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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
      Swan Trails, named for Rick Swan, are designed on 100s of acres including the shores of a beautiful Maine pond. Weather you are a novice or expert you can find trails to challenge your ability. There are beautiful views along the 3/4 mile trail that runs along the waters edge .Dogs are welcome, there is a lot of wild life in the area. Moose, porkipine, deer, pheasant, rabbits and many others are common. Swans Trails have rocks and roots and dry quickly after rains.
      Rick Swan was an extrodinary athlete and trail builder, most of the areas around Orono, Old Town and Bangor Maine he help build and design. The trails at Swans were designed and built by Rick. This trail system exhibits his understanding of nature and his respect for the environment. Here at Swans Trails Rick has left his mark in central Maine leaving an extraordinary trail system for all to enjoy.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Swan's, Rick Swan, Perch Pond Recreational Trails
      Parking Kirkland Road Lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Parking Area on Kirkland Rd
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 12
      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 13, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,019 ft
      Total Vertical
      95 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      203 ft
      Reports
      98
      Photos
      57
      Ridden Counter
      676

      Photos of Swans Trails at Perch Pond Mountain Bike

      trail: 100 Acre Wood
      43 |
      May 27, 2019 @ 7:41am
      May 27, 2019
      trail: Wild Kingdom
      18 |
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 8:09am
      Jan 27, 2019
      19 |
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 8:08am
      Jan 27, 2019
      trail: North Trail
      26 |
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 1:00pm
      Dec 30, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Long Way Home
      Jan 28, 2020 @ 4:43pm
      Jan 28, 2020
      Snow PackedschlockinzIcy in spots, some foot prints in other...
      Dumbo's Delimma
      Jan 28, 2020 @ 4:41pm
      Jan 28, 2020
      Snow CoveredschlockinzPacked by snowshoers, not much bike...
      100 Acre Wood
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      DrySkifreenowAll dry and clear
      Dumbos Delimma
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      DrySkifreenow
      Dumbo's Solution
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      VariableSkifreenowMinor wet mud puddle
      Grassy Road South
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      UnknownSkifreenowAll clear
      Wild Kingdom
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      VariableSkifreenowOne minor mud spot
      Shore
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      IcySkifreenowAmazingly dry! Down tree cleared
      Uncle Buzz
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      DrySkifreenowGreat challenging trail
      North Trail
      May 27, 2019 @ 6:14am
      May 27, 2019
      WetSkifreenow‘Danger Will Rodgers”

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2295555FallsDownOnTrailswishlisttrailLong Way Home and 1 more
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Aug 7, 2020
      user #2267763Mebarringtonwishlisttrail100 Acre Wood
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 4:45am
      Jul 3, 2020
      user #2201125mtbwithelivotetrailPoplar St. Access and 1 more
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 1:30pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      user #2159923maharlriddentrailGrassy road and 7 more
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 11:42am
      Jun 20, 2020
      user #2095364OceTechwishlisttrailTwitch
      May 30, 2020 @ 2:00pm
      May 30, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1382379SkifreenowtrailNorth Trail ExtAn old school pounding trail. It is right out...
      Oct 4, 2017 @ 4:02pm
      Oct 4, 2017
      user #1382379Skifreenowtrail100 Acre WoodThis is not Winni-the-Pooh’s jaunt thru the...
      Oct 4, 2017 @ 3:59pm
      Oct 4, 2017
      user #1382379SkifreenowtrailDumbo's SolutionThis trail kicks my butt every time I ride it...
      Oct 4, 2017 @ 3:54pm
      Oct 4, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Newman & Bangor Hill 5 4 84.3 km
      University of Maine 35 km
      Orono Land Trust 5 14 25.7 km
      University Maine Orono 4 20 1 15.9 km
      The Bog - Walden-Parke Preserve 3 12 16 km

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