25.7 miles
Distance
2,325 ft
Climb
-2,330 ft
Descent
1,919 ft
High Point

Bruce's 26 mile north side fun loop.

Detailed Description
Bruce's 26 mile north side fun loop is a 26 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Carrabassett Valley Maine. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 29 trails. This route climbs 2,325 ft with a max elevation of 1,919 ft then descends -2,330 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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Geegee6519 (Aug 6, 2021 at 15:05)
Great flowy downhill !! Took oak knoll up- now that was some good climbing . Take to HUT… and don’t forget the vista !
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msved (Jun 17, 2021 at 12:29)
Awesome trail! Lots of flow and chunk. Ride Newton's up, and Oak Knoll down.
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nmerksamer (Jun 10, 2021 at 13:21)
Good climbing trail. Not sure how it would be going down though - tight corners and very few features
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nmerksamer (Jun 10, 2021 at 13:19)
Two cool rock features, but a very pedally downhill with tight corners
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nmerksamer (Jun 10, 2021 at 13:17)
Quick flat turns in the straight aways and flat berms made it tough to carry speed. If you change those flat s-curve turns into gap jumps and add some dirt to the berms on the 180 degree corners, this trail gets wayyy better.
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Warwickborn (Mar 12, 2021 at 6:07)
Bear trail will make you smile.
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DavidZajko (Aug 16, 2020 at 14:21)
A nice windy beginner trail that you can get some decent speed on!
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DavidZajko (Aug 16, 2020 at 14:15)
VERY rocky. If you like tech, this is your kind of trail.
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bkxc (Jul 13, 2020 at 15:02)
Extremely amazing. Just built so perfect and so fast and so satisfying. I should have looped this twice.
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bkxc (Jul 13, 2020 at 15:01)
I climbed up this one and descended Newton’s, whoops. Trailforks data has a 50/50 split of people climbing and descending this! Even the suggested routes here all climbed but didn’t descend this. Next time I’d descend Oak Knoll and climb Newton’s. Who knows, might also be kinda jank.
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bkxc (Jul 13, 2020 at 14:58)
I think I should have climbed this instead of descended. There were two or three AMAZING machine built sections but they were ohhhh so short and the rest seems to be an old logging road.
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heyjohnp (Aug 19, 2019 at 16:20)
Super fun flow trail with berms and a couple fun jumps
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ogodude (Aug 22, 2018 at 18:50)
Great rocky descent, make sure you have a lot of air in your tires and lungs! This one hurts if you start to get lazy.
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drcamero (Jun 25, 2017 at 21:47)
Machine built sections were fast, flowy and smooth. On my way up I tried a few of the sections as downhills just to get a taste of the speed. I used this trail primarily to get up to the hut (which is full service for most of the year incidentally). Had a coffee and a beer and came down Oak Knoll. Next time I'll probably try the reverse, rocky technical up Oak and then flowy fast down Newton's, i think you can't lose either way.
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drcamero (Jun 25, 2017 at 21:41)
Rockier and more feature laden then most other trails in this area. Only did as a descent, and it was good in this direction. "Expert" marked rock ride was a treat, wished there were more! There were a few rocks that would be probably best treated as drops, so keep an eye out. A nicely built trail, but still had a natural freeride feel.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Bruce's 26 mile north side fun loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    988 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,320 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,312 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -35.5%
  • Grade min
    26%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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