QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: almost 8 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: forest, streams, single track
Gorham seems to be a destination for mountain bikers, and this trail system should please a few of them! The network close to the middle and high schools is well-maintained, well blazed and pretty if you just want to walk here, and it is also connected to a large mountain biking trail system across Route 112. (You can walk/ride underneath the fast and busy road, so don’t worry about crossing.)
And this side of the trail system is gorgeously maintained — the single track trails are curvy and fast, free of many roots and rocks, and well marked. At each intersection, you’ll see a map showing you where you are. It is a wonderful place to ride. There’s approximately 4.2 miles of trail on the west side of Route 112, and roughly 3.6 miles on the eastern side. I think much of this land is privately owned.
The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust protects about six acres here in the Frazier Preserve, too, which connects up to the bigger trail system.
Directions: There are two places to park — at the middle school and at the high school. It might be easier to park at Gorham High School because it appears that you can leave a car there during school hours, whereas it’s a little less obvious that’s cool at the middle school.