Maine Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Aroostook Valley Trail

28.8 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Bangor and Aroostook Trail

62.3 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Bethel Pathway

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

Calais Waterfront Walkway

1.5 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Down East Sunrise Trail

87.9 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Eastern Trail

28.9 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand

Ellsworth Rail Trail

1.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

29.8 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Kennebec River Rail Trail

6.5 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Kennebec Valley Trail

14.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Lagrange to Medford Trail

11.4 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Mountain Division Trail

9.7 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Gravel

Narrow Gauge Pathway

5.4 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

1.25 mi
State: ME
Ballast, Dirt

Old Pond Railway Trail

2.9 mi
State: ME
Dirt

Papermill Trail

4 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Presque Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Walkway

1.5 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Gravel

Riverton Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Concrete, Dirt, Sand

Rotary Centennial Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Accordion

Saint John Valley Heritage Trail

16.9 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail

5.9 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Sherman to Patten Trail

4.5 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Sipayik Trail

1.9 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail

38.8 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Stillwater River Trail

1.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Grass

University of Maine Bicycle Path

2.5 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

WW&F Narrow Gauge Trail

0.68 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Grass

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

15.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Whitman Spring Road Trail

2 mi
State: ME
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Aroostook Valley Trail gets as much use from ATV riders and snowmobilers as it does from mountain bikers as it winds through the forests and potato farms of northeastern Maine. It’s so far north...
ME 28.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
If you’re looking for moose, the Bangor & Aroostook Trail (or BAT) is just the place. Moose watchers take to the 62.3-mile rail-trail on ATVs, snowmobiles, and mountain bikes to spot these large...
ME 62.3 mi 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
The Calais Waterfront Walkway provides a path for a short stroll along the Saint Croix River on the border between Calais and Canada, but it’s also the start of something much longer. The 1.5-mile...
ME 1.5 mi Gravel
The 87.9-mile Down East Sunrise Trail passes through the woods, marshlands, and coastal villages of southern Maine. It takes its name from its location in Down East Maine, dubbed by early mariners for...
ME 87.9 mi Crushed Stone
The 28.9-mile Eastern Trail connects the historic towns along Maine’s southern coast from the woods near Kennebunk to South Portland’s harbor lighthouse. Nearly 22 miles of the route follows off-road...
ME 28.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand
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
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 experiences...
ME 29.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
Visitors to the 6.5-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, Farmingdale,...
ME 6.5 mi Asphalt
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
The Lagrange to Medford Trail fills the bill if you’re looking for a remote trail experience. The gravel rail-trail runs for 11.4 miles from Lagrange to Medford Center, where it crosses a 100-year-old...
ME 11.4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
When the Bangor Aroostook Railroad extended its line through Millinocket, it opened up development and the town prospered, primarily due to the paper industry. In recent years, the area has become a...
ME 1.65 mi Asphalt
The Mountain Division Trail exists as two separate segments of what will eventually be a more than 50-mile-long trail from Fryeburg to Portland. The southern section rolls for about 6 miles between...
ME 9.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 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 Papermill Trail celebrates the heritage of mills in the development of the town of Lisbon and the surrounding area while providing an easy, pleasant trail experience for users of all abilities....
ME 4 mi Asphalt
The Presque Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Walkway follows the course of the former Canadian Pacific Railway through its charming namesake town. The paved trail parallels the river for a short distance...
ME 1.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The scenic Riverton Rail Trail—also known as “Sandy Road” by residents of Portland’s Riverton neighborhood—follows the former corridor of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, which stopped...
ME 1.5 mi Concrete, Dirt, 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
Accordion
History seems to appear around every corner in Fort Kent and Saint Francis for travelers getting underway on the Saint John Valley Heritage Trail. The gravel trail rolls along the south bank of the...
ME 16.9 mi Crushed Stone
The Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail (also known as Railroad Trail) traverses the woods on either side of Sanford’s scenic Springvale community in southern Maine. Founded by a mill owner in the 17th...
ME 5.9 mi Gravel
The Sherman to Patten Trail occupies a former Bangor and Aroostook Railroad spur off the main line that once ran from Bangor to Millinocket to Houlton. The state of Maine acquired the corridor running...
ME 4.5 mi Gravel
Sipayik translates to “along the edge” in the Passamaquoddy tribal language, which is a good description for the Sipayik Trail as it rolls through the Pleasant Point Reservation. The 1.9-mile paved...
ME 1.9 mi Asphalt
Northern Maine’s pine trees and potatoes inspired the railroad that survives today as the 38.8-mile Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail. Located in eastern Aroostook County near the Canadian border,...
ME 38.8 mi Gravel
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
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
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 stretches of the...
ME 15.8 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Kennebec River Rail Trail

Fun but easy

September, 2019 by christine13

This really was a very pretty rail trail, with lots of fun stopping places on either end (and in the middle). In Augusta on one end, and Gardiner on the other, and Hallowell in the middle, you have lots of options for food and drink. The trail is super easy and flat. 13 miles round trip.

