Hammond Ridge Trail System - Mountain Biking

Most of these single track trails are suitable for beginners, with a short section of more difficult trails for those looking for a challenge.
Trail Activity
Mountain-biking Hiking
6.0 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone
Not Permitted


Most of these three- to four-foot wide single track trails are accessible to novice riders. They are surfaced with locally-sourced crushed shale mixed with hardpan soil, and loop through a variety of forest types. For those looking for a challenge, a more difficult 0.6 mile trail cuts through the middle of the network. The mountain biking trails were designed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

In addition to the network of purpose-built single track trails, Hammond Ridge and Black Cat Mountain have a wide network of cross-country ski trails and roads that riders can usually access as conditions permit, with plenty of hills to provide a workout.

Other Information

Fat bikes are available for rent at the New England Outdoor Center. Contact NEOC at (800) 766-7238 for additional information or to reserve a bike.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Katahdin Area Trails website, or contact: 

Katahdin Area Trails

Katahdin Area Trails
PO Box 669
Millinocket, ME 04462
Phone: (207) 723-5438

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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!
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Trailhead Information

From Katahdin Avenue in Millinocket, take Bates Road, which turns into Millinocket Road/Baxter Park Road towards Baxter State Park. 8.2 miles from the turn off Katahdin Avenue, turn right on Blackcat Road, which is marked with a New England Outdoor Center sign. The trailhead at NEOC is at the end of the road, about one mile down.

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