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      Essex Woods encompasses about 70 acres of land and includes a popular sledding hill. Parking is available off Watchmaker Street. The trails run through wetlands and reforested areas and is an appropriate location for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing.

      In 2016 the local NEMBA Chapter started to reclaim old trails and build modern trails on the property. You will find some of the best trails in the area with something for all abilities of rider.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Bangor Parks & Recreation
      Watchmaker Street Parking google parking directions
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 7, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      26
      Trails E-Bike
      26
      Trails Hike
      26
      Trails Trail Running
      26
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      743 ft
      Total Vertical
      117 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      235 ft
      Reports
      67
      Photos
      94
      Ridden Counter
      2,549

      Photos of Essex Woods Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Essex Woods Mountain Bike

      Confusing bits part 1
      | Jun 26, 2021
      Highway to heck 2
      | Jun 26, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Straight Six
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 10:15am
      Jun 7, 2022
      IdealHairier than the Zohan currently.schlockinz
      Flow Train
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Oct 8, 2021
      Variableschlockinz
      Ebb'n Flow
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 9:44am
      Oct 8, 2021
      Idealschlockinz
      Main Trail to Railbed
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 24, 2021
      IdealHike Macsteamer PR-NEMBA
      Neverland Forest
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 24, 2021
      IdealHike Macsteamer PR-NEMBA
      Work Bench
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 24, 2021
      IdealHike Macsteamer PR-NEMBA
      Spine Climb aka: (Eric's Other Half)
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 24, 2021
      DryHike Macsteamer PR-NEMBA
      Spine Trail (The Spine)
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 24, 2021
      Very DryHike Macsteamer PR-NEMBA
      Splinter
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 1:52pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      VariableMud at the usual spots on the northern...schlockinz
      Groovechild
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 1:49pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      IdealRocky and rooty, just like it was meant to beschlockinz

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #621187schlockinzaddreportStraight Six
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 10:17am
      Jun 7, 2022
      user #2884957Fang223wishlisttrailEbb'n Flow
      May 31, 2022 @ 3:13pm
      May 31, 2022
      user #3059750PetraLilleyLm4riddentrailHighway to Heck and 4 more
      May 27, 2022 @ 9:06pm
      May 27, 2022
      user #2322139Mlockardaddreport2 The Tanks and 1 more
      May 27, 2022 @ 10:51am
      May 27, 2022
      user #2159923maharlriddentrailPowerline Climb
      Mar 1, 2022 @ 11:16am
      Mar 1, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1843527btmspoxreportHighway to Heck@schlockinz: That makes sense, I do remember...
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 7:23am
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #621187schlockinzreportHighway to Heck@btmspox: I put up a video of the areas and...
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 6:55pm
      Jun 26, 2021
      user #621187schlockinzreportHighway to HeckThat is someone else’s land I can talk...
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 11:01am
      Jun 26, 2021
      user #1843527btmspoxreportHighway to HeckIn all of your ride logs you're going into the...
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 10:50am
      Jun 26, 2021
      user #1843527btmspoxreportHighway to HeckWhere do you go in, exactly?
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 10:25am
      Jun 26, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      The Bog - Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve 3 3 12.2 km
      Bangor City Forest 5 17 22.9 km
      The Bog - Walden-Parke Preserve 3 10 12.9 km
      Veazie Trails3.4 km
      Newman & Bangor Hill 6 5 85.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike265 miles745 ft2 miles118 ft
      #2,168#1,124806721,820
      E-Bike265 miles745 ft2 miles118 ft
      #680#210485
      Hike265 miles745 ft2 miles118 ft
      #1,693#997146729
      Trail Running265 miles745 ft2 miles118 ft
      #1,699#996673
      • By chuktA TRAILFORKS NFTA Map Team & contributors
      • Admins: ThomasCassidy, PR-NEMBA, schlockinz, Cgw, ThomasCassidy
      • #20569 - 4,297 views
      • essex woods activity log | embed map of Essex Woods mountain bike trails | essex woods mountain biking points of interest

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