Explore the most popular forest trails near Bangor with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Essex Woods Loop

birding
19 days ago

So many birds! Including baby Virginia Rail.

Great trail system that's well maintained! the trails are flat with the occasional small hill so this is great for families with young children.

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walking
3 months ago

Was a nice walk but early spring so the ground was a bit wet with downed trees across path. They were in the middle of cleanup so good to know the trail is maintained.

so we'll marked and easy to follow. beautiful trees and side trails.

One of my absolute favorite things in Bangor, Maine. This is the road-less-traveled in the City Forest, where only the bravest seem to venture. Clocking in at 3.8 miles round trip, this trail is great for bikers, runners and cross-country skiiers alike. Unlike the Main Loop Trail which is a gravel path, this one isn't the best for strollers (not impossible, but it's not as flat).

Was in town waiting for a flight. Trail was so great I did it twice. Very pretty. Felt very safe due to activity on the trail.

Good for beginners!

Nice MTB trails along the main trail! Beginner/intermediate.

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A nice trail through the woods built by the town of Hermon Maine. The trail connects between the Elementary and High Schools. Trail can be a little muddy and buggy in the spring, but is a nice walk through the forest with abundant variety of plants and animals. It is a fairly easy, well marked trail for the whole family. Parking is available at either end of the trail.

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hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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