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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Watchmaker Street Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 6
      • 9
      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 15, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      985 ft
      Total Vertical
      120 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      237 ft
      Reports
      23
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      1,649

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance

      Photos of Essex Woods Mountain Bike

      trail: Rat a Tat
      31 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: Rat a Tat
      27 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      33 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:38am
      Jun 4, 2019
      39 |
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:19am
      Apr 23, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Dogonit
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 6:58pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      DryWillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS
      Flow Train
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Sep 4, 2019
      VariableschlockinzWet in the usual spots, flowing well
      Spine Trail (The Spine)
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Sep 4, 2019
      VariableschlockinzSpine is gripping well right now, Eric's...
      Power Line Trail
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jun 4, 2019
      DrySedonajohnQuintessential New England riding
      Sledhill Climb
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jun 4, 2019
      DrySedonajohn
      Highway to Heck
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jun 4, 2019
      VariableSedonajohn
      Powerline Climb
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jun 4, 2019
      DrySedonajohn
      Cup Cake
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jun 4, 2019
      DrySedonajohn
      Spine Connector
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jun 4, 2019
      DrySedonajohn
      Neverland Forest Access
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jun 4, 2019
      DrySedonajohn

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2295555FallsDownOnTrailswishlisttrailStraight Six
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 1:58pm
      2 days
      user #2338462Hermana1riddentrailNeverland Forest and 6 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 7:37pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      user #1843527btmspoxaddreportStraight Six and 2 more
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      user #2176805Manderson76riddentrailSledhill Climb and 13 more
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 1:22pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      user #2176805Manderson76addreportStraight Six
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 1:09pm
      Jul 8, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1511857haynzyreportStraight SixAnother great trail with flow and berms to...
      May 29, 2020 @ 9:19am
      May 29, 2020
      user #1511857haynzyreportSpine Trail (The Spine)Short but sweet! Great little trail only...
      May 29, 2020 @ 9:17am
      May 29, 2020
      user #1511857haynzyreportSpine Trail (The Spine)Short but sweet! Great little trail only...
      May 29, 2020 @ 9:15am
      May 29, 2020
      user #1511857haynzyreportFlow TrainFun trail. Well thought out.
      May 29, 2020 @ 9:13am
      May 29, 2020
      user #1917359DeadgroundstrailFall Line Bridge TrailFun but the bridge is thin and falling apart
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 2:14pm
      Sep 11, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
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      Bangor City Forest 4 17 22.9 km
      The Bog - Walden-Parke Preserve 3 12 12.9 km
      Veazie Trails3.4 km
      Newman & Bangor Hill 5 4 85.6 km

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