Bradbury Mountain State Park - TRAIL

Bradbury Mountain State Park - Trail, Freeport, Maine

Typical Eastern conditions according to weather, well maintained and rideable for beginners, but plenty of technical stuff too. Steep climbs, excellent downhills.

User Reviews (27)

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willhouse207   Cross Country Rider [Jul 15, 2011]

One of the best places i've found to ride in the area. Lots of stuff there. Decently wet but there are bridges over most of the stuff. You can ride a while without hitting the same trail twice, but there is always an easy way back to the truck if you need it.

Theres a really fun drop off on the GIN trail near post 69, Puts a big grin on my face every time i ride it. I need to ride the west side more often

Customer Service

fox easy, ginn, regan, lanzo then play on island or fox west if i have time

Similar Products Used: libby hill
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5
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3
Sean   Cross Country Rider [Apr 16, 2011]

Some of the best trails in the region. Avoid the "O" trail unless you like to suffer(real slow,no flow,lots of rocks & roots).Trails are well marked(maps @ tollbooth).

Customer Service

Lanzo,Island(off Lanzo),Ragan,Fox East/West all good.

Similar Products Used: FOMBA(Massebesic)Auburn NH, Newfiels/Exeter(Fortrock)NH
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4
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4
bth   Weekend Warrior [Jul 20, 2010]

Great trails, mostly singletrack. A good deal of grinding, to be expected in the region. The climbs are not crazy but will make you work, and the downhills are good fun. The trails were wet and muddy -- I rode here in late June -- which made the rocks and roots more of a challenge. I recall two stunt bridges (of which I took only one) along the way. Beautiful scenery, of course.

If you're from out of town, like me, stay at Bradbury -- great campground.

Customer Service

I covered more or less everything on the east side but the "O" trail. It's quite easy to navigate using the numbers on the signposts, corresponding to a map available at the park entrance on the west side.

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5
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4
jmdjamis   Cross Country Rider [May 05, 2010]

Literally has something for every level of riders. I venture here about twice a year. The scenery is nice and the trails are a good time. I've ridden once with a hardtail and once with an all mountain bike. I've been riding seriously for 9 years and there are trails at bradbury that I can't climb and drops that I don't have the balls to do.

For some reason I've yet to hit these trails on a dry day. Yet its always worthwhile even during the down pours.

Customer Service

If you're an experienced rider, start off with the "O" trail. Ride it all the way through or at least until you get lost (it's wicked easy to navigate back to the main trails) and then head back across the road to climb the mountain. I took the switchback trail last time to head up the mountain and then took the boundary trail back down. It was superb.

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4
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4
richhoare   Cross Country Rider [Mar 27, 2010]

bradbury definitely has to be one of the best places to ride in the northeast. great trails that are well maintained. love the variation in flora you get up in northern ne. one minute youre in deciduous forest, the next your in pine. off the hook.

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5
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4
K Hanson   Cross Country Rider [Jul 02, 2009]

Good trail system thanks to the former ranger and many volunteers. Also, a lot of these trails were opened up thanks to Gorham Bike & Ski's annual race. If ALL those trails would have stayed open, Bradbury would be amazing! Bradbury's trails are very rooty so I find that it's best to ride them in attack mode. I don't agree with some of the other posts that the trails flow very well. From the 12 years I've ridden these trails, I've learned that there are two rules here: 1) Anything that flows well lasts 10 seconds or less. Which leads to 2)If you think of shifting up...shift down because your coming up to a sharp, rooty corner (many are off camber too) or elevation change. Not that that's bad, but after riding Kingdom Trails in VT, I've changed my perception of what FLOW means to me; i.e. like water coming downstream...effortless. I would avoid the mountainside trails on weekends. There is a bit of cool riding on sections of those trails but they are old and a lot of work. The best trails are on the other (east) side of Rt.9

Customer Service

Mostly everything on the east side is good with the exception of the "O" trail which in my opinion is an aimless wander in the woods looking for obstacles. Hans Rey would love it! The Cave trail is good and across from the actual cave itself is an interesting natural drop that I'm trying to summon the courage to do. By far the best trails are Ginn and Ragan. Parts of these trails are as close to "flow" as you will get at Bradbury. Extra Credit off Ragan can be enjoyable when your in the mood to do endless corners. The park et al. has put in substantial work creating bridges over the wettest sections but after heavy rains it can still be very muddy for a week, and will most likely be closed to Mtn Bikes.

Similar Products Used: River Trail in Portland
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4
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3
RussoJ   Weekend Warrior [Mar 24, 2009]

The whole park has great riding conditions pending on the weather and if they keep the trails open. They do close them from time to time to keep the maintained and for when they are really wet they will not get ruined. Overall I love everything about this place, especially the local store just down the street for it. Great place to stop for a after ride bite to get.

Customer Service

I love the O-Trail pretty technical. That has to be the hardest out of all of them. Most of the other ones have pretty decent amount for hill climbs and little down hills that are fun.

Similar Products Used: Clifford Park.
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5
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3
sully432   Cross Country Rider [Nov 11, 2008]

Bradbury mountain is the best MTB place ever. There are Some sick Features on Trails like Reagan and Ginn. There are trails for both Beginners and Experienced riders.I recomend the east side trails for beginners but there is a leg-burning trail on the east called the "O" trail. On the front side of the mountain there are two black diamond trails. You can Bomb down all the way from the summit and hit some sick hucks. The boundry trail is one of my personal fav trails It is very challenging but also very fast. I ride at Bradbury every chance I have, at least once a week, And I promise you will have a great ride. If you are a begginer....be careful. This is the best trail system in New England And Has been the site of many great rides for me.

Customer Service

do the outer loop.

Similar Products Used: There are not many other trails in the area. I recommend power lines.
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5
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4
Clinter   Cross Country Rider [Jun 29, 2008]

I went to Bradbury for the first time and simply had one of the best rides ever! Fast and flowy trails make it simply a joy to ride. Not to much climbing involved but every one is rewarded with a nice fast ride down. I plan on going again as soon as possible. I reccomend checking the website for Bradbury Mtn. State park if it has rained a lot because they close trails sometimes. They are well manicured and in great condition for a reason.

Similar Products Used: Bangor City Forest and orono/Old Town trails
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5
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4
vgt   Cross Country Rider [Jul 29, 2007]

I just spent a week on vacation at Crescent Lake...about 20 minutes from Bradbury. We rode Bradbury three times. What a great spot. From the "O" trail area in the knights woods section to the trails like fox east, ginn and regan and all that new singletrack just put in...makes for 3 hours of really great and fun riding. Not overly technical...but you need skills to flow. I am from northern nj where we have tons of fantastic technical trails on the local mountains in northern nj and lower hudson valley ny and I have to say that I had a blast up at Bradbury. Many thanks go out to the trail creators and maintaines and rangers at that park. They do a very good job.

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5
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4
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