Rick Swan Trails at Perch Pond

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About this trail
Swan Trails, named for Rick Swan, are designed on 100s of acres including the shores of a beautiful Maine pond. Weather you are a novice or expert you can find trails to challenge your ability. There are beautiful views along the 3/4 mile trail that runs along the waters edge .Dogs are welcome, there is a lot of wild life in the area. Moose, porkipine, deer, pheasant, rabbits and many others are common. Swans Trails have rocks and roots and dry quickly after rains.
Rick Swan was an extrodinary athlete and trail builder, most of the areas around Orono, Old Town and Bangor Maine he help build and design. The trails at Swans were designed and built by Rick. This trail system exhibits his understanding of nature and his respect for the environment. Here at Swans Trails Rick has left his mark in central Maine leaving an extraordinary trail system for all to enjoy.
source: Penobscot Region NEMBA
added by skifree54Bunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (6 total check-ins)
  Tjsmith   on Jun 8, 2019
  Tjsmith   on Jun 8, 2019
  Vince Call   on May 23, 2018
  Skifreenow   on Oct 16, 2017
  Skifreenow   on Oct 16, 2017
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Reviews (16)

Granny Gear

June 13, 2019
Skifreenow Granny Gear  
Review: Great technical trails with rocks and roots. Pure old school trails with old school flow. The Gnomes watch over you at every turn

Granny Gear

June 13, 2019
Review: Like their namesake did, these trails are getting better with age, great fun, flowing with a little fear built in too!

Bunny Hop

June 6, 2018
SarahBrown Bunny Hop  
Review: I love it out here. So remote and isolated. I've seen moose and bear on the trails. Quite technical stuff, not much climbing.


May 23, 2018
Vince Call Gnarly  
Review: Spring conditions, major mosquito hatch. Certainly Rocky, root challenging trails. Living up to " classic New England style trails" If your looking for flow, not here!! Also, beware of Google map direction offered on single tracks, left me out 1 A to Dedham Hill area

Granny Gear

March 16, 2018
Ronka Granny Gear  
Review: I have been riding out at Perch Pond for a few years now. Each year, the trails seem to be getting better and better. I love the flow of the trails and the well planned mix of speed and tech. Sounds like Rick Swan was the man.

Granny Gear

March 14, 2018
Gouldac Granny Gear  
Review: Great! Always enough to keep me busy and on my feet. Always enjoy exploring and riding these trails. Genius trail layout!

Granny Gear

February 25, 2018
Cary James Granny Gear  
Review: Awesome trails right in my back yard! Thanks for making this wonderful opportunity available!

Granny Gear

November 4, 2017
Mia Smith Granny Gear  
Review: Best single track that's closest to Acadia! Great for hikes with friends in every season and (my favorite) snoeshoeing in the Winter. If you're lucky you'll see some wildlife. Never populated and it's almost like the only one's out there enjoying Maine's beautiful nature. Some of the best single track mountain biking in Maine! These set of trails are special, from what I've heard, because they are named after an exceptional mountain biker who passed away recently.

Granny Gear

October 25, 2017
gktableman Granny Gear  
Review: Quintessential North Maine Woods rocks, roots and hummocks that's close to town. Some of the best intermediate single track in Maine that is within striking distance of Barf Harbor and Acadia National Park. Excellent map and well signed. Dries quickly in the spring and after rains due to leaf blowing in the fall. Just follow the rock plating and you won't go wrong. Trails are continuing being upgraded by a dedicated donsy of trail gnomes.

Granny Gear

October 5, 2017
Skifreenow Granny Gear  
Review: Great Trils along the lake , great views, and a ton of wildlife. Dogs welcome

Rick Swan Trails at Perch Pond MTB Trail 4.47 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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