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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
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  • 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
      The Kennebec Highlands overlook the Belgrade lakes and much of central Maine to the South. The overlook at the top is a must stop, the view is worth the effort. The trail is a mix of steep technical single track, re-purposed grown in double track and flowy machine built bench cut. The top loop is a natural style of single track through classic Maine forest with hemlock, pine, and beech trees interspaced with granite ledges covered in wild blueberries (ripe in late July thru August) and lichens. Down at lower elevation across the road is the newly added Monataka loop designed to be more beginner friendly, but with the same natural, close to the land style of build.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      AKA: A-trail
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      From Rt27 Northbound in Belgrade turn left onto Cattle Island Rd (before the golf course). After two and a half miles turn right onto Watson Pond Rd. Trailhead parking is on the left after about a mile. Sign says "State of Maine - Reserved land - Kennebec Highlands". Trail access is free.
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 15, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,319
      State Ranking
      #11
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      987 ft
      Total Vertical
      877 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,289 ft
      Reports
      9
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      90

      Popular Kennebec Highlands Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Photos of Kennebec Highlands Mountain Bike

      trail: A-Trail
      17 |
      Aug 28, 2017 @ 9:25am
      Aug 28, 2017

      Videos of Kennebec Highlands Mountain Bike

      Jester Thump
      trail: A-Trail
      1:01 | 212 | Sep 2, 2015
      riders' skank
      trail: A-Trail
      1:22 | 371 | Aug 21, 2009

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      A-Trail
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 4:27am
      Nov 3, 2019
      WetNewEnglandSkier13 MV NEMBA Deep leaf cover. Cleared many downed...
      McGaffey Mountain Crown
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 4:27am
      Nov 3, 2019
      WetNewEnglandSkier13 MV NEMBA Deep leaf cover. Cleared many downed...
      Monataka
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 2:18pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      VariablemgltravelerGenerally quite good, leaf covered and at...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1399811NewEnglandSkier13addreportA-Trail and 1 more
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 11:08am
      Nov 3, 2019
      user #1116806drjames14addreportA-Trail
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 5:53am
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1153630BlackSquidriddentrailA-Trail
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 5:18pm
      Aug 21, 2019
      user #1885947GetoffthelawnwishlisttrailMonataka
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 11:39am
      Aug 7, 2019
      user #1386602jlaqualiaaddreportA-Trail and 1 more
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 8:11am
      Jul 27, 2019

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