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.
Please Be Advised trail construction is actively underway on the eastern side of the mountain as the Sugarloaf Trail Crew works to build enduro mountain bike trails for the MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series Box Showdown in mid-September. For your safety, and the safety of our trail crew, riding is not permitted on the new trails at this time.
Currently, the only mountain bike trail open on Sugarloaf is the ‘Widowmaker Extension’, which starts near the top of the Whiffletree Lift. The bicycle access route to this trail is via Mountain Side road, then climbing the Crosshaul work road to the bottom of King Pine, continuing up Tohaul to Buckboard, where ‘Widowmaker Extension’ begins. After descending, riders can return to the Outdoor Center trail system via Condo Crosscut, Lower Stub's and Widowmaker trail. This loop is posted on Trailforks. Please note that there is no vehicle access permitted above Mountainside Road.
If we are able to complete any further tracks for riding before the event in September, these will be posted on Trailforks as well.
Upcoming Mountain Bike Events
Rentals & Local Bike Shops
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
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
Jabba the Hut
Jabba the Hut mixes intermediate single track with wider cross country trails, making it the perfect introduction to more advanced terrain for new riders. Jabba can be accessed from the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center network.
Moose Bog Loop
Moose Bog Loop is the perfect introductory ride to mountain biking in Carrabassett Valley. Trail 103 circumnavigates the pond at the Outdoor Center, featuring mellow terrain and stunning views of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Crockers.
Trails 206 & 212
Crockertown & Jerusalem Town
Both Crocker Town (Trail 206) and Jerusalem Town (Trail 212) are accessed from the Narrow Gauge pathway and offer a fun introduction to single track terrain for novice/intermediate riders.
Accessed from the Narrow Gauge Trail, this sandy, gentle meander along the river is a great family ride with plenty of spots to rest and take in the view.
Narrow Gauge Pathway
Following the route of the former railroad, the Narrow Gauge pathway offers a wide double-track for novice and intermediate riders looking to explore more of the Carrabassett trail network. The trail meanders along the Carrabassett River for approximately 6 miles with a gradual grade.
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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.