Riverside and Viking Trails

Connecting the Oxford Hills High School and Middle School, the Riverside Trail provides easy walking and wheelchair-accessible walking, while the connecting Viking Tail provides a more rustic walk along the river near the High School.
Trail Activity
2.0 miles, Network
Norway, Paris
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


The Riverside Trail is a one-mile, one-way trail connecting the Oxford Hills high school and middle school. Used year round for a variety of outdoor activities and programming, the trail follows the Little Androscoggin River and is both wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly.

The Viking Trail shares a section of the Riverside Trail to create a 1.2 mile-wooded loop that starts and ends at the High School. The Viking Trail, unlike the Riverside Trail is a natural surface trail and provides a few access points to Little Androscoggin River.

Other Information

The trail was made possible through funding from The New balance Foundation and the efforts of local partners including Western Maine Health, Healthy Oxford Hills, SAD #17 and the Paris and Norway recreation departments. The trail took four years to completed and opened in 2011.

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Visit Healthy Oxford Hills online for more information or contact:

Healthy Oxford Hills

Healthy Oxford Hills
181 Main Street
Norway, Maine 04268
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Trailhead Information

The Riverside trail can be accessed from either end via the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School or the Oxford Hills Middle School. The Viking Trail utilizes the Riverside Trail to create a loop starting and ending at the high school.

Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School is located off ME Routes 26/27 (Main Street) between Downtown Norway and South Paris. Coming from South Paris it is 1.1 miles from the junction of ME Routes 117/26, and from Norway it is a little less than a half mile from the terminus of ME Route 118. The trail leaves across from the Main entrance and Bus drop off.

The Oxford Hills Middle School is located off Pine Street in South Paris. Pines Street leaves from ME Routes 117/26 at their intersection in South Paris or, from the west end, less than 200 yards west of the railroad crossing. The Riverside Trail leaves from the backside of the athletic fields.

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David Schmader
November 10, 2016
Great walk. Easy for all ages.
David Schmader
November 10, 2016
Look forward to walking this at lunch today.
July 03, 2015
A very easy hike that can be enjoyed by everyone.
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