Bangor City Forest

3.50 out of 5
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Trail Description
About this trail
A multi-use trail network that typifies northeastern riding - rocky and rooty.
There are some access roads that offer decent pedaling, but most singletrack
is tight, twisty, rocky, and rooty. Can be fairly wet in low spots through May.
Map available from the Bangor City website:
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (9 total check-ins)
  Scott Rollins   on Mar 3, 2019
  Scott Rollins   on Mar 3, 2019
  Lindsay Beth Currier   on Mar 3, 2019
  MTNmainer88   on Aug 3, 2018
  MTNmainer88   on Jul 31, 2018
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Reviews (6)

Bunny Hop

June 6, 2018
SarahBrown Bunny Hop  
Review: Good place to ride. The single track off of the main trail tends to be muddy. It's quite technical. There are no maps showing most of the single track. From here you can get to the Walden Parke Preserve for more single track.

Granny Gear

August 18, 2017
Bmoore3212 Granny Gear  
Review: Very nice, well kept trails. Had a blast riding here. There a lot of trails ranging from beginner and intermediate. Great riding.

September 17, 2014
Review: For being right in Bangor this is a fantastic place. This was my first trip here and I had a great time exploring around on the tight single tracks over on the west side. Great place to spend a few hours on some relatively technical stuff. Worth checking out if you're in the area.


November 30, 2012
Maine@8848 Gramcounter  
Review: Decent spot to ride. No really good trail maps, just one of those spots you have to ride a few times to really figure it out. There is a really cool downhill section that has log rides built into it. Park along side the road at the top of hill and the entrance is on the left. Can be really rough on a hardtail; fun though.

Granny Gear

May 8, 2012
Review: I recently rode City Forest Park again (9/4/12) with my wife and bro. The single tracks still average an Intermediate grade, HOWEVER the trails we rode were not very well maintained. Some of the trails (Bog Trail & I believe Grouse Trail) are growing over and have fallen trees on them. This is still a GREAT place to ride however someone may need to get in there with a bush hog or machete. Also, the back rail road bed I spoke about previously really isn’t that good anymore. It looks like they added a parking lot and more access road. When I rode this last (at least 6yrs ago) they had thinned out some of the trees so you could easily see where the main (groomed/paved) trails were. Now there is a TON of secondary growth that makes you feel like you’re really secluded. The pictures on their site ( ) show what I rode back then, HOWEVER if it were not for the trail signs these trails wouldn’t stand out like they do in the photos. If these trails see some attention this area can be so much better than it currently is. If you are looking to visiting Bangor bring your bike, if not you can rent some NICE Santa Cruz bikes from Ski Rack Sports which is pretty much next door. We did and I really didn’t care for the Butcher; pedal strikes like a mo fo. The yellow DH bike despite its weight handled the trails like a dream! Trail Suggestions: Park at the upper lot which is located just above the old land fill. Coming down you can see the tree farm below and a old beaver dam which the trail intersects. Session this but be careful as the area around the dam can be washed out deep enough to swallow your bike (a launch ramp or sizable roller would do). Once in the tree farm you want to go right towards the lower two parking lots. From here you can find trail maps that will lead you to some of these stashed trails. No notable hill climbs with the exception of climbing back to your car. Cheers and happy trails!

* Review edited 9/29/2012

Granny Gear

September 3, 2011
NocTech Granny Gear  
Review: This is a decent place to ride, alot of wide open vehicle size road and alot of super technical, rooty, rocky, wet single track. Not alot of elevation change, no hard climbs. Easy access/egress, if you don't like the trail you're on, it's easy enough to jump out and grab another line.

Bangor City Forest MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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