22.5 miles
Distance
2,441 ft
Climb
-2,463 ft
Descent
2,001 ft
High Point

A good route hitting most of the major descents.

Detailed Description
Carrabassett Valley BW is a 23 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 19 trails. This route climbs 2,441 ft with a max elevation of 2,001 ft then descends -2,463 ft.
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21 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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jbehounek (Jun 18, 2021 at 13:14)
Great beginner loop for the whole family.
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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 13:17)
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 6:10)
This trail is on my must ride list when I visit.
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Warwickborn (Mar 12, 2021 at 6:08)
Trail 132: Par 3
Ended a long day on Par3. Best decision of all time.
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Warwickborn (Mar 12, 2021 at 6:07)
Bear trail will make you smile.
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davidkerr (Sep 5, 2020 at 17:43)
Great beginner trail that is not just straight. Interesting curves and a few obstacles
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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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bkxc (Jul 13, 2020 at 15:04)
Very cool natural 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 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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bkxc (Jul 13, 2020 at 14:55)
Good stuff! Cool little challenges and I actually got into a good rhythm.
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bkxc (Jul 13, 2020 at 14:54)
Couldn’t find the flow! Built really nice, though.
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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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Joebubel (Apr 22, 2019 at 2:09)
Quick and awesome!
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ogodude (Aug 22, 2018 at 18:53)
Nice New England tech descent, with some sweet poppers and fast rocky berms. Keep your speed up or you won't clear the little doubles
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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 21:01)
The trail builders have made an otherwise uneventful mellow trail into something way more entertaining.
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drcamero (Jun 25, 2017 at 20:59)
Short but fun. Tight turns with short ups/downs. Might as well do it if youve ridden up to this point on the mountain.
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drcamero (Jun 25, 2017 at 20:55)
Nice free-ride type trail, with rock jumps, rock features, berms and more. Access is from very mellow smooth singletrack so dont be mistaken, it turns into a challenging and technical descent. Definitely had the toughest features from what i explored at sugarloaf.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Carrabassett Valley BW mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,232 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,346 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,322 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -45.3%
  • Grade min
    71.5%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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