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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
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
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      Access Info:
      Parking off Taylor Rd. in Orono, just before the dump gate.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 16, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      21
      Trails Trail Running
      21
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      10
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      997 ft
      Total Vertical
      164 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      299 ft
      Reports
      27
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      798

      Photos of Newman & Bangor Hill Mountain Bike

      35 |
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 10, 2020
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      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      trail: Black Pond
      27 |
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 10, 2020
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      trail: Black Pond
      27 |
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      32 |
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      83 |
      May 13, 2018 @ 8:45am
      May 13, 2018

      Videos of Newman & Bangor Hill Mountain Bike

      Terrace Trail @Bradbury Mt.
      trail: DH Trail
      3:15 | 354 | May 22, 2012

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      user #496108NEMBAbillupdateregionNewman & Bangor Hill
      Nov 11, 2022 @ 2:53pm
      Nov 11, 2022
      user #2786749TanogrusaddreportRailroad Bed and 1 more
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:29pm
      May 21, 2022
      user #1725241OutdoorLife207riddentrailBlack Pond
      Apr 27, 2022 @ 7:44am
      Apr 27, 2022
      user #1640079danlorangeraddreportRossy's Connector and 1 more
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 6:47pm
      Feb 19, 2022
      user #621187schlockinzaddreportBlack Pond
      Jan 10, 2022 @ 12:07pm
      Jan 10, 2022

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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 12.4 km
      Bangor City Forest 5 17 22.7 km
      The Bog - Walden-Parke Preserve 3 10 12.7 km
      University Maine Orono 4 20 1 13.1 km
      Veazie Trails3.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2112 miles981 ft4 miles164 ft
      #7,311#3,0996271222
      Hike2112 miles981 ft4 miles164 ft
      #6,359#2,9442723
      Trail Running2112 miles981 ft4 miles164 ft
      #6,365#2,9402744
      Snowshoe1705 ft108 ft
      #658#38810
      Backcountry Ski11,880 ft230 ft3 ft
      Nordic Ski107 miles249 ft2 miles164 ft
      #271#170294
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