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RIVER TRAIL ORONO

Average Rating:    (4.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

THE TRAIL IS FAST SINGLE TRACK RIDDLED WITH PERPENDICULAR ROOTS. THERE USED TO BE FAIRLY LARGE TREES THAT HAD FALLEN ACROSS THE TRAIL. USERS PLACED PARTS OF SMALLER TREES IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE TREES SO THEY COULD BE RIDDEN OVER. THEY ARE BETTER TO LAUNCH OFF IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH SKILL AND BIG ENOUGH JELLY BEANS. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE TRAILS THAT I HAVE BEEN ON. IN THE SPRING PART OF THE TRAIL FLOODS CREATING A POND HEADSET DEEP WHICH CAN BE COLD BUT RIDEABLE. THERE AREN'T ANY SERIOUS CLIMBS WHICH MAKES THIS A VERY FAST RUN. CAN GET TWISTY AT TIMES SO WATCH IT WHEN YOU ARE BARRELING AT 25MPH AND FIND THAT THE TRAIL BEARS LEFT 90 DEGREES. TRY IT OUT IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA. HOOK UP WITH THE LOCALS TO MAKE THIS A PART OF A LARGER LOOP.
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Latitude
44.884701614348714
Longitude
-68.67244720458984
Trail Directions
IF COMING EAST ON STILLWATER TURN RIGHT ONTO SPRING STREET. CONTINUE TO THE END OF SPRING STREET WHERE YOU WILL MEET A GATE AND A DIRT ROAD. CONTINUE THROUGH THE GATE DOWN THE HILL WHERE A WATER TREATMENT OR WATER PLANT RESIDES. THERE WILL BE A SMALL BUILDING IN THE RIGHT CORNER. THE TRAIL HEAD RESIDES BEHING THAT BUILDING. YOU CAN'T MISS IT. CONTINUE ALONG THE TRAIL UNTIL IT BEARS LEFT. YOU WILL THEN HAVE TO CARRY YOUR BIKE UP TO THE ROAD. TAKE A LEFT ON THE ROAD AND RIDE ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILE AND TURN LEFT ONTO ANOTHER DIRT ROAD. BEAR RIGHT PAST A COUPLE OF BUILDINGS AND THE REST OF THE TRAIL WILL BE THERE. BE CAREFUL A FEW HUNDERED YARDS FROM HERE IS A DREADFULL CONCRETE DRAINAGE GUTTER. YOU HAVE TO GET OFF AND CARRY YOUR BIKE ACROSS. THERE MAY BE A BRIDGE SINCE I LAST RODE IT. BUT, DON'T CHANCE IT.
Trail Length
1-2miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
ORONO
   


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Review Date
December 31, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Chet the jumbo jet , from Old Town

Summary:
Very tame, but it beats Bennoch Rd if you want to get from OT to Orono. Don't miss the chutes and poop upslope on the OT side-that's where the real fun is. 4 stars is only because of the OT end poop.

Recommended Route:
Huh?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Underwear,Ho Chi Minh,D.D.,Dwight Lightning



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Review Date
October 17, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ricochet95 , from bangor

Summary:
the first 2 seconds of the trail were cool and that's it the underwear trail should have been named the streak in the undies trail no fun not even technical......you'd be better off riding the dump(bog).or essex st woods......the trails behind the high school offer better tech stuff and belive me thier not very tech either........

Recommended Route:
on the couch...................................

Other recommended trails in the same area:
stay in bangor you won't regret it.........do i have to give this a star? overall rating 0



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Review Date
September 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Retro Joe , from Portland/orono

Summary:
Immediately after the 1st downhill onto the trail, try to get into your highest gear and then hammer. There are a couple of cool log bridges which can be cleared. Roots, tight sections of twisting singletrack make this a great ripper. There are three downed trees to clear and some other neat features, including a fun little downhill that pops you out at the water district building. From there hit Ho Chi Mihn, the underware trail or any of bob's backwoods specials.

Recommended Route:
Start at Rose Bike in Orono, and hook up with Dave H-endo, Backwards Bob and full face Mike and anyone else and then hammer, starting in Orono and along the Stillwater River into Old Town.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Underware trail, Ho Chi Mihn, Bob's Genuine New England Singletrack trail and the land trust trails.



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Review Date
September 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Retro Joe , from Portland/orono

Summary:
Immediately after the 1st downhill onto the trail, try to get into your highest gear and then hammer. There are a couple of cool log bridges which can be cleared. Roots, tight sections of twisting singletrack make this a great ripper. There are three downed trees to clear and some other neat features, including a fun little downhill that pops you out at the water district building. From there hit Ho Chi Mihn, the underware trail or any of bob's backwoods specials.

Recommended Route:
Start at Rose Bike in Orono, and hook up with Dave H-endo, Backwards Bob and full face Mike and anyone else and then hammer, starting in Orono and along the Stillwater River into Old Town.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Underware trail, Ho Chi Mihn, Bob's Genuine New England Singletrack trail and the land trust trails.



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Review Date
April 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tom Arsenault , from Mebane, NC

Summary:
Back in time when I lived in Orono, this was, and I'm sure, still is a great trail. There are twists, turns, and tight singletrack throughout. The trail is fast because it's flat, so you can really haul on this trail. If you can't find it, go to Rose Bike behind Pat's Pizza and ask anyone working in that shop to point you in the right direction. There is a drainage main about 2 or 3 minutes down the trail from the town side, there is a by-pass on the left hand side through the woods, it's usually a wet by-pass, but it is rideable, so you don't have to dismount to get around the concrete monstrosity. Near the far end of the trail, there are several steep drop ins that can be hiked up and ridden down, look for the cemetary on the left hand side where the banking gets steep. These are fun, because the run outs at the bottom are short, go too far and you end up in the Stillwater River. At the end, hook up with the lesser known, Underwear Trail. This you can find on College Ave Extension behind the McDonald's. There is a dirt road on the left probably 300 feet from McDonald's, go down the road, and let it rip. Technical parts, and some more great singletrack. Trail gets its name from the numerous pairs of women's underwear littering the trail and placed on certain trees, kind of like local teens trophies from their conquests of drunken nights by the river. After riding the Underwear Trail, hook up with the Ho-Chi-Minh trail. Double track that cranks through the woods. As stated before, any questions, ask the guys at Rose Bike in Orono.

Recommended Route:
Start on the town end of the trail, middle of Orono, from there ride out towards the Old Town end of the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Underwear Trail



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