV's out and about. Regarding the drivers of said ATV's I found most (and there weren't many) to be polite, cautious, and gave me lots of space. Some however seemed annoyed I was out there. Just like anywhere I suppose.

Papermill Trail

Beautiful scenery and easy walk.

June, 2024 by didio.martinez.tercero

Beautiful scenery and easy walk.

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

out and back from Farmington

May, 2024 by terriehoops

First time on this trail and we loved it! We were on gravel grinder bikes, and the trail was perfect for this type of bike. We found the trails were in great condition. We did an out and back turn around at 6 miles. We will definitely return possibly for increased distance and more exploration on trails around Titcomb ski area.

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Kennebec Valley Trail

This is not a bike trail, this is a atv trail, the people drive the side by sides like they are out of cigarettes on the trails up here.

January, 2024 by craigerskine

This is not a bike trail, this is a atv trail, the people drive the side by sides like they are out of cigarettes on the trails up here.

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

Beware!

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

Atvs

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.

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