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  • Icy
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  • Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
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Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Access Info:
      Parking off Taylor Rd. in Orono, just before the dump gate.
      Region Details
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      • 3
      • 8

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 16, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      PRNEMBA
      (pr.nemba.org)

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,870
      State Ranking
      #62
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      7
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      996 ft
      Total Vertical
      164 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      299 ft
      Reports
      2
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      142

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Yesterday
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      Photos of Newman & Bangor Hill Mountain Bike

      19 |
      May 13, 2018 @ 8:45am
      May 13, 2018

      Videos of Newman & Bangor Hill Mountain Bike

      Terrace Trail @Bradbury Mt.
      trail: DH Trail
      3:15 | 211 | May 22, 2012

      Recent Trail Reports

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      DH Trail
      May 18, 2018 @ 6:15pm
      May 18, 2018
      Dryschlockinz
      Black Pond
      May 18, 2018 @ 6:14pm
      May 18, 2018
      VariableschlockinzSome mud near the bridges, otherwise...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailNewman Hill Trail
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 3:45am
      Aug 25, 2019
      user #1423700ThomasCassidyaddtrailTrail A and 1 more
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 3:34am
      Aug 25, 2019
      user #1423700ThomasCassidyaddtrailNewman Hill Climb and 6 more
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Aug 24, 2019
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailNewman #5
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 8:33am
      Aug 21, 2019
      user #993854youngs23riddentrailDH Trail
      May 23, 2019 @ 4:56am
      May 23, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Orono Land Trust 5 14 22.4 km
      Bangor City Forest 4 17 22.7 km
      The Bog - Walden-Parke Preserve 3 12 12.7 km
      University Maine Orono 4 19 1 13.1 km
      The Bog - Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve 3 3 13.4 km
      • By choiniere & contributors
      • Admins: PR-NEMBA
      • #21089 - 425 views

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