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Level: Beginner
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +117/123 ft
Total: 22 riders
 

Mountain Biking The Sandpit

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#11 of 96 mountain bike trails in Maine
#1,544 in the world

Few steep drops, rocks, roots, ledges... PLZ READ WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. There are a few ways to ride the trail. For starters you could take THE XC LOOP that runners from the school run on which takes you for a loop around the place. This loop is not single track it is about 6 ft wide and is relativity flat with few turns. There are lots of roots in the way but are marked with orange spray paint. There is one very steep part on this trail with a river at the bottom. Yes there is a bridge to go over but there is also a jump to gap the river. The OTHER MORE EXCITING SINGLE TRACK is a little hard to find but once your on it it will take you all through the woods and even under the bypass. DIRECTIONS TO SINGLE TRACK... As soon as you go through the stone blocs toy will ride down a small hill the single track is tucked into the bamboo on your left right before you cross the wooden plank. Hope you have fun.

First added by Eliteshred on Aug 11, 2015. Last updated May 8, 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 primary entrence to the trail is on Weeks Rd off of 114. Once you turn onto Weeks Rd take a left on to Laurel Pines Dr, this is the big entrence to the school. Fallow the road to the stop sign and turn left almost immediately you will see a dirt area to your right with two stone blocks marking the trail. Feel free to park in the dirt area. ( the dirt area will be on Weeks Rd but the whole point of turning onto Laurel Pines Dr is that if you fallow Weeks Rd all the way around it might be hard to find the right spot if you have not been to the area). Hint... There should be a fenced in pond in front of the trail.
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  • *****

    These trails are incredible! Frazier Preserve Trailhead is were you park (Access Rd. Gorham ME).
    Smooth, flowy, fun!

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  • quairang
    *****

    I just rode this and the backwoods bypass for the first time and really liked them. It seems like lots of people like trails with tons of rocks and roots because they are more technical. But I really appreciated the fact that this trails system had a lot of nice smoother single track where you could go a little faster and swoop around turns. Add a few tricky parts, some fast double track, and even 1 or 2 stunts and I would say that this is my new favorite spot in the area.

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  • Eliteshred
    Reviewing Backwoods Bypass:
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    I started on The Sandpit and made my way over to this trail. I have not discovered all of the trail yet but my favorite part is the beginning it is a steep narrow hill with a few patches of rocks in the trail to keep things technical. HAD A BLAST!

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