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No. of Reviews: 4

If you're an olympic class bicyclist you can ride to the top of Lift #6 at Sunday River Ski area. Or, you can ride the lift to the top like most of us. To get to lift #6 you must ride up lift #2. From #2 you ride downhill through a steep wooded area with rocks and a few roots. You ride across a field and then into another wooded area with rocks and small bridges that require that some jumping. The trail gets a little nasty just before lift #6 with some roots and a dried up stream. From the top of lift #6 you ride down a steep dirt road for about 1/2 mile then drop into the woods. The pitch is steep enough that you have to brake constantly. There are several bridges, switchbacks, rocks, and roots. The last 1 1/2 mile is a ski trail that is part dirt road, part field. Lots of drop-offs and great high-speed corners. This trail gives you everything in 3 miles.
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Latitude
44.469316229158224
Longitude
-70.86490631103516
Trail Directions
Located at Sunday River Ski area.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Newry
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 14, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Paul , from Raymond, ME

Summary:
I rode this trail for a mile or two and after I went down the paved rode and back onto the trail I blew up my tire on a good size rock and that was the end of the trial for me. For what I went on it was awesome, great drop offs, excellent speed and some good technical parts. I'm definitly gonna try it again next year.

Recommended Route:
Same as others



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Review Date
January 21, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rh , from Portland, Maine

Summary:
From the top of the first chairlift head down under the lift and into the woods on the right. Follow the trail across the mountainside to your left through several fields and wooded sections. A nice variety of moderate single track and short downhill runs. A few small bridges that you will have to jump on to and off from. Take the second lift and exit the lift to your left. Follow the dirt road back down under the lift and around a sharp left turn. The trail is just ahead on your right. The next 7/10ths of a mile is the most awful mix of rocks, roots, mud, and steep downhills that you will see in Maine. It will challenge any rider. You have to brake constantly and there are several short 90 degree turns that get very slick. After leaving the woods, follow the dirt road for about 2/10ths of a mile and turn left onto another fire road. This road is steep enough to allow you to reach terminal velocity with enough bumps and turns to keep you awake (or piled up in a tree). This trail ends with a 60 degree high speed turn onto a small wooden bridge that you will get air on when you go off the backside, followed by a high-speed run to the bottom of the first chairlift. The entire run (including the trail between the two lifts) is about 4.5 miles. You will experience every possible kind of terrain available in Maine on this run.

Recommended Route:
Take the chairlift! Actually you need to take two chairlifts to get to the top of this trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you really want a workout climb to the top of the next peak before you head down the trail. At the top of the second chairlift turn left and follow the dirt road down over the first hill. At the bottom of the first hill, and before you go under the chairlift, turn right and follow the access road about 1.5 miles to the top of the next peak. It will feel like it is about 5 miles. The climb is very steep, but rideable. At the top take a few minutes to take in the fantastic scenery and then prepare yourself to tackle and incredible 6 mile downhill run. Do this about 5 times in one day and you won't have any trouble sleeping at night.



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Review Date
November 18, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: clamp , from Maine

Summary:
Great trails for speed demons, downhill lovers and technical fanatics. The average person will either learn very quickly or do some serious damage to themselves or their equipment. If you want to use the lift it'll cost you $20+. If you just want to use the trails it's around $8 and the climbs(and that's the only way up) will kill the average person. Very little trail etiquette and really nothing in the way of beginner trails. The costumer service abilities of the people in the shop are pretty much non-existant. This place is geared to skiers and only opens itself up to mountain bikers for the extra cash. If you're just learning stay away-if you're pretty good, have a great time. The three star rating is for the great downhills and technical single track. The deduction of two stars is for their misrepresentation of what they call beginner trails and lack of user friendly information for first time visitors.

Recommended Route:
Follow the signs to Sunday River once you reach Bethel, Maine



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Review Date
July 28, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: killer , from okinawa japan

Summary:
rad trail. i rode it every july 4th for three years. cool.

Recommended Route:
same as the other dudes

Other recommended trails in the same area:
moose tack, monkey brook. monkey brook is better.



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