Closed for Winter
The trails are closed to mountain biking until Summer 2024.
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.
Gravity Trail Information
Follow Trailforks for most recent trail statuses at https://www.trailforks.com/region/sugarloaf-mountain-resort//. Always check the site before riding.
Parking is in Lot C for all MTB access. No vehicle access or parking on Mountainside Road, Willow Drive, or West Mountain Road.
Our mellowest trail (though still quite challenging) is Lower Rock Lobster, which is accessed by climbing Boardwalk.
For experts, Widowmaker Extension, Jackpot, Rookie River, Rock Lobster, and Crusher DH will be open for riding this season. Widowmaker, Jackpot, and Rookie are accessed by climbing up Lower Whiffletree to Crosshaul to King Pine, and then Tohaul to the top of Whiffletree. Upper Rock Lobster and Crusher DH are accessed by climbing up Whiffletree, Crosshaul, taking a right on Condo Crosscut to Peavy Crosscut, Tote Crosscut, and Spurline.
After descending Widowmaker Extension, riders can return to the base area or Outdoor Center trail system via Condo Crosscut, Lower Stub's, and Lower Widowmaker trail.
Please follow MTB route signs posted on the mountain for access and respect all signage, including stopping at all road crossings. The work roads on the mountain are active and vehicles may be present at all times.
Due to ongoing construction, the West Mountain area will be closed for the 2023 season.
The area from Windrow ski trail to West Mountain ski trail and up to Bullwinkle's is closed. This includes the Carriage Trail, which will be used for machinery and material staging, and the 355 Trail, which crosses multiple new ski trails and the new Bucksaw Express lift line.
We will also be closing upper Crusher DH, as the amount of construction traffic in the Binder area is heavy seven days a week and we want to keep everyone safe at the road crossings.
Electric Bike Rules
Class 1 E-MTB's are welcome on the mountain. Please use only the posted MTB routes. The Binder Work Road is closed to all public traffic, this road is VERY busy with work vehicles. Please respect this closure.
Exciting Future Plans
The planning stages for a new lift-serviced bike park on Whiffletree have begun, which is anticipated to open in Summer 2024. Stay tuned for more information as the project progresses.
NOTICE: there is currently no lift-serviced mountain biking available at Sugarloaf. Riders are to access the new trails by foot or pedal power only. Personal vehicles and ATVs are not permitted on the mountain at any time.
Rider parking available in Lot C.
Enduro & Downhill Video Recap
Upcoming Mountain Bike Events
Rentals & Local Bike Shops
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
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.