Mountain Biking

A backcountry mountain bike tour is a really fun way to experience the Maine wilderness, and our trail network links up with some of the best mountain biking in New England. The 80 mile plus, world-class system is suitable for both traditional mountain bikes (front suspension recommended) and fat tire bikes.

The riding accommodates all skill levels and once the temperature drops, you'll find our trails are groomed for winter snow biking, too. Easy-goers will enjoy riding between Stratton Brook Hut and Poplar Hut along the Narrow Gauge Pathway, a rail-trail style gravel path meandering beside the Carrabassett River, while more adventurous riders can gain some mileage on purpose-built single track and double track trails. 

Before heading out check MH&T Trail Conditions or the local NEMBA chapter's conditions page here.

Suggested Routes

Stratton Hut Loop via Oak Knoll and Newton's Revenge

Oak Knoll Trail

Sticky Trail

Bike Rentals, Apparel, and Maintenance

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carrabassett Valley, ME
Northern Lights Bike Shop, Farmington, ME

Fat Biking

Find out more about out what trails are good for Fat Biking. We have great beginner and expert rides to chose from.

Fat tire biking is a really fun way to travel from hut to hut. It’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, so whether you’re on a fat bike yourself or see them out on the trails, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Unlike skiing, the best conditions for fat biking are when the snow is hard packed and firm- so don’t waste a good powder day on your bike. If you're planning a fat bike trip weeks or more in advance, be ready to change your plans to skiing or snowshoeing just in case we get a big snowstorm. The worst skiing conditions are the best biking conditions, as the grippy tires are built to handle some ice, and you’ll be able to balance easily with more speed.

Consider other trail users. Bikes don’t need (or want) set ski tracks, so leave the tracked trail for cross country skiers. Also, remember to yield to skiers and snowshoers. December and April are prime months for fat biking. Weather and trail conditions are unpredictable, but early morning is almost always great riding. The trails are cold and firm at first, and start getting a little tacky as the day warms up.