Eastern Trail

Between Saco & Bug Light Park is best

September, 2019 by christine13

We did this in two parts: Kennebunk-Biddeford, and South Portland-Saco. To do just Kennebunk to Biddeford & back is a bit too easy and dull - straight, flat, 12 miles round trip; although, you might want to reserve time to explore downtown Biddeford. Biscuits! Doughnuts! Brewery! Etc.

The Portland-Saco stretch is more varied. If you start from Bug Light Park, like we did, I think it comes out to more than 20 miles; for a shorter ride, start from the parking lot on the trail proper. There is the most excellent empanada place in Saco where you should try to have lunch. The marsh is fun with interesting birds.

Back Cove Trail

Level, popular trail

September, 2019 by jkhiser

Interesting to be able to see the entire loop from the starting point. Only one real incline at the overpass. We added an out and back on Eastern Promenade Trail to get 9.9 total miles.

Accordion

Down East Sunrise Trail

Great ATV riding

September, 2019 by eastbrook

Great ATV riding trail lots of scenery, nice small streams fish and mountains admire.
Saw two horses on the way to Ellsworth people riding were very nice we let them pass as we did not want to upset the horses. Great experence all in all. No complaints here! Life is too short get out and enjoy and avoid the miserable people! Thank you Maine for providing this great trail !!!!

Back Cove Trail

Back Cove

August, 2019 by allymackenzie10

This is a 3.6 mile loop around the bay. The trail gets a lot of use, which makes it very safe. Only one hill. Great trail for bikers, runners, or walkers.

Calais Waterfront Walkway

Had a nice ride along this trail. It is the beginning of the East Coast Greenway Maine to Florida. it was well maintained, logs were mode and lots of granite benches along the way.

August, 2019 by leafguy63

Had a nice ride along this trail. It is the beginning of the East Coast Greenway Maine to Florida. it was well maintained, logs were mode and lots of granite benches along the way.

Lagrange to Medford Trail

Lagrange to Medford trail

August, 2019 by mchughe

This trail was soft and sandy, with many puddles (it rained the night before) and the mosquitoes were vicious as we were unloading our bikes. We rode only a short way before realizing it was too sandy to ride comfortably, and we decided to leave - a big disappointment! The trail seems to be dominated by ATVs - we saw four or five in the short time we were there. All in all, this doesn’t seem to be a good trail for biking!

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

A good hard ride

August, 2019 by drturner001_tl

I rode the trail Newport to Dover-Foxcroft and back on my Trek 29er. Trail conditions were rough in a few spots but all in all an enjoyable ride. Luckily there was light rain the night before or it would have been dusty especially when the few ATVs I met passed me. Everyone was friendly and considerate. The 29er was a good choice since the wider tires and relaxed frame worked well on the Sandy and bumpy sections. With a few short stops along the way and a light snack at the turn around point, it took me a little over 5 hours.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Description of trail head location Ellsworth is not correct

July, 2019 by clsivak

It said trail head was on Beals Ave, but it is actually on HIgh Street behind the Comfort Inn. Nice trail - pretty rocky in places other places very smooth. Encountered a bear on the trail - fortunately we saw him about 50 yds ahead and waited until he moved off. Pretty remote for the first 12 miles out of Ellsworth - very beautiful countryside.

Down East Sunrise Trail

enjoyable biking

June, 2019 by catharris55

We headed out on a early June Monday morning from East Machias north/east for an hour. Only a few ATVs passed us. Some nice spring flowers along the trail with the rhodoras in full bloom and a few clumps of lady’s slippers - both white and pink. At East Machias there we’re nesting Osprey which was another plus. Overall a nice ride!

Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail

Closed

October, 2018 by paoil

Went to this trail today. Waste of time. It’s only open for about .5 miles and stops. Nothing like the description of this trail.

Eastern Trail

Try to avoid Biddeford

October, 2018 by shrink

Most of this trail is over packed earth, which is satisfactory, except following rain. The 4.5+ miles through Biddeford are poorly marked (download a map) and often hazardous. Scarborough marsh is beautiful and the rest of the trail is pleasant, often scenic. I rode the entire trail north one day and south the next. If I were to do it again, I would cut it into two smaller trails, and avoid Biddeford.

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