With the abundance of open land, marked trails, gravel roads, and scenic vistas, the Rangeley Lakes Region is yet to be discovered Fat Tire/Mountain Biking mecca. Just as the region is renowned for its hiking, snowmobiling, and ATV trail systems, it quickly becoming a biking destination. Choose a trail – any trail – and GO! You’re bound to have an awesome experience…and if you’ve done it right, you’ve gotten yourself on a loop so you’re back where you started with no shuttle concerns!
We recommend the marvelous Rangeley Lakes Trail Center – https://rangeleylakestrailscenter.org/ located off of the access road to Saddleback Mountain. This is a well-marked and mapped trail system with a variety of terrain, most notably the loop along Haley Brook. Another soon-to-be favorite Fat Tire Bike trail is being developed at the vast and gorgeous RLHT Forest Legacy Trail on Route 16 towards New Hampshire, boasting a four-mile loop. We can’t wait to take a look at this new addition to the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust remarkable offering to our region. If you’re looking for something a little more along the lines of a Sunday outing and peddle, just find a logging road and, as we said, go!
The mountain biking trails are expanding at Saddleback Mountain as well! The Saddleback Bike Park at South Branch will have trails open this summer from Thursday – Sunday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Visit the Saddleback Bike Shop located in the first floor of the base lodge for rentals, service, repairs and tuning! Contact the bike shop desk for hours and services at 207-864-5671 Ext 139 or visit their website at https://www.saddlebackmaine.com/the-mountain/summer/mountain-biking/