Whistle Stop Trail

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Jay, Maine

Whistle Stop Trail is a 22.7 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jay, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 22.7 km Elevation Gain: 98 m Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

partially paved

rails trails

views

wild flowers

snow

Leaving from Farmington, at first this trail is reasonably easy. Although there is no real technical difficulties in completing this 14+ mile ride to Jay, you will run into a few miles of sand that can make this trail challenging on a bike. The trail is easy to follow and is easy to do both snowshoeing and cross country skiing, but be aware it is used by snowmobiles. There are also places to grab lunch on the way. You can park by the baseball field across from the high school and easily get on the trail. You will have to cross route 4 if you park here. Another option is to park in the Hannaford parking lot and and hit the trail there.

mountain biking
bugs
closed
4 hours ago

This trail was pretty easy but still a little challenging as a new-ish biker. A section of the trail was closed when I went but after a little bit of road biking I got right back on the trail. Other than that, I rode from Livermore Falls to Farmington and I feel so accomplished!

hiking
icy
4 months ago

horseback riding
8 months ago

This is actually a trail on Butterfield farm in East Dix Field. We went up Mossy Trail, not to the Ridgeline Trail, for a gorgeous view, and then back down through her neighbors field and back on up sweat road to the farm. Pretty hard going as it is quite steep.

mountain biking
muddy
Mon May 20 2019

mountain biking
Thu Jun 15 2017

I have done this trail several times, it is a teally cool trail, it's a multi use rail trail so there is light to moderate ATV traffic but everyone is usually respectful. The trail has some history to it and even has a kiosk along the way with a history lesson and a stone bench! it is worth the ride. There is changing terrain as well, love this trail!

snowshoeing
Mon Jan 16 2017

I have had the opportunity to snowshoe and cross country ski this trail a few different times. I have done with with my three children as well as with my best friend. The trail is easy to follow is easy to do both snowshoeing and cross country skiing but be aware it is used by snowmobiles. Everyone we can across was respectful and slowed down, we also made sure we moved off to the side when we heard the machines. It's a beautiful walk through the winter woods. We parked by the baseball field across from the high school and easily got on the trail. You will have to cross route 4 if you park here. Another option is to park in the Hannaford parking lot and and hit the trail there. We did not complete the entire trail but we did make a day of it. There are places to grab lunch on the way if you please.

mountain biking
Mon Oct 01 2012

I road this trail this spring on a semi-cool day. Leaving from Farmington you'll get the sense that it will be a reasonably easy, although fairly long, rail-trail ride. And for the first few miles you'd be correct but be forwarned, although there is no real technical difficulties in completng this 14+ mile ride to Jay, you will run into a few miles of sand. I do have to say, I was happy I was in pretty good shape, my legs were tired by the end of my return trip. Now, I am a 50+ male riding on a 15 year old mountain bike, so put that into perspective if you ride this trail. You'll find some nice scenery along the way but nothing breathtaking. I will ride this again next summer, thins time spending more time condition my legs in the gym.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

mountain biking
Tue Oct 23 2018

hiking
Sun Aug 12 2018

mountain biking
Mon Jun 11 2018

Tue Dec 26 2017

hiking
Fri Dec 01 2017

hiking
Mon Oct 02 2017

running
Sat Aug 19 2017

Tue Jul 04 2017