1.1 miles
Distance
20 ft
Climb
-327 ft
Descent
00:10:31
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Capstone (Lower) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

1.4 Miles of some of the best trail in the area Riders will find lots of flavor with berms, rock drops, fast descents and old school feel. The Capstone Trail was many years in the making and the first trail in a proposed greater trail system. A new partnership was created with Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Eastern Maine Cycling Club gave way to a great opportunity.

About the Trust:
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust is a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to conserve land, water and wildlife habitat for the communities of northwestern Hancock County. Our goal is to protect our legacy of:

-Abundant wildlife habitat and biodiversity
-Clean water
-Rural character and scenic beauty
-Working forests and farms
-Outdoor recreation and education

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust

207-469-6929

www.greatpondtrust.org

Access Info

From the Dead River gate of the GPMCT, ride 2.1 miles on the Dead River Road to the Connector Trail, then 0.2 miles to the trail head.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Capstone Trail (Lower) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -307 ft
  • Altitude min
    196 ft
  • Altitude max
    520 ft
  • Altitude start
    503 ft
  • Altitude end
    197 ft
  • Grade
    -5.1%
  • Grade max
    -29%
  • Grade min
    7.7%
  • Distance climb
    456 ft
  • Distance down
    5,240 ft
  • Distance flat
    371 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:12
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Status:
on May 8, 2021
Variable
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Capstone Trail... Trail Reports

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      May 8, 2021 @ 12:31pm
      May 8, 2021
      Mostly dry with a few soft spots. Just happened to be in the area and rode for the first time. Nicely built trail, rides more like a blue than a...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 9:13am
      Apr 25, 2021
      upper and lower capstone were still closed for winter, should open soon but hard to find out when.
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 8:49am
      Oct 4, 2020
      Thin soil is holding water in some spots and showing much more traffic than most of the trail. Lots of leaves and some branches down, but...
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 7:28am
      Jul 27, 2020
      Super fun flow trail! very well built and excellent use of the land.
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 8:14am
      Jul 20, 2020
      Excellent trail! It’s got a bit of everything. The routing of the trail is well thought out and uses a lot of natural features to challenge your...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 18 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 146 rides
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