Sherman to Patten Trail


0 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Sherman to Patten Trail Facts

States: Maine
Counties: Aroostook, Penobscot
Length: 4.5 miles
Trail end points: Potato Row at Station Street (Patten) and North of Sherman
Trail surfaces: Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015990

Sherman to Patten Trail Description

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 north from Millinocket. Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd. currently operates rail service on the main line. Patten was once a center for lumbering and agriculture. The Patten Lumberman's Museum is now a regional attraction, located at 61 Shin Pond Road.

The rail-trail covers 4.5 miles along the approximately 7-mile corridor between Patten and Sherman. There is no access to the trail from the Sherman end, where the spur joins the main line. The surface is stone and gravel and is suitable for mountain bikes, ATVs and snowmobiles.

The scent of Balsam Fir from the surrounding north woods fills the air. Extensive wetlands are adjacent to the trail in several places, occupied by a wide variety of wildlife. It is an excellent area for birding in any season. The opportunity to see a moose is a real possibility, and one of the woodland animals that may have an impact on your visit is the beaver. From time to time they block drainage culverts which results in the rail bed being flooded in places near the wetlands. Local clubs, who help maintain the trail, will clear the problem as soon as they become aware of it.

For snowmobile and ATV users, a number of side trails provide opportunities to explore beyond the rail corridor. Adventurous mountain bikers may also want to venture off to do additional exploring. If you're not that adventurous, the 9-mile roundtrip mountain bike ride or walk through the north woods of Maine will provide a relaxing experience.

Parking and Trail Access

There is no access at the Sherman end. In Patten, access the trail at Potato Row and Sherman Street south of town.


Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple


Your account has been deleted.