Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Elevation: +324/298 ft
Total: 25 riders
Mountain Biking Mount Apatite
#61 of 93 mountain bike trails in Maine
#8488 in the world
At 325 acres it offers a little bit of everything, dense forest stands, semi-precious stone mining sites, abandoned quaries, ledges and large glacial erratics.
The trails are all natural surface ranging from old woods roads to sinuous singletracks. In all you'll find just under 8 miles of trails. They are very well maintained by the City. You'll notice many drainage features to keep water off the trails. There are long armored "turnpikes" to keep you high and dry in perpetually muddy areas. There are even benches every half mile of so in case you want to stop and take a break.
For a first ride I'd suggest following the blue blazed trails in a clockwise direction. This will maximize the downhills, although the trail is fun both ways. Then I'd suggest filling in the middle by doing all the red blazed trails.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
From downtown Auburn, head out on Minot Avenue, past the intersection with Court St, Manley St, and Hotel Rd. After the Hotel Rd traffic light, turn Right onto the next road, Garfield. Turn left into the little league fields, then park your vehicle. Bike past the military facility, through the gate marked "pedestrians welcome," and straight to join the trail network.
98 Small Rd. & 930 Garfield Rd (behind National Guard).
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