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Caribou Bog Conservation Area

Newman Hill is the second highest spot in Orono with nice views of Pushaw Lake and Hermon Mountain. Extensive mountain biking on singletrack and wide trail is available in summer and groomed skiing is available in the winter.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing Walking Hiking
18.2 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Snow - Groomed


The trails in the Caribou Bog Conservation Area offer year-round recreation in varied forest that includes Newman Hill, Bangor Hill and the Bog. In summer, excellent mountain biking and hiking are available along the old rail bed and along the singletrack trails up the two hills. In the winter, an extensive network of groomed ski trails extends along the rail bed and through the bog. Marked snowshoe trails criss cross the property, offering plenty of opportunity for more contemplative exploration.

Trails in the Bog are wet in the summer and are for winter use only. The summit of Newman Hill offers an excellent viewpoint across Pushaw Lake and Hermon Mountain.

Dogs need to be under control of their owners and are not allowed on groomed trails. Carry in - Carry Out is required.

Other Information

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This trail passes through land 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

Visit Orono Land Trust online for more information and a printable map or contact:

Orono Land Trust

Orono Land Trust
PO Box 4
Orono, ME 04473
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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

From Forest Avenue in Orono: Continue approximately 1.5 miles past Stillwater Avenue until you come to Taylor Road (locally known as the dump road). Turn onto Taylor Road. At a "V" in road bear left onto Putnam Road where there is a parking lot shortly on the left. Access to the trail network is down the road from the parking area a few feet.

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