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      The singletrack on Newman and Bangor hills is technical, narrow, and twisty. And steep. In one ride, you may travel less than five to 10 miles, but I guarantee you will enjoy every minute of it and be exhausted at the end of the ride.
      Now, the trails are designed for the advanced intermediate to expert rider. Of the various uphill sections, riders have been heard to say that the trails are ‘impossible to ride.’ Especially during wet conditions. And you will find these trails slick more often than not. The rocks and roots tend to sweat on hot humid summer days, and the fields of moss are always sloshy. These are the days when the deer flies and mosquitoes swarm. Sound good?

      Newman HillThe singletrack weaves into a gully between the two hills. This exposed ledgy terrain is the steepest, and the fastest.

      These trails are among the few in the Penobscot Region that provide a ride with significant elevation gain. These trails also parallel an abandoned railroad bed that is actively being pursued to be turned into a Rail Trail. Eventually, this will be a place where riders of all levels can enjoy the terrain.

      This area also contains a vast network of cross-country ski trails. With the continued construction and maintenance of the singletrack mountain bike trails on Newman and Bangor hills, this area is becoming a four season, family-friendly recreational area.

      Just off the Taylor Road in Orono, you’ll find information, maps, and parking at the trailhead.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Parking off Taylor Rd. in Orono, just before the dump gate.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 12, 2020
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      8
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      997 ft
      Total Vertical
      164 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      299 ft
      Reports
      11
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      374

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance

      Photos of Newman & Bangor Hill Mountain Bike

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      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 10, 2020
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      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      trail: Black Pond
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      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 10, 2020
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      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Sep 10, 2020

      Videos of Newman & Bangor Hill Mountain Bike

      Terrace Trail @Bradbury Mt.
      trail: DH Trail
      3:15 | 265 | May 22, 2012

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #961137TWicks200wishlisttrailNewman Hill Climb
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 6:18pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      user #2410211julianwigginsriddentrailWater Tower and 12 more
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:18pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      user #1640079danlorangeraddreportDH Trail and 3 more
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 4:17pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      user #2284147AmyAndvotetrailPeak 2 Peak and 3 more
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      user #2284147AmyAndcommenttrailBlack Pond
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      Sep 10, 2020

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      user #2284147AmyAndtrailBlack PondSome boards along wooden bridges are...
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      Sep 10, 2020

      Nearby Areas

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      Orono Land Trust 6 13 22.4 km
      Bangor City Forest 3 17 22.7 km
      The Bog - Walden-Parke Preserve 3 12 12.7 km
      University Maine Orono 4 20 1 13.1 km
      Veazie Trails3.2 km
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