Mountain Biking

Trail riding in the Bethel region

Bethel, Maine is quickly growing as a mountain bike destination, offering easy access to a number of cross-country trail networks locally as well as the expansive Coos Trails system just 30 minutes away in Gorham, NH. Riders of all abilities will find fun trails and terrain in the area.

The development of bike trails in Bethel over the last few years has been in large part due to the efforts of the Mahoosuc Pathways organization and support of local property owners and business including the Bethel Inn Resort and Gould Academy. Trails are added and expanded every year and riding continues to grow in the community.

Trail Maps & Information:

Bethel Village Trails Six miles of easy to moderate single track right in Bethel.

Bacon Hill Trails Two-mile moderate loop just outside Bethel.

Pine Hill Trails Seven miles of single track trails built by Gould Academy.

Coos Trails 22-mile trail network in across the border in Gorham, NH.

Additional Resources:

Boarderlands Trail System Seven bike destinations across Northern New England and Quebec.

Mahoosuc Pathways  Support the organization that's supporting mountain biking in Bethel.

Coos Cycling Club Learn about the club building the Coos Trails in Gorham.

Barker Mountain Bikes Offering bike sales, service, and rentals right in Bethel.

Green Machine Bike Shop Located 30 minutes south in Norway.


* Please note that Sunday River no longer offers lift service for downhill mountain biking.