Maine Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Aroostook Valley Trail

28.8 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Bangor and Aroostook Trail

62.3 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

2.3 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Bethel Pathway

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

Down East Sunrise Trail

87 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Gravel

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

Narrow Gauge Pathway

5.4 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

1.25 mi
State: ME
Ballast, Dirt

Riverton Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: ME
Concrete, Dirt, Sand

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

Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail

38.8 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Stillwater River Trail

1.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Grass

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

15.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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
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
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 87-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 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Saint John Valley Heritage Trail

Great day for a ride

August, 2022 by band_83

Back into biking again we found this trail a great ride. Very little motorized traffic and all those where very courteous to us on bikes. Driven by this trail many times and never knew it was there. Hard to believe that your never more than a few yards for a road, but you hardly every hear the traffic. Lots of history and great views. Take a trip to northern Maine and enjoy this trail.

Saint John Valley Heritage Trail

Great trail to bike ride on. Never more than just a few yards from Rt 161, but you almost never see it. Lot's to see, and a lot of history. Take a ride and spend an afternoon.

August, 2022 by band_83

Great trail to bike ride on. Never more than just a few yards from Rt 161, but you almost never see it. Lot's to see, and a lot of history. Take a ride and spend an afternoon.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Urban Weekend Warriors Be Prepared

July, 2022 by fennecfox1947

After biking the Aroostook Trail, I came down to Washington Junction for the Sunrise Trail. I encountered several ATVs but only one was miffed (it was a narrow section of sand/gravel around miles 3-4 and they honked at me and I stopped to let them by). I have a Trek Verve with decent tires that I use on the C&O Canal towpath gravel/dirt/and crush-and-run. My experience with the Sunrise trail from mile 1.7 to mile 12.5 is that it was 50-60% gravel with some sand, 20-25% hard-packed smooth dirt, and 20-25% really sandy gravel that was difficult to pedal through. I'm used to doing 30 miles on the easy towpath crush-and-run but after 21 miles on this trail I was exhausted (I'm 63, give me a break). Horseflies!! I wanted to stop to blow my nose but 7-8 horseflies were ready when I stopped so I kept going. I liked the trail and maybe I will check out the other end but the west end is not for the casual biker.

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Aroostook Valley Trail

Must Read Carefully

July, 2022 by fennecfox1947

Didn't absorb the fact that eastbound from Presque Isle that the trail is private. After barely riding over a short bridge with exposed spaces between the planks and nails sticking out, I came across a section that was mudded out (in late July) and the ATVs had run over posted signs stating that the soils were too saturated for use. I turned west and it was much better. Hard packed dirt, smooth sailing. At worst there were a few rocky areas but nothing major. Very little horsefly activity when compared to the Ellsworth end of the Sunrise trail. Very well-maintained by the Star City ATV club.

Eastern Trail

Scarborough to Saco

July, 2022 by mattasax

I rode this two weeks ago but forgot to review. Before going, I read the review by potterdunn from Oct 2021. Their review was awesome because it gave me the exact details I needed. I rode the Scarborough to Saco leg which is number 3 or lll in their review. There were some Sandy parts but I found them doable and I am not a sand rider! I will ride this section again before the end of summer!

Eastern Trail

Arundel section

July, 2022 by richpeter1957

We have used the kennebunk section (to the southern Maine medical center) often over the years. We just returned and someone put down an excessive amount of loose sand that frankly made a 1/2 mile stretch treacherous and I’m not sure what the point was of adding that much sand.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Itinerary: 3 Trails in One!

July, 2022 by ishopforme25

Don't be intimidated by the atvs on this trail, the drivers we encountered on the 4th of July were polite and the trail was just wide enough. Machias is the most "settled" for 35 miles around on the north end with stores and restaurants, which is where we tried it out. Absolutely LOVELY! Plus--the U.S. Bikeway #1 of street routes has an easy section here that crosses the Downeast at Rim Rd, East Machias and heads into Machiasport, passing the site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution. PLUS!--there is a "Sculpture Trail" that intersects here as well, at Roque Bluffs state park and at the U of Maine in town. This well maintained trail needs an itinerary!

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.

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Extremely disappointing

May, 2022 by dresdelljames

Last weekend we did this so-called shared trail (bikes, hikers, horses, 4 wheelers). Unless you like to inhale the whiff of gasoline from ATVs and the din of their engines, avoid this trail like the plague. We had the bad idea of ¿¿doing this trail back and forth...I believe we must have passed at least 60 ATVs. If some drivers showed civility, by slowing down when they passed us, the majority demonstrated that the words civility and courtesy are not even part of their vocabulary. They make it clear to you that you are not welcome on THEIR path. The majority pass by you without slowing down and I do not recommend this trail for families with young children for obvious reasons. In addition, it is a very rocky trail that requires at least a hybrid bike with good tires, or even a mountain bike.

I'm trying to find a positive to this trail but even trying to be objective I can't find one. There are no infractrustures (no picnic tables, no toilets, nothing). I imagine my review is going to be deleted as it probably won't appeal to everyone but until then hopefully it helps other people not to waste their time on this tasteless trail.

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

lovely river amble

May, 2022 by 56x8j2sqr9

Twas a lovely way to start the day, walking above & beside the river with the dogs. Very accessible hard packed stone dust path & fairly smooth bridges. Highly recommend for those visiting Belfast.

WW&F Narrow Gauge Trail

Neglected trail

April, 2022 by nangelia

Initial trail has a lot of barberry blocking it, then the entire trail became deep mud, and finally it was reasonably clear for the rest of the path. The path had about 5 bridges, 2 were completely rotted through, but I just passed under them since the stream was only a trickle. One area was marked with a Poison Ivy sign, but I did not see any, I think it’s just starting to come out so I may have been lucky and gone early enough to miss it. Evidence that a beaver was munching on some rather large trees. Beautiful view of the river near the end.

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