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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +369/368 ft
Total: 39 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bond Brook Trails

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#5 of 92 mountain bike trails in Maine
#832 in the world

Bond Brook has been created and maintained by the Central Maine Chapter of NEMBA. It is a "work in progress" although land owner issues have cause some delays. There are several mini-loops off the parking area. The easiest is to take the birch entrance, follow it until it dumps you off onto a piece of double track. The single track continues straight ahead. (there is a pretty nasty switchback you have to contend with first...loose granite and slate) Follow it until you get to the power lines. From there, follow the red flags. It will loop you around until you get to the "Bicycle Trail". (there is an old rusted out bike on the side of it) Continue to follow the single track (labeled with red flags) until you get back to the lot.

The signage isn't overly clear. It is possible to get a little lost. Following all the red flags WILL help.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Take Exit 109 A to Augusta, Merge on to 202 East, Turn left on Airport road, pass the airport on your left, (you are now on Winthrop Street), take the second road on your left and drive to the back of the cemetary. The parking lot is all the way back in front of rocks. Start by heading left. The trail entrance is about 100 feet on your right. There are 2 major entrances. The first will be between some birch trees. The second is on your right shortly after. You will follow a fencline. The Singletrack is clearly marked.
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  • SarahBrown
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    Lots of updates in the past couple years. There is more singletrack, and some trails have been improved. Fun stuff with some rocks and roots, a few good climbs.

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  • NE Southeast
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    This place has some super flowy down hill sections that make the climbs well worth it. Fun place to ride

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  • dirtdiva321
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    Ignore the intro written up for this trail system. It is way outdated! Lots of new trails added and old trails buffed. Super flowy stuff and old school roots and rocks just to keep you on your toes. You can pick up trail maps of all the local trails at local bike shops, Tom's Bike Boutique or Mathieu's. The trails at Bond Brook really are worth a visit. If you'd like a local to show you around, just give a shout out on our CeMeNEMBA Facebook page and someone will most likely come forward.

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  • Jason Day
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    A lot of new trails & trail updates. Trails still lack signage and you'll criss cross your ride a few times, but it's the best riding in the Augusta area. There's some nice downhill and XC, and some challenging climbs to go down them again. The trails represent classic New England trails - narrow single track with a lot of roots & rock.

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  • sssirois
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    Best trails in Augusta area.... Technical single track with lots of vertical. Most of the trails are dispersed on around one of the larger hills in the area....fun descents, switchback climbs, and with a little bit of flow. Try the natural half pipe trail "wannabe"... Lots of fun. Over the last few years the trails have expanded

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  • Gabe Gervais
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    Me and my brother have been riding at bond brook regularly for the last year, every time we go there is something new to try, lots of technical single track, challenging climbs, and fun downhill. Have been very impressed with the amount of riding there is to do there. Best riding I've found in the area

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  • maineskiaddict
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    Updated review - since my last visit, the CeMeNemba guys and glad have been doing an outstanding job! There are several miles of trails to be had and each one has a different character. From some technical rocky, rooty, classic East Riding to some serious flow, I wasn't prepared for how good this area has become. There is still a lack of signage and you really need to either get in touch with a local or really scout the trail map on the website. The switchback section opposite the airfield has really blossomed into a smile inducing 3 minute descent.

    Looking forward to my next trip back!

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  • Maine@8848
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    Great trails that are still in the works. Trails have been added that are not listed on the map. Don't miss the trail down the "halfpipe" between M7 and M8 on the trailmap. If you love the challenge of a good climb look for the trail at the bottom of the Access road. Park at the back of the Mt. Hope Cemetery off Winthrop St.

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  • ShawnMcF77
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    I've been riding these trails with a couple of my buddies all summer last year & this season. This is a work in progress, but great riding. Most of which is single track and VERY technical. If you have broad shoulders & bar ends, it makes for a tight fit (I know) I will post pics & videos soon from our rides

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  • maineskiaddict
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    A work-in-progress to be sure. Recently land owners have cut a lot of trail for ATV/ Snowmobile use and has taken its toll on the riding. Local Nemba chapter has been working to improve the riding but have taken a hiatus to focus on other projects. What is ride-able is still pretty good.

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