10 miles
Distance
480 ft
Climb
-473 ft
Descent
172 ft
High Point

Created to celebrate the Portland Trails 20th anniversary, this 10-mile route across the best of Portland comprises 9 trails, school campuses, several parks, a historic cemetery, two waterfalls, and connecting sidewalks/residential streets. The Forest City Trail is well marked across Portland with directional arrows. On the ground, the trail is blazed with white blazes along the way. The trail can be ridden in either direction, but Tom Jewell, Portland Trails co-founder and designer of the Forest City Trail, generally takes it from southeast to northwest ending at the Presumpscot Falls. Note the parking area for the Presumpscot Falls is not near the end of this route and will require some additional back tracking.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
More Stats for Portland Forest City Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    0 ft
  • Altitude start
    30 ft
  • Altitude end
    39 ft
  • Grade max
    -19.2%
  • Grade min
    20.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Ladder Ladder
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