Madison, ME Hiking Trails and Maps

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Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

2.3 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Kennebec River Rail Trail

6.79 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Narrow Gauge Pathway

5.4 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Rotary Centennial Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Whitman Spring Road Trail

2 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

29.9 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

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
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Visitors to the Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag (pronounced pas-uh-gas-uh-WAH-keg and conveniently shortened to Passy Rail Trail by locals) can see vintage trains at one end of the trail...
ME 2.3 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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 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 The Four Seasons Adventure Trail skirts several scenic lakes as it passes through forests and farmland, linking Newport, Corinna, Dexter, and Dover-Foxcroft in central Maine. The trail...
ME 29.9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
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

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.

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.

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.

Accordion

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Beautiful Ride

October, 2023 by debbiepch

Lots of bright yellow and gold foliage today on a wide flat trail. Some areas had washouts that were clearly marked. Overall it was a fantastic ride.

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Scenic ride

September, 2023 by joann.nelson76

Scenic ride

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!

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

fun!

July, 2023 by w5y6t2jgvb

Rode this on a Friday with our gravel bikes; very few people; well-maintained with plenty of room for the ATVs we met to pass.

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

easy, pleasant walk

October, 2022 by tinsleym

Lovely, flat, well kept. I started a bit further back at the Belfast Boathouse, walked all the way out and back for almost 6 miles.

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.

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!!

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

Rough Trail

May, 2022 by galen.wright74

This, so far, has been the roughest trail I have been biking on since arriving in Maine. As stated in other reviews, portions of the trail, especially on the southern end, are tremendously sandy. This makes it very difficult for biking, even with a good mountain bike. I actually was getting bogged down so bad today that I gave up about 4 miles from the end (I started on the north end at Farmington).

In addition, this trail seems to be a "highway" for ATVs. I probably would have dealt with less traffic riding along US Route 2. In some cases, I had convoys of 5 or 6 ATVs passing me at a time. Getting blasted with exhaust fumes, and being pelted with sand and grit as they sped away was not my idea of a good time. Granted, most everyone was friendly and slowed down while passing me (with just a few exceptions). During my ride, I only encountered one other bicyclist.

Finally, the scenery is so/so. For Maine, its nothing specially. There are a couple of nice bridges. And, I did encounter a beaver den and dam. But otherwise, I have enjoyed several of the other trails much more.

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