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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +81/82 ft
Total: 26 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bangor City Forest

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#70 of 95 mountain bike trails in Maine
#9,770 in the world

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:
http://cityforest.bangorinfo.com/index.htm

First added by dauw on May 9, 2011. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The Bangor City Forest is accessible via Kittredge Road and Tripp Drive.
Kittredge Road is at the intersection of Hogan Road and Stillwater Avenue,
near the Bangor Mall. Tripp Drive is off Stillwater Avenue, 1.6 miles north of
the junction of Stillwater Avenue and Hogan Road, just before the kennel
and concrete factory. If you're coming from the south on the interstate, you
can take either Exit 186 (Stillwater Avenue) or Exit 187 (Hogan Road). If
you're coming from the north on I-95, take Exit 187
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  • SarahBrown
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    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.

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  • Bmoore3212
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    Very nice, well kept trails. Had a blast riding here. There a lot of trails ranging from beginner and intermediate. Great riding.

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  • Maine@8848
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    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.

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  • blueflyer83
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    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 ( http://cityforest.bangorinfo.com/trails.htm ) 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

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  • NocTech
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    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.

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