Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Trail Networks in the Bethel Area

Bethel, Maine is quickly growing as a mountain bike destination, offering easy access to a number of new trail networks and riding options 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 in recent years is in large part due to the efforts of Inland Woods + Trails and the support of local property owners and businesses, including the Bethel Inn Resort and Gould Academy. 

For some local insight, check out our biking post on the First Chair Blog.

Trail Maps & Information:

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

Bethel Community Forest Trails - New trails opening in Bethel in summer 2020.

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

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

Mt. Abram Bike Park - A new lift-serviced mountain bike park in nearby Greenwood, ME. 

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

Additional Resources:

Bike the Borderlands - Seven bike destinations across Northern New England and Quebec.

Inland Woods + Trails  - Support the organization that's supporting mountain biking in Bethel.

Bethel Adventure Tours - Bethel Adventure Tours offers guided mountain bike tours as well as certified mountain bike instruction in the Bethel area.

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 - Highly popular shop located 30 minutes south in Norway.

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