About the Carrabassett Valley Trail Network
CURRENT TRAIL STATUS: PARTIALLY OPEN CONDITIONS: SPRING-LIKE
Thanks to the efforts of the Carrabassett Region New England Mountain Bike Association (CRNEMBA) and the town of Carrabassett Valley, mountain bike trail development has taken off in recent years, with a network of world-class cross-country trails, originating at the base of the mountain and spanning more than 80 miles throughout the valley.
The network connects the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Sugarloaf Village, and links into the Maine Huts and Trails network of mountain bike trails, connecting riders to all four backcountry huts.
The heart of the new and improved trail network resides at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, where riders can find trail maps, restrooms, and a mountain bike service at Carrabassett Bike Shop, a full-service bike shop manned by Sugarloafer Bob Ash.
The Outdoor Center features trails for all ability levels, from gentle, low angle trails and gravel roads, to steep, challenging trails climbing halfway up Burnt Mountain. The Outdoor Center also features a pump track, and connects riders to the Narrow Gauge trail on the opposite side of the river.
Parking and trail access is available at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, the Campbell Field trailhead, the Stratton Brook trailhead parking lot, and Airport trailhead (located behind the SugarBowl).
For a complete list of parking and trailheads, please visit the Maine Huts and Trails website.
Rentals & Bike Shops
Carrabassett Valley Bike Shop
Operated out of the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center by long-time Sugarloafer Bob Ash, Carrabasett Valley Bike offers rental equipment, bike repairs, and retail merchandise.
Phone: (207) 671-3560
Run by longtime Sugarloafers Scott Waldron and Birch Royall, F.I.S Sports offers full-suspension bike rentals from Pivot and KHS at their shop in Kingfield. Waldron is a mechanic trained by the United Bike Institute (UBI) and has his Fox Suspension Certification as well as his DT Swiss Wheel Builder Certification.
Northern Lights Hearth & Sports
Located in Farmington, Northern Lights Hearth & Sports carries a wide variety of retail products, offering bike repairs and sales.
Phone: (207) 778-6566
The Bangor Ski Rack
Phone: (207) 945-6474
Click here to download the 2016 trail map.
Trails 206, 212
Trails 307, 308, 310
7th annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge • July 15, 2017
2nd annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival • August 25 - 27, 2017
Carrabassett Region NEMBA
Carrabassett Region NEMBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a sustainable multi-use trail network in the western mountains of Maine, largely based in Franklin County. Organizers work closely with landowners, local governments, and other organizations to preserve access to sustainable trails; striving to promote wellness by increasing the use of regional trails, to link communities and to support local businesses.
Maine Huts & Trails
Maine Huts & Trails is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the economic, social and natural environment of Maine's Western Mountain region by creating and operating a world-class recreation corridor for current and future generations. Organizers manage a system of four backcountry eco-lodges and more than 80 miles of trails in Western Maine that offer "off the grid," hut-to-hut adventures coupled with comfortable and friendly accommodations
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