River Trail - Trail, Portland, Maine

River Trail - Trail, Portland, Maine

DESCRIPTION

3-4 mile (one way) out and back to outter Rte. 26/100. 100% single track. As you enter the trail, bear right after .1 mile and follow the pink ribbons on the BRAND NEW single track that dumps you out right on the main river trail after about .6 miles of very technical singletrack.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 26, 2015]
Think
Weekend Warrior

Relatively short trail (30 minutes to an hour), but can be made quite a bit longer if you check out the 2 or 3 loops off of it. I'm just getting back into mountain biking after nearly a decade long hiatus and while this gets your heart pumping, it's still easily doable with breaks here and there. Just a few technical sections where you might have to get off your bike and walk it a few feet if you're more of a novice rider, but this ride can most likely be done by someone in decent shape just starting out.

One important thing to note - there is a really narrow section with some blind corners where I can see the potential for collisions, so be extra vigilant.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 19, 2009]
jonathan kane
Weekend Warrior

just went here last week, maybe a lot of trees fell down with our june storms? great trail but your rides gonna be stop and go with all the trees that fell down, or are they intentional?this is my first time riding this trail but im just wondering if those trees are intentional or just fell down, has anyone ridden back there within the last few weeks?im down to go back and do some work. facebook me, jonathan kane, or just talk on here works

Customer Service

summit

Similar Products Used:

bradbury

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 24, 2008]
indyfab25
Cross Country Rider

The trail now encompasses about 12 or more miles of trails if you do an out and back. The Westbrook section is getting pretty gnar with the trail only inches from the river. In fact, last December, we had two people go into the river. The corners are super fast and very fun. Two months out of the year(September and October) this is the best trail in the state of Maine in my opinion. Unfortunately, the river can get a little too high at times and will make route finding a pain. Super fun. Super cool.

Customer Service

Go in behind Corsettis and hit it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 18, 2005]
philw86
Weekend Warrior

After reading the reviews on this trail my friend and I took a trip to try it out. He rode his SS stock P1, and i rode my freeride hardtail with 2.5s and a 6" Sherman, also a Singlespeed. The main river trail is well marked and for the most part flat and smooth to ride. It does roll around a bit and is fun to ride fast...no problem riding it. The developed trails are very nicely built and someone obviously took a lot of care to minimalize erosion. (e.g. waterbars and smooth fast stuff) I see that we should have taken a right when we hit the top of the river trail and over the bridge, but we looped around and checked out the section by the falls (past the "No Tresspassing" Signs..teehee). There are some nice rough singletrack down there...one of the downhills got me into the 'oh shi.. i better slow down before i hit a tree' mindset. Good stuff, probably shoulda brought the gears for those though. There are some dirtjumps near one of the trailheads...sort of a spine and a small hip. Those kept us entertained for a little bit; to whoever made those...MAKE MORE! ;) I am assuming that most of the 'bridges' that people are talking about are wide enough for people walking the trails to walk across. A good 2 feet or so. If you get bored with them, try to wheelie/manual or completely hop the shorter ones. Didnt find any wooden stunts like i had hoped...maybe another trip is in order though. Can anyone clarify if they are still there? All in all, the trip was good with minimal mud. I would recommend going if you havnt yet. I think that someone should do somthing with those giant rocks you can see from the bottom of the river trail. Maybe some natural drop or ladder drop? :) props to the trailbuilders!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 27, 2004]
Lhallett
Cross Country Rider

great trail, other trailhead is in falmouth, near old presumscot bridge dam, follow lower falls road to a dirt road leading off the turnaround, trailhead is at the end of that road. great trail, it ends near hannaford in falmouth, which is just across the bridge you come out at. if you go under the bridge crossing the railroad tracks, the second part of this trail begins on the portland side of the tracks. this trail is sweet, ends behind corsetti's store. if you go towards dunkin donuts, and cross a bridge going over a river, then take a right off the bridge, you end up on another sweet trail that dumps you out past home depot. all these trails rule.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 09, 2003]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

Tom obviously does not know all the variations of this trail as it is a very technically demanding trail. The lower trail that follows the river is suitable for beginners, but there are numerous loops on the upper ridges that are strenuous climbs with tricky descents. Also, the bridges on the section between Blackstrap and Riverside are really hairy. The majority of this trail is no place for the novice. The major drawback to this area is the abundance of poison ivy. It is everywhere!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 23, 1999]
Rider

Lot's of fun, but not too long. Good ride for before or after work, or anytime you've got to squeeze one in. The new stuff mentioned above is the sh*t. It twists and turns and is getting better and better as more folks ride it and smooth it out. There's a great downhill in that new stuff that is a little on the short side, but fun as hell. It flies down a small ridge, across a rock bridge, and a round a stone outcropping. Once you get all the way down to the river, there are a few small wet sections, but one by one, they're being built around or drained.

Customer Service

Follow directions above. Make sure to go RIGHT after .1 miles and follow the new stuff down the hill, across the little bridge, and off into the woods . . . whoever made this trail knows what's fun to ride.

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I've heard that this will eventually hook up to the Pride's Corner stuff and "the sisters," but it might be a while. If you see any people out there working on these trails thank them . . . or better yet, get off your bike for a half hour and pitch in a hand.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 03, 1999]
Andrew

The trail twists and dips often, one of the best trails in the area. All smooth single track, very fast. Not many or any long hard climbs or downhills, but technical in some sections(which is good).

Customer Service

same as the last guys

Similar Products Used:

In the Cape and South Portland area there is a nice short loop. Covers a great amount of terrains but a little too mudy to ride in the spring.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 11, 1999]
Steve Kilburn

i have ridden this trail once. let me tell ya. this trail is killer. i can't wait to head home on leave to ride this. i rode the trail on a group ride with the allspeed shop on washington ave. it was great. the trail can be technical, fast, everything. i will review it again after i ride it again. i can't wait!!

Customer Service

same as last dude. it does however hook up to prides with a little roadie action.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 25, 1999]
Avram

After you take the right to get to the new stuff, go down the hill, over the bridge, and up the hill you will be at an intersection. I've only taken the right turn so far. It leads to lots of twistys and narrow single track, with uphills and down. It eventually brings you to the original River trail.

Customer Service

The new stuff is very cool.

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Aggie in York has lots of great riding and is usually drier than Portland.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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