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Inland Woods Trails and Pine Ridge Loop

The Inland Woods Trail offers a short loop trail, crosses a stream, and climbs along a wooded ridge, intersecting with a double-track multi-use tote road trail that leads to several miles of trails in the Pine Ridge Recreation Area.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Hiking
6.40 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Woodchips



At this time, construction is being done on some parts of this trail system. Entry is still open at both the Pine Ridge and Inland entrances, but trails are blocked off about a half mile in on the Inland side.

The Inland Woods Trail, located in the 17-acre woods behind Inland Hospital, 200 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville, is approximately 1 mile in length and provides a convenient link  to several miles of trails.

A quarter-mile, mulched walking loop connects with a natural surface “Streamside Trail” and 24 foot pedestrian bridge constructed by the Maine Conservation Corps that crosses over a small stream, an interesting natural feature of the property. The Streamside Trail then connects to a walking trail that climbs along the ridge and intersects with a double-track multi-use tote road trail leading to the 144-acre city-owned Pine Ridge Recreation Area.

The Pine Ridge Recreation Area, owned by the City of Waterville, offers several miles of trails for mountain biking, walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. From walking paths along meandering streams to old tote roads paralleling stone walls and twisty single-track bike trails, the area offers something for all non-motorized interests and abilities. Recently rehabilitated and expanded, the area is one of Central Maine's most beautiful and surprisingly untouched natural areas.

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Visit the Inland Hospital online for more information or contact:

Northern Light Inland Hospital - Northern Light Health

Northern Light Inland Hospital - Northern Light Health
200 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 861-3392
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Trailhead Information

The Inland Woods Trail is accessed via the employee parking lot at Inland Hospital, located on ME Routes 11/137 (Kennedy Memorial Drive) in Waterville, Maine. The hospital is a little less than a mile from Exit 127 off I-95 going towards downtown Waterville (on the right), or if coming from downtown Waterville, it is a little over a half mile past the where Kennedy Memorial Drive crosses Messalonskee Stream. There is a clearly marked trailhead in the back corner of the employee parking lot behind Inland Hospital.

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April 18, 2024
As noted on the top page, the construction of the solar farm has disrupted this system. However, the trails that remain are open and there's a lot of hiking, snow shoeing and riding to be done here. Finally, there's an effort underway to enhance the remaining trail system to make it really special once again. Expected completion, 2025 (ish).
April 11, 2022
Need to evaluate this trail map, due to a new Solar Farm that's being/been constructed through this area.
October 02, 2017
Wish I had discovered these trails back in the spring! Can't wait to walk them soon!
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A section of these trails is closed for maintenance, please plan accordingly.


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