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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 50%
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • 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
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  • trail Trail Head
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • 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
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      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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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 7, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      1,000 ft
      Total Vertical
      877 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,289 ft
      Reports
      14
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      205

      Popular Kennebec Highlands Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Kennebec Highlands Mountain Bike

      trail: A-Trail
      38 |
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 5:56am
      Jun 9, 2020
      trail: A-Trail
      38 |
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 5:56am
      Jun 9, 2020
      report
      trail: Monataka
      37 |
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 10:30pm
      Apr 29, 2020
      trail: A-Trail
      50 |
      Aug 28, 2017 @ 9:25am
      Aug 28, 2017

      Videos of Kennebec Highlands Mountain Bike

      Jester Thump
      trail: A-Trail
      1:01 | 295 | Sep 2, 2015
      riders' skank
      trail: A-Trail
      1:22 | 399 | Aug 21, 2009
      A-Trail   CeMeNEMBA 5-31-2020
      trail: A-Trail
      14:01 | 191 | Jun 11, 2020 , Waterville
      A Trail Rome, Maine 2019
      trail: A-Trail
      17:20 | 193 | May 29, 2020 , Waterville

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      York Hill Road Parking Lot to Trailhead
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 8:29am
      Feb 7, 2021
      Snow PackedcdtriderObserved Trials
      A-Trail
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 11:19am
      Jul 19, 2020
      IdealiSprxoHoly crap is this trail a peice of work....
      McGaffey Mountain Crown
      May 31, 2020 @ 8:04am
      May 31, 2020
      Drycdtrider
      Monataka
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 8:27pm
      Apr 26, 2020
      DrySkinh78 It's it great condition and has been leaf...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2563711annabournecommenttrailYork Hill Road Parking Lot to Trailhead
      Feb 20, 2021 @ 10:32am
      Feb 20, 2021
      user #1009634smullinwishlisttrailMcGaffey Mountain Crown and 1 more
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 7:04am
      Feb 14, 2021
      user #1732344cdtrideraddreportYork Hill Road Parking Lot to Trailhead
      Feb 8, 2021 @ 4:59am
      Feb 8, 2021
      user #2563711annabourneaddtrailYork Hill Road Parking Lot to Trailhead
      Jan 25, 2021 @ 6:10am
      Jan 25, 2021
      user #2406327Gremlindog14wishlisttrailA-Trail
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 7:27pm
      Sep 23, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2563711annabournetrailYork Hill Road Parking Lot to TrailheadBe sure to keep your dog on leash between...
      Feb 20, 2021 @ 10:32am
      Feb 20, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      York Hill Farm4.9 km
      Summerhaven Recreational Area 112.1 km
      Allen-Wittney Memorial Forest 6 412.7 km
      Pine Ridge 8 813.3 km
      Nina's Woods 313.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike59 miles1,001 ft3 miles876 ft
      #1,789#9301014300
      Hike59 miles1,001 ft3 miles876 ft
      #1,429#8351420
      Trail Running48 miles988 ft3 miles876 ft
      #1,431#83514
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