Penobscot River Trails - Bike Trails

Penobscot River Trails offers 16 miles of gravel mountain biking trails in a pristine untouched riverside wilderness.
Trail Activity
Length
16.0 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Soldiertown Twp T2 R7 WELS
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone
Pets
Not Permitted
Fees
No

Description

From the trailhead at the Visitor Center, the Silver Maple trail travels through the woods over mostly flat terrain. It crosses various small campus trails for about a half a mile before reaching and following a small side-branch of the river and marshes on the left. The Silver Maple trail reaches main river after 1.4 miles, and follows the river along its banks for an additional 0.4 miles before reaching a trail junction. At the junction, the Tote Road goes to the right, and the River Trail goes to the left.

The Riverside Trail follows the banks of the Penobscot River for its entire length of 6.7 miles, offering spectacular view, and occasional crossings over well-constructed bridges. There are Link Trails to the east every mile or two, linking to the Tote Road which parallels the Riverside Trail and heads back to the Silver Maple Trail, allowing bikers to loop back to the trailhead at any time for routes of a variety of distances. The Riverside Trail leads to two huts with vault toilets. The Pine and Ridges hut is located 3.5 miles from the trailhead; the Long Meadow hut, which offers views of Katahdin, is 8.5 miles from the trailhead.

The Tote Road Trail is 5.3 miles in length, and can be used as a return route from the Long Meadow hut back to the junction with the Silver Maple Trail.

At the northern end of the trail network, the Long Meadow Hill Trail offers another 1.9 miles of biking, as an alternative to the Tote Road from the Long Meadow warming hut. 

At the southern end of the trail network, the Long Logan Loop circles along the river near the Visitor Center for 1.2 miles of easy biking.

Other Information

Penobscot River Trails is a nature preserve which is privately owned by a family funded Maine registered charitable foundation.  

All visitors are required to register at the Visitor Center to use the trails.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Penobscot River Trails website, or contact:

Katahdin Area Trails

Katahdin Area Trails
PO Box 669
Millinocket, ME 04462
info@katahdinaretrails.org

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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Wash your dishes at least 200 feet away from water sources, use biodegradable soap sparingly, and scatter the dishwater.
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Trailhead Information

From Bangor, take I-95 north to exit 244 (Medway). Go left at the top of the exit ramp, continue past the Irving gas station, and take the next right onto ME-11. Continue north on ME-11 for 11.9 miles, and turn left after Haybrook. There is a PRT sign at the entrance on the left side of ME-11. Follow the signs for 0.5 miles to the parking lot and Visitor Center.

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