Aroostook Valley Trail

Miles of transformed railroad bed provide fantastic recreation path along the banks of the Aroostook River through the heartland of potato country.
Trail Activity
Walking Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing
28.00 miles, One Way
Easy, Moderate
Caribou, Mapleton, New Sweden, Presque Isle, Washburn, Woodland
Gravel/Crushed Stone, Snow - Groomed
Other Activities
ATV Riding Snowmobiling Equestrian


The Aroostook Valley Trail is a 28-mile trail that connects the towns of Presque Isle, Caribou, Washburn, Woodland, and New Sweden. Riders will find a gravel surface trail that is open to multiple use, year round. Scenery varies from open fields to deep woods, and meanders along many streams and the Aroostook River.

Most of this trail is very remote and riders should be prepared for a backcountry experience. Enjoy the trail and please remember it is multi-use; motorized users must yield to non-motorized users and are asked to demonstrate courtesy and ethics to all trail users as well as abutting landowners.

Other Information

LMF Logo

This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.

Trail Manager

The Aroostook Valley Trail is maintained by the Off-road Vehicle Division of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. For more information, please contact:

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Off-road Vehicle Division

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Off-road Vehicle Division
22 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-4957

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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.
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Trailhead Information

  • In Presque Isle, there is a parking lot located off of ME-1/Main Street just south of the bridge over the Aroostook River.
  • In the town of Washburn, parking is available at the Washburn Clubhouse located off Route 164.
  • There are several other trail access points with parking. Use the map to find specific directions.
Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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