West Side Trail

The West Side Trail is a multi-use trail that brings off-road single track bicycling to Yarmouth.   For walkers, runners, and bikers, the trail connects neighborhoods, office parks, preserves, and public beaches.
Trail Activity
Mountain-biking Hiking
8.2 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass


The West Side Trail is a new multi-use trail addition that brings off-road single track bicycling to Yarmouth. Offering multiple loops within each section, this multi-use walking/running/ biking trail presently stretches from the Cousins Island (Snodgrass) Bridge to U.S. Route One in five sections, all within the CMP power line corridor. The trail will eventually extend the 6 miles (as the crow flies) from the Cousins Island power plant to the North Yarmouth town line, along Yarmouth’s western border. Much of the trail is under the cover of the adjoining tree canopy, presenting a remarkably pleasant experience from what might otherwise be anticipated along a power line corridor. The trail can be accessed at any of the numerous road crossings (look for crosswalks and trail crossing signs) and parking is available at the Fels-Groves Farm Preserve on Gilman Road and at the Tyler Technologies upper parking lot on Tyler Drive. The West Side Trail is entirely within the boundaries of the Central Maine Power transmission corridor.

Other Information

With dogs, walkers, mountain bikes and runners all frequenting this multi-use trail, caution and courtesy is required of everyone. Dog walkers must comply with the town’s Dog Control Ordinance, which should be consulted for current requirements and information.

Trail Manager

Visit Yarmouth Community Services online for more information or contact:

Yarmouth Community Services

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street
Yarmouth ME 04096
Phone: 207-846-2406
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October 30, 2020
My husband and I tried this trail today. Very nice. Very well marked. Good workout. Dog owners beware- a fox went down the trail ahead of us in the Gilman Road area!
June 18, 2020
I've recently made two visits to the West Side Trail, both times our group was overwhelmed and uncomfortable by the number of mountain bikes. Repeatedly, our group felt that we were in way, too slow, and we had to step to the side or completely off the trail while the bikes passed us. This was not just one surly bicyclist, but repeated groups. As walkers we did not feel welcome. This is not a dog friendly trail either.
April 14, 2020
As of 4/14/20 this trail system is closed.
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