Highwater Trail - Trail, Bethel, Maine

Highwater Trail - Trail, Bethel, Maine

DESCRIPTION

100 % singletrack that follows the wild river on the north side. 100% fire road on south side of river.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 24, 2018]
halftheclothes

Strength:

If you like carrying your bike, you'll get lots of that!

Weakness:

This trail is half gone (June 2018) due to tons of storm damage and I hear under-funding to do trail maintenance. We were hiking and lost the trail (bushwacked) several times between Shelburne junction and Moriah Brook Trail junction - lost it permanently after that. Rained that night and awoke to even more of the trail gone (lost to new slides) and several new huge (12dia+) trees in the river.

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RATING
1
[Aug 19, 2002]
steveb

Great trail for 85 % of it. About 6 feeder streams have caused unrideable washouts and makes you have to hike-a-bike (not ride) them. One nasty uphill. Several places along the trail drop sharply down to river. The normal amount of rooty sections. If you do a loop using the fire road as a return, you can big-ring hammer for 5 straight miles. See how far you can climb on the Burnt Brook trail(?) off of the fire road on the way back. Btw: with the exception of the AT and designated "wilderness areas" (Pemmigasswet, etc.) all trails in the White Mtn National Forest are open to bikes. I confirmed this with the Bethel Ranger station.

Customer Service

Start at Hastings trailhead by rte. 2. Follow the Hastings trail south for aprox. 2 miles turn right onto Highwater trail for 5 more miles. The trail fords the river here. If early season, you will have to do an out-n-back as the river runs very fast sometimes.

Similar Products Used:

Burnt Brook trail, Sunday River, Beebe Brook, Old Bethel Road.

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4
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