Maine Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Androscoggin River Bicycle Path

2.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Aroostook Valley Trail

28.8 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Auburn Riverwalk

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

Back Cove Trail

3.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Bangor and Aroostook Trail

62.3 mi
State: ME
Gravel

Bayside Trail

1 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

2.3 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Beth Condon Memorial Pathway

1.8 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

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 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Eastern Promenade Trail

2.1 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Eastern Trail

28.9 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand

Ellsworth Rail Trail

1.6 mi
State: ME
Asphalt

Fore River Parkway Trail

2.6 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
Accordion

Mountain Division Trail

9.7 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Gravel

Narrow Gauge Pathway

5.4 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Norway Branch Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

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

Penobscot River Walkway

0.3 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Concrete

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

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
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 end-to-end. The trail...
ME 2.6 mi Asphalt
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
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 paved Back Cove Trail rings its namesake tidal basin and offers lovely views of the Portland skyline. You also might spot great blue herons or other birds along the tree-lined waterfront. A...
ME 3.6 mi Asphalt
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
Portland’s Bayside Trail packs a lot into its 1-mile length. The paved pathway provides a pleasant route between commercial and residential areas in the Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods. Once an...
ME 1 mi Asphalt
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 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
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-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
Old salts should love the Eastern Promenade Trail, as it skirts the shoreline of Portland’s Casco Bay and Portland Harbor. The 2.1-mile paved trail is always within sight of the water and is one of...
ME 2.1 mi Asphalt
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
Portland’s Fore River Parkway Trail provides an important transportation link in the community while at the same time offering sweeping views of the Fore River. At the north end of the trail, you’ll...
ME 2.6 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
Accordion
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 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
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 Penobscot River Walkway runs for just 0.5 mile through Bangor's scenic Waterfront Park between Union Street and the intersection of Railroad and Front streets. The trail hugs the riverbank and...
ME 0.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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

Androscoggin River Bicycle Path

nice little ride

April, 2021 by irisjw28

This is the second time I go bike riding in 20yrs and this path was so nice n easy. I found there to be a couple slight slight inclines but, not bad at all considering how out of shape and how long it’s been since I’ve gone bike riding. Beautiful little views. Beautiful little picnic areas. I saw all ages on the path from like 3yrs to 80s either bike riding, scootering, walking, or jogging. Definitely a nice little place to go.

Androscoggin River Bicycle Path

Nice Bike Ride

April, 2021 by irisjw28

This was a cute little path to ride. I’m just getting back into bike riding after like 20yrs (seriously) and this path was awesome to ride. Today was only my second time taking my bike out. There were a couple slight inclines that weren’t bad at all. I did have to take a break or two before continuing on them but that’s only because it’s been so many years for me. I even saw little kids riding their bikes (3-5yrs) and elderly folks as well! Amazing little path. ¿¿

Old Pond Railway Trail

Hidden Trail That the Locals Know About

March, 2021 by jmatlock

Heard about this trail from a friend. Wanted to surprise my husband who loves anything to do with trains/railroads. Was very hard to find the Hancock parking lot at first & we passed it & drove further down the road. Across from the Hancock City Hall is a small lot that holds 5 -6 cars. The sign marking the lot is parallel to the road so hard to see. Saw several locals walking down the street to enter, some with their dogs. Trust the locals - they know where all the good places are. Young family was having a photo shoot with a pro photographer on part of the trail in soft afternoon light with fall foliage as backdrop. One can see tracks & concrete that was once a platform. Trail has lots of rail ties, so watch your step. Unlike another reviewer, I am glad they were left there & bikes not allowed as it keeps the trail quiet. Since we started our hike after 3pm after being at Schoodic earlier in the day, we only got as far as the trestle bridge. After another family left so we had the place to ourselves & enjoyed the peace & natural beauty. Plan to hike the whole trail from end to end next time. Hike this trail - beautiful nature & peaceful. One con: No restrooms.

Accordion

Eastern Promenade Trail

nice city trail

February, 2021 by nyedog27

Walked this trail three times during a weekend in Portland. The trail was plowed and maintained well in the winter. Information stops along the way were interesting and the scenery was lovely

Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag

Pleasant Afternoon Walk

December, 2020 by scball01

The Belfast Rail Trail is well maintained, clean and provides nice views of the water.

Kennebec River Rail Trail

Easy Ride

September, 2020 by slipsoup

We rode this trail from the Water St. parking lot in Augusta. This is virtually the beginning of the trail except for a very short segment that goes down to a park at the river level. The trail takes a break in Hallowell's Granite City Park. There is some historical information here and Adirondack chairs set up to view the river. At the Park, the trail goes onto the street for less than a mile (stay on the main street). There are some really cool old buildings in the town. The trail then goes up to the right. This is a relatively flat and easy ride. It is all paved with few bumps.

Whitman Spring Road Trail

awesome walk with the pups.

September, 2020 by cmesuitlady

This is an old dirt road that’s been gated off at the end of the tar portion. Nice, flat, and wide with occasional views of Lake Auburn. It’s a favorite with local runners. We have encountered a few dogs off leash despite local ordinances so beware of that. A nice early morning walk or run.

Papermill Trail

Bike between Davis St and Frost Mill boat launch to get sweet spot of trail

September, 2020 by curlybrian

Recommend parking at Capital Ave (in the middle of trail) then bike each way. We stopped at School, but trail continues on/along road to Lisbon. There is a nice picnic table near Capital Ave parking lot, right along the river. The section between Davis St and the boat launch is right along the river and has an A+ scenic rating. Trail is lots of short up and down hills, probably not flat more than 50% of the way. Past the boat launch is a significant wooded uphill about 1/2 mile, we didn't need a rest but casual bikers will. That section is not recommended for small children that won't know how to brake. Bring a picnic and enjoy the short trail. No street crossings on the recommended section. p.s. I don't think this is a rail trail, though it goes roughly parallel to track.

Mountain Division Trail

great bike ride!

August, 2020 by meryl.block.weissman

The family all loved this rail trail. The unpaved section was a bit hilly and rocky (about 1 mile). The paved section ran parallel to the train tracks. Really cool bridge over the water. Also stopped by the Orchard Ridge farm along the way. Visited the animals and had tasty donuts, fudge and cheese.

Down East Sunrise Trail

Great ATV/UTV Trail

August, 2020 by spike8717

This is a great trail if you’re looking to take out your atv or utv. At 87 miles from start to finish I was able to complete the trail in about 7 hours with frequent stops/breaks and average 40PMH. The trail is pretty smooth with little rough terrain/hills. We did not explore any trails off the main trail but would’ve liked to find a good place to eat lunch. Some parts are good for legit mountain bikes, short walks or equestrian use. Definitely a good trail if you just wanna get out and ride.

Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail

Not a good trail for runners

July, 2020 by equinox43

I will preface this by saying I'm basing my opinion on being a runner. It is probably a great trail for dirt bike riders, ATV riders, snowmobilers, etc. For runners the surface is soft in places, pitted in places, has lots of rocks in places, and overall is just not a great surface for runners.

Aroostook Valley Trail

Trail is very rocky. This trail is primarily used for ATV riders.

June, 2020 by lucaskinney52

Trail is very rocky. This trail is primarily used for ATV riders.

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