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      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.
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      Open on Oct 13, 2018

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      #5
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