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Essex Woods

Average Rating:    (4.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Your basic 'power lines in the middle of the woods' type of riding. The woods on each side of the power lines are technical singletrack. Moderate hills and some fast winding downhills. Very fun. Never crowded.
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Latitude
44.82416038797408
Longitude
-68.76797676086426
Trail Directions
95 (South or North) to Broadway exit. Right at ramp, quarter mile to Grandview Ave. Go right on Grandview to end, another right on Essex. Look for church on left. Enter lot behind church and off you go...
Trail Length
Small enough to not get lost
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bangor
   


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Review Date
September 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: magical_sk8 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If you know your way around good enough you can go on this trail and hook on to the bangor city forest/ bangor land trust trails, these are some pretty good trails for both xc riders and single track enthusist.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
UMO, Bangor city forest, bangor land trust.



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Review Date
September 14, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: C-daleRAG ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Sweet stuff, but not epic. It's a small area that you can probably cover all it has to offer in less than an hour, but if you want to do laps then it's fine. The trails are really fun, there is just not that many of them. But given the fact that you are either going down hill or up hill, it does make for a great work out. I give it a 3 for not having a huge amount of trails.

Recommended Route:
Go to Essex st and turn where it says essex woods.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I'm sticking with the bog as my fav.



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Review Date
April 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Chris , from Old Town

Summary:
The trails are loaded with trees rocks and other objects that you have to clear. The trails are a blast. Even better if yo go on the group ride with ski rack. This is fun fast and technical, great stuff and i love it.

Recommended Route:
You go up to ski rack dump off the truck or car go up towards the homedepo and get on stillwater ave and go up towards orono. as yo are riding down the road you will see a trail that heads over in to a ditch-enter there follow the trails and have fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Orono U-maine trails



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Review Date
December 1, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Royus , from Holden, just outside of Bangor

Summary:
Some trails are more technical than anyone would suspect in the Bangor area, there aren't any serious drops or gaps, but there is some serious wood riding in case anyone is looking to make love with a tree.

Recommended Route:
Anywhere where serious technicality is supplied. It's great to know the people that work there so you can hang with some domino's pizza and torque the slolemn.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Towards Indian Hill in Brewer there are some nice trails, a little easier, so I'd stick to Essex Street.



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Review Date
July 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: FSR , from orono

Summary:
the north shore stuff aint so northshorish... maybe i didnt find it all. a few steep drop ins, a log ride--thats about it. if anyone can tell me where a few more (and crazier) stunts are, id appreciate it. id also help build... :-) very promising area, but needs some work!

Recommended Route:
off the old rr bed, up short steep section, then left...



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