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Kennebec Valley Trail

Intermediate
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A rail-trail route surrounded by river, woods, and fields.


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15.1

Miles

24.3

KM

Doubletrack

383' 117 m

High

292' 89 m

Low

311' 95 m

Up

313' 95 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Need to Know

ATVs and mountain bikes travel this remote rail-trail until the first snowfall, which brings out snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. Snowshoeing and dogsledding are also permitted. Mountain bikes are recommended for cycling, as parts of the trail are rough.

Description

The Kennebec Valley Trail starts in Bingham, where sawmills used to process timber floated downriver from the north. Consider stopping in town for provisions, as there are few towns with services ahead. The trailhead is south of town on Goodrich Road.

The riverbank is forested for most of the next 6.5 miles to just north of Solon, where the trail veers right and crosses the river on an old railroad bridge across rocky Caratunk Falls and a modern hydroelectric facility.

After a 1.1-mile jaunt on Levee Road along a tamed section of river, you’ll pick up the Kennebec Valley Trail again as it enters a more agricultural district. Traveling along the high ground, you’ll catch occasional glimpses of the river in the valley below. After passing through Embden in 2.1 miles, the trail gets rougher in places over the next 4.5 miles until arriving in North Anson.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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#23125

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#115

in Maine

#23,125

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