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      The Mountain Bike Trail Network in the Carrabassett Region is located primarily within the Town of Carrabassett Valley, Maine adjacent the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, a well-known mecca for winter sports enthusiasts. Driving time from Portland, Maine is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

      Carrabassett Region NEMBA, in collaboration with the Town of Carrabassett Valley and Maine Huts & Trails, has created a two pod mountain bike trail system in the Carrabassett Valley area. The Carrabassett Region offers over 77 miles of mountain bike specific trail, approximately 22 miles of which are new or completely rebuilt trails. The riding options are a treat for all rider abilities:
      Summer and winter trails conditions are located here.

      • The Narrow Gauge Pathway (Beginner) provides over 6 miles of riding on a smooth crushed gravel surface that hugs the rugged Carrabassett River following an old railroad bed. many small singletracks like Crockertown, Camel Humps and Caboose loop off the railbed. Riding this complex in the eastern direction makes them all downhills.

      • The Route 27 Connector and Snail Trail (Beginner) provide a gradual incline single track also with crushed gravel surface that connects the Campbell Field Trailhead to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center;

      • The Oak Knoll Trail (Intermediate) is a 3 mile single track with amazing flow and spectacular mountain views that connects the Maine Hut & Trail Stratton Brook Hut with the Campbell Field Trail Head;

      • TOAD and Buckshot (Intermediate) offer over 2 miles of flowy single track that is as much fun to climb as it is to ride downhill;


      Pod One: Sugarloaf Outdoor Center (35 miles of trail)
      The primary hub of the mountain bike trail network is located at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center off Route 27, approximately 1 mile south of the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort Access Road. Here you will find parking, trail maps, Carrabassett Valley Bike, and a bike wash station. Carrabassett Valley Bike offers bike rentals, bike repair, and knowledgeable advice on area riding.

      Pod Two: Campbell Field Trail Head (42 miles of trail)
      The Campbell Field Trail Head also offers parking, a trail head kiosk with maps and signage. Access to the Campbell Field Trail Head is also located off Route 27 via a gravel road entrance approximately 500 feet south of the access road to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

      Below are suggested riding loops. Please consult the trail map before you depart and bring it with you.

      Round the Pond
      Level: Beginner
      Start/End: Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
      Ride Time: 20-30 minutes

      Overview: This introductory ride is perfect for the brand new rider who is getting the feel of a mountain bike. It circumnavigates the pond at the Outdoor Center, has very little climbing, offers a smooth tread and some great views.

      Loop: From the Outdoor Center start West (to the right looking at the pond) on Moose Bog Loop (103). Stay on the tread around the pond to the carriage road and head left back to the Outdoor Center.

      Grassy Loop Excursion
      Level: Beginner
      Start/End: Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
      Ride Time: 60-90 minutes

      Overview: This loop will give a dose of twisty, turny trails through the woods, some views of the Carrabassett River and some open single track with great flow. This is a great option once you’ve mastered the basics.

      Loop: Across the parking lot from the Outdoor Center find the Snail Trail Loop (101). Start around in either direction but take the Route 27 Connector (102) across Route 27 (use caution crossing the road). You are now located at the Campbell Field Trail Head. Proceed over the bridge and left on the Narrow Gage (200). Old Gage Trail (204) cuts the corner and gets you into the woods. Proceed on the Narrow Gage and around the Grassy Loops (201). There is an inner and outer loop to explore. Return to the Outdoor Center via the Narrow Gage, Route 27 Connector and Snail Trail.


      Jabba the Hut
      Level: Intermediate
      Start/End; Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
      Ride Time: 60-90 minutes

      Overview: This loop includes fun and moderately challenging single track riding that dances in and out of the dense woods and includes well defined crushed stone single track on existing Nordic ski trail corridors. Near the Nordic Center Warming Hut you will find some spectacular views of the Bigelow Mountain Range.

      Loop: Leave the Outdoor Center heading west on the gravel road (also identified as ski trail no. 1) for about one mile. Look for a trail marker on your left identifying mountain bike trail no. 110 (Jabba the Hut). A this point, the trail is well-defined single track that takes you to the Warming Hut, which is a small log cabin building. Follow 110 across the gravel road following a defined tread of crushed stone within the ski trail. The defined tread of crushed stone will identify Jabba the Hut on this loop for all sections in the ski trail corridor. Single Track sections that enter the woods are clearly identified by both the tread and signage. You will encounter five additional sections of riding on this loop that have single track riding within the woods. Jabba the Hut will eventually intersect with the Moose Bog Loop (103) which joins Jabba the Hut from the left. Continue on Jabba the Hut on the defined tread with crushed gravel surface until you reach First Tracks (104). Follow First Tracks to where it rejoins Moose Bog Loop (103) and follow Moose Bog Loop back to the Outdoor Center.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Stratton Brook Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 10, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #622
      State Ranking
      #4
      Trails (view details)
      49
      Trails Mountain Bike
      49
      Trails Hike
      49
      Trails Trail Running
      49
      Total Distance
      50 miles
      Total Descent
      7,268 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,050 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,931 ft
      Reports
      152
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      2,469

      Photos of Carrabassett Valley Trail Network Mountain Bike

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      Oct 16, 2019 @ 10:13pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      trail: 401: Esker
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      Oct 16, 2019
      trail: Rough Trade
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      Nov 28, 2016 @ 4:39pm
      Nov 28, 2016
      trail: Rough Trade
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      Jan 19, 2011 @ 11:34am
      Jan 19, 2011

      Videos of Carrabassett Valley Trail Network Mountain Bike

      Fat Tranny in Santa Cruz
      trail: Mailboxes
      0:12 | 69 | Aug 28, 2018
      Oak Knoll Trail, Carrabassett ME
      8:36 | 573 | Jul 25, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

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      202: Goldenrod
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 1:16pm
      Nov 10, 2019
      VariableNHOwl
      301: Newton's Revenge
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 9:56am
      Sep 15, 2019
      Drybrucerioux BVNEMBA Region 3 Large trees down across trail, blocking...
      308: Crommett's Connector
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 4:18pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      DryheyjohnpClosed for logging as of August 2019
      209: The Caboose
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:09am
      Aug 16, 2019
      Variableheyjohnp
      309: Bypass
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:09am
      Aug 16, 2019
      Dryheyjohnp
      307: Crommett's Overlook
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:09am
      Aug 16, 2019
      VariableheyjohnpA couple wet spots but nothing major.
      310: Oak Knoll
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:09am
      Aug 16, 2019
      VariableheyjohnpA couple wet spots but nothing major.
      203: Mike's Mile 59
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:09am
      Aug 16, 2019
      VariableheyjohnpA couple wet spots but nothing major.
      205: Meade
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:09am
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      Caboose Connect
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      Activity Feed

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      user #1761297NHOwladdreport202: Goldenrod
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      Nov 10, 2019
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      Recent Comments

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      user #276087heyjohnptrail311: Bear TrailSuper fun flow trail with berms and a couple...
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 4:20pm
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      user #367569ogodudetrail310: Oak KnollGreat rocky descent, make sure you have a lot...
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 6:50pm
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      user #788281drcamerotrail301: Newton's RevengeMachine built sections were fast, flowy and...
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      user #788281drcamerotrail310: Oak KnollRockier and more feature laden then most other...
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 9:41pm
      Jun 25, 2017

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