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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
      • 3
      • 5
      • 9
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      Region Status
      Open as of 17 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      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
      935 ft
      Total Vertical
      120 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      237 ft
      Reports
      57
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      2,142

      Photos of Essex Woods Mountain Bike

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      trail: Straight Six
      3 |
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 7:21am
      Jun 8, 2021
      report
      5 |
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      report
      trail: Straight Six
      6 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Apr 25, 2021
      14 |
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 9:38am
      Apr 2, 2021
      trail: Rat a Tat
      60 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: Rat a Tat
      45 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      57 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:38am
      Jun 4, 2019
      69 |
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:19am
      Apr 23, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Main Trail to Railbed
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      17 hours
      IdealMacsteamer PR-NEMBAHike
      Ebb'n Flow
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      17 hours
      Very DryMacsteamer PR-NEMBAHike
      Neverland Forest
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      17 hours
      IdealMacsteamer PR-NEMBAHike
      Work Bench
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      17 hours
      IdealMacsteamer PR-NEMBAHike
      Spine Climb aka: (Eric's Other Half)
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      17 hours
      DryMacsteamer PR-NEMBAHike
      Spine Trail (The Spine)
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      17 hours
      Very DryMacsteamer PR-NEMBAHike
      Splinter
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 1:52pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      VariableschlockinzMud at the usual spots on the northern...
      Flow Train
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 1:50pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      IdealschlockinzGood shape, little mud in the usual spot...
      Groovechild
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 1:49pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      IdealschlockinzRocky and rooty, just like it was meant to be
      Bone Yard
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      IdealschlockinzUsual rocks and roots. Someone seems to...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1222082MacsteameraddreportMain Trail to Railbed and 5 more
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 5:20pm
      14 hours
      user #1843527btmspoxaddreportWork Bench and 2 more
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      15 hours
      user #2687342ritalinsphynxvotetrailNeverland Forest and 7 more
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 7:49am
      23 hours
      user #2687342ritalinsphynxaddreportStraight Six
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 7:39am
      23 hours
      user #2687342ritalinsphynxriddentrailFall Line Bridge Trail and 13 more
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 1:51pm
      Jun 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1843527btmspoxreportStraight SixSomeone else posted a report today that...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 12:04pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #1222082MacsteamerreportDogonitThanks! I think it will get some love. It is...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #1222082MacsteamerreportStraight SixThe City shall be on it!
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:06am
      Apr 25, 2021
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      The Bog - Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve 3 3 12.2 km
      Bangor City Forest 3 17 22.9 km
      The Bog - Walden-Parke Preserve 3 12 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 miles935 ft2 miles121 ft
      #4,564#2,091195721,716
      E-Bike265 miles935 ft2 miles121 ft
      #1,366#329385
      Hike265 miles935 ft2 miles121 ft
      #3,982#1,970145728
      Trail Running265 miles935 ft2 miles121 ft
      #3,982#1,970571
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      • Admins: ThomasCassidy, PR-NEMBA, schlockinz, ThomasCassidy
      • #20569 - 3,152 views
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