Alden Hill

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.40 out of 5
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Intermediate
3.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 900 ft
264
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
There is a 3.5 mile race loop with some sweet singletrack and some steep drop in hills. This is a easy race loop for most racers but I think overall this trail with the stream crossings and drop in hills will get the average rider.
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (10)
 

Granny Gear

October 5, 2017
msfit Granny Gear  
 
Review: The trails were fun....once I found them. Lots of flat out stretches... some fun technical ST int the woods. Overall - what stuck out more than anything is that nothing is marked! I was stunned that no one mentioned NONE of the trails are marked. There is no trail map anywhere in the woods - nothing to show where you are, what connects to what or how long anything is. After driving out from Portland I was committed to exploring - but was a little unnerved not knowing if I was 1/2 thru the ride - or just about done. The trails are maintained - and every once and awhile you will see orange flags in the ground that suddenly change to pink....what is the significance of the color change? Am I on a new trail? or did they just run out of orange? I had no idea. Obviously the trail is maintained and is in good to great shape - why hasn't anyone bothered to map it out???? Arrgh! ** Best way to find this trail and save yourself headaches is to park in the lot by the USM police station. If you head to the police station entrance, you will see a break in the wooden guardrail on your L- that is an access point to the trails. It's steep and gravel, then merges with a WIDE dirt road that takes you past the pond on your L...then you merge on to some single track climbing and from there you will see 'wide dirt roads' and trails that shoot off to your L and R...where they each lead is anyone's guess. Allow yourself time to explore, find your way back and pack plenty of water and snacks in case it takes you longer to get back to your car then you were planning.






June 10, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: This is a very fun trial it could use a little bit more jumps but still very fun.




Granny Gear

June 8, 2016
MtbGtME Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm a beginner and I just rode this trail for the first time a few days ago. It's an awesome trail, pretty technical. Be ready to ride uphill for a while and then basically turn back around and go back down. There are options for trails though so don't take that as me saying it's boring! Just wanted to warn about the uphill. I started at the pump house but I noticed that there is access through a college parking lot. Its not obvious but it's against the tree line of the lot by the turf field, behind the guardrail. Just beware of the bridge at the bottom of the trail, I want careful and fell in the brook! Overall a good ride, although it was wet. Very thankful for these Gorham trails!




Gramcounter

August 10, 2015
Eliteshred Gramcounter  
 
Review: VERY FUN TRAIL. IT IS HIDDEN AT FIRST BUT ONCE YOU FIND IT THERE IS ENOUGH SINGLE TRACK TO LAST YOU A LONG TIME. TO FIND THE TRAIL PARK IN FRONT OF THE USM POLICE STATION. THERE IS A TRAIL RIGHT BEHIND IT COVERED IN WEEDS. FALLOW IT TO A POND AND KEEP TO THE WATER AND YOU WILL FIND A NETWORK OF SINGLE TRACK.( most of the trails are free from overgrowth)






August 12, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: Over grown & has become a location for college kids to drink, smash bottles everywhere, cut tress down n build teepees. The only trails I could find were made by vehicles




Gramcounter

June 17, 2014
Berd Gramcounter  
 
Review: Totally overgrown at this point.




Granny Gear

September 12, 2011
 
Review: Super fun trail, a couple of steep grades kept this from rating "Easy" but that shouldn't stop beginners from taking a whack at this trail. It needs some TLC with a ton of debris, but overall a very fun trail. Also, I did not find the trail near the baseball fields. Park on 114 in town and coast past the two USM entrances then take your first left, the trail starts at the end of the road.




Granny Gear

August 9, 2009
 
Review: UPDATE on Directions: Head towards USM on 114. Take the 2nd entrance. (Campus Ave.) Follow road to the left at the split, keeping the Sullivan sports complex on your right. Follow campus ave past the John Mitchell center. You'll see the G19 parking lot sign on the left, directly ahead is the trail head behind a 1 story maroon building.



 

Granny Gear

August 12, 2014
Guest Granny Gear  
 
Review: I found it easiest to park on n lot next to maroon building (security) they said no student pass is needed for the summer so park & ride worry free




Granny Gear

July 29, 2006
Bajimer Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail if some parts of it weren't so overgrown. Lots of fast open trail and singletrack. I would highly recommend a good bug repellant and a wrap for your head, as the horseflies are out in force. At the end of one of the main trails there is a road that leads to route 25....WATCH OUT FOR THE PACK OF NEIGHBORHOOD DOGS! They will chase you down from the end of the trail if you aren't fast enough.....it's good for the nerves though (nothing like a bunch of 80lb dogs sprinting after you!).






September 22, 2005
Guest   
 
Review: Rode here for the first time recently. Lots of fun. Kick a** single track, good after work ride if you are in the Gorham/westbrook area. Some of the single track gets a bit covered in roots. Some locals are setting up some obsticles. Looks like it is going to be pretty crazy when done.

Similar Trail: Some similarities to Bradbury.



Alden Hill MTB Trail 3.40 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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