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Mt Blue State Park

Average Rating:    (2.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This is an informative posting. This is rural Maine at it's finest and a lot of the folks around here are more apt to ride snowmobiles than xc ski and ride atv's than mtn bike. As such the the multi-use trail shows the results of atv's being allowed. This isn't a bad thing and is good for them as it's a beautiful place to ride and visit. Soooo....if you do bring your bike be prepared for some pretty drastic trail grooving and lots of puddles and mud. Very hilly.
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Latitude
44.715513732021336
Longitude
-70.4443359375
Trail Directions
Take exit 12 off of the Maine Turnpike(Auburn) on to Rt.4(west/north) till you get to Rt.156. Take this to the center of Weld, Me. Take a right turn and follow the road to the top of the hill. You'll see an American flag on the left(great view). Parking is on the right.
Trail Length
Many, many(20 or more).
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Weld
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 18, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Felpur ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is my backyard trail. This is a fun place to ride offering 3 basic loops of apprx 4/8 and 20 miles of doubletrack. It's mostly Atv trails interlaced with cross county ski trails. It's all pretty easy to intermediate in diffculty. It is also a good mix of climbing and decending. The Atv's keep the trail interesting. As of this review there are very few downed trees, and not one of them requires a dismount for most riders.

Be prepared to see Deer, Moose and Turkey using the trails. Tons of wildlife here.

Trails are fairly well marked and there is a map atop the trail head. Dont forgot the token donation box for the great riding found here.

Recommended Route:
Directions above are accurate

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Moxie Bald Mt trail on 156 before Mt Blue. One Way, down only and be prepared for a long Hike-a-Bike. There is often friendly hikers about, so be prepared to yield. Ultra technical Downhill sections comparable to any the hardest ski resort trails. Drops, extended rock gardens and very steep terrain for most of the trail are par for the course. Ive never seen another rider here and signs do not prohibit. Not groomed in noticable way :) for bikers.A downhill joy. I come here when I cannot go to Mt Attitash for chair lifted stuff. This is a good place to go to before Mt blue.



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Review Date
October 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fred3 ,  Weekend Warrior , from saco

Summary:
Ridden once, partially because it's for ATV's and in the true ATV tradition the trail is mangled to the point of uselessness for everyone but ATVs. Parked in a nice grass lot and the only other folk present were ATVers with coolers on the back. Nothing wrong with this, but it's not an mtb trail by any stretch of the imagination. Any doubts just read the review below mine. :-)

Not worth the trip up till they either ban ATVs(not reasonable), or make other trails for non-motorized use only(the preferable choice).



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Review Date
September 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mike Anderson ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
My first time with my brother using the Mt. blue trails with our ATV's.
The trail was really rough and steep in places. We also found several large trees across the trails. The trail is not meant for beginners.



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Review Date
August 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ian Ogilvie ,  Cross Country Rider , from Round Pond, Maine

Summary:
This is a multi use trail system in the summer mainly ATV's, Horses and Mountain Bikes. The trails were re-worked last year (2002) by Americore and are in great, but challenging shape. Almost all routes involve at least one relatively long and technical climb over roots, rocks and gravely wash.
You travel through lots of old farm land with abandoned cellar holes and stone walls.

Recommended Route:
For a nice mix, from the trail head start on the 20 mile loop and make your way to Hedgehog hill. It's a mix of atv trail and old woods roads. Challenging but not brutally long. From Hedgehog hill go to the Mt. Blue hiking trail access road. Take a left back toward the trail head on the gravel road. Just after the Center Hill entrance take the trail on the left back to the trail head. It's about an 8 mile loop.



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