Essex Woods Loop is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bangor, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 223 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

walking

forest

city walk

mountain biking
7 days ago

For a beginner do not take the trail to the right, very steep and advanced section. No signs posted to explain the terrain.

hiking
18 days ago

Loved it here. Just pay attention to the map so you don’t go too far off the trail down by the water. So peaceful!

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icy
snow
3 months ago

Great trail for walking the dog or bringing young kids. There is a dog park located at the trail head. Portions of the trail is used for snowmobiling which packs down the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

I am glad that I checked this area out. I always saw people walking on a path near the highway, but never knew where they started until now. I would recommend that trail, especially if you want to take your dog for a walk. However, some of the other trails could use upkeep. I wasn't always sure I was on a certain path, especially when many trees were down. Plus, be careful in certain areas where you might injury yourself from mud slides on rocks.

hiking
10 months ago

Trail was poorly marked, overgrown and muddy in some spots. Looks like it could be nice with a little upkeep. Still, not a bad little hike with the dogs.

hiking
10 months ago

Fuck the bugs.

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy trail, by the parking lot there is a chained in dog park where people get together and let their dogs off leash to play. Not very buggy other than a few black flies but it was fairly breezy so it kept them at bay. Lots of birds perfect for bird watching.

Sun May 19 2019

the Bangor dog park is here, so if you dont like dogs you should go to the bogwalk instead.

bird watching
Fri Jul 27 2018

So many birds! Including baby Virginia Rail.

hiking
4 days ago

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mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded Essex Woods Loop

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mountain biking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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Sat May 04 2019

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Fri Aug 10 2018

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Fri Nov 24 2017

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Fri Nov 24 2017