2 miles
Distance
376 ft
Climb
-376 ft
Descent
00:26:35
Avg time

Little Bacon Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Bacon Hill
    Bethel, Maine
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #6334 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager

The Little Bacon Loop is an exciting start to building bike trails around Bacon Hill.

Mahoosuc Pathways has taken the lessons learned from building hiking trails, and the Bethel Village multi-use trails, and created an incredibly fun trail.

While you can ride the trail counter clockwise (and get an incredibly cool rock wallride), the trail is designed to be ridden clockwise.

Access Info

From the Long Mountain Trail parking lot, cross the bridge. The climb will start directly ahead. To your right is the end of the trail, and to the left is the Long Mountain Trail.

Bacon Hill is on private property, and the landowner has closed it to riding during deer hunting season (October 27th - November 24th 201Cool . Please respect the landowner and stay off the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Little Bacon Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    724 ft
  • Altitude max
    885 ft
  • Altitude start
    725 ft
  • Altitude end
    725 ft
  • Grade
    0.004%
  • Grade max
    -22.572%
  • Grade min
    34.157%
  • Distance climb
    4,205 ft
  • Distance down
    4,040 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,054 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:35
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Status:
on Nov 24, 2018
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Little Bacon Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 7:00pm
      Nov 24, 2018
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 3:38pm
      Oct 27, 2018
      Bacon Hill is closed by the landowner during deer hunting season, through November 24th.
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:03am
      Sep 15, 2018
      May 9, 2018 @ 1:14pm
      May 9, 2018
      Bacon Hill is looking good! Check in with our FB page for updates: Mahoosuc Pathways
      Oct 30, 2017 @ 10:10am
      Oct 30, 2017
      Closed due to recent rain. Check with Mahoosuc Pathways before riding.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
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      • 36 rides
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      May 8, 2018 @ 9:30am
      May 8, 2018
      Little Bacon Loop, Bethel

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Trance242 (Jul 21, 2018 at 8:59)
       Great under 2 mile trail! Killer workout and berms of perfection, one near the end is almost a complete 180° !! A must do if your in the area with a short amount of time.
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