Sanford Maine ATV Club & Rail Trail

Total Miles
13.6

Elevation

141.57 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Sanford's Rail Trail follows the old Portland and Rochester Railroad Company railbed, passing through many scenic areas in Sanford. This well-maintained, multi-use, flat gravel-topped trail is easily walked and used year round, with stores, ponds and rivers, marshlands, scenic stone bridges and forested areas for everyone to enjoy. There are trailheads on Hanson Ridge Road and Pleasant Street with plenty of parking. Many looped trail outings are possible using linked trails of the Mousam Way Land Trust's Reserves, and/or the pleasant country roads in the area. Cell service is available.

Photos of Sanford Maine ATV Club & Rail Trail

Sanford Maine ATV Club & Rail Trail
Sanford Maine ATV Club & Rail Trail
Sanford Maine ATV Club & Rail Trail

Difficulty

100% of the Rail Trail is easy.

History

Near the end of the 1800s, a freight car loaded with sugar derailed and sank out of sight in a bog at the Sanford-Lebanon line. A conical knoll of rocky glacial till just within Lebanon marks the spot and has come to be known as "Sugar Loaf Hill."

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Wind Nut
Sep 03, 2023
4x4
Permanently Closed
Locked Gate
Davis Keilman
Sep 02, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal
Erik Grabowski
Jul 13, 2023
ATV
Permanently Closed
Officially Closed Sign
Lucas Wheeler
Jun 20, 2023
ATV
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet

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