1.1 miles
20 ft
-327 ft
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
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  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • 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
  • Global Ranking
    #12398 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #70049 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

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



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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    456 ft
  • Distance down
    5,240 ft
  • Distance flat
    371 ft
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on Jun 12, 2022
Avg: 4.9 (10 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Capstone Trail... Trail Reports

      Jun 12, 2022 @ 12:05pm
      Jun 12, 2022
      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.
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      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      • 443 rides
      • Last: Oct 1, 2023


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