Mountain Biking

The Trails

  • Trails for all levels
  • No Trail Fees
  • Over 80 miles of riding

Thanks to the efforts of the Carrabassett Region Chapter of the 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.

  • Parking and trail access is available at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, the Stratton Brook trailhead parking lot, and Airport trailhead (located behind the SugarBowl).
  • During the summer, bike rentals are available from several area shops. 

Upcoming Mountain Bike Events

Aug 24
Volunteer Trail Day

The CRNEMBA is sponsoring their fifth volunteer trail work day of the season; work will include general summer trail maintenance. Meet at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center at 9am.

Sep 14
Après Bike Social with CRNEMBA

End your ride at the Sugarloaf Competition Center for an après bike social with our local bike club, CRNEMBA.

Sep 28
Carrabassett Adventure Ride

Join CRNEMBA for part of the Kona Adventure Series: Guided mountain bike rides for all levels, fall foliage, and a party at the Outdoor Center.

Oct 5
Volunteer Trail Day

The CRNEMBA is sponsoring their sixth volunteer trail work day of the season; work will include trail maintenance and fall cleanup chores. Meet at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center at 9am.

Rentals & Local Bike Shops

Allspeed Cyclery
Allspeed Cyclery & Snow operates a full service bike shop out of the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, featuring tuning, repairs, and a full fleet of rental mountain bikes from Santa Cruz. 


Carrabassett Valley Bike 
Now operating out of the Happy Tunes shop at Valley Crossing in Carrabassett Valley, Carrabassett Valley Bike offer tuning services, rentals, and local insight. Phone: (207) 235-6019  

F.I.S. Sports
Open year-round: Run by longtime Sugarloafers Scott Waldron and Birch Royall, F.I.S Sports offers full-suspension bike rentals from their shop in Kingfield. Phone: (207) 265-5100 

Northern Lights Hearth & Sports
Open year-round: Located in Farmington, Northern Lights Hearth & Sports carries a wide variety of retail products, offering bike repairs and sales. Phone: (207) 778-6566

Suggested Rides

Resources & Partners

Carrabassett Region NEMBA: A non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a sustainable multi-use trail network in the western mountains of Maine.

Maine Huts & Trails: A non-profit organization managing a system of four backcountry eco-lodges and more than 80 miles of trails in Western Maine.

Trail Forks: Plan, explore and share your ride.