Posted on July 31, 2017 and last updated on July 05, 2022

Rangeley River Trail, Rangeley


  • Preserve Size: 150 acres
  • Trail Mileage: one-way ~1 mile
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: river, old rail bed

This trail at this 150-acre Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust preserve seems a little unloved (or it did in the summer of 2017), even while it appears to have great promise. The best place to pick up the trail is behind the Oquossoc Grocery Store. Then you follow a snowmobile path for about about half a mile before it splits. If you take the left snowmobile path, you’ll come to some wetlands that border the lake, if you go right, you’ll come to a pretty river and bridge.

At the far end of the bridge, you’ll see a kiosk, a picnic table, and what may be an unofficial, but really nice short trail along the river.

Directions: Drive down Hatchery Road, behind Oquossoc Grocery, and you’ll see a pull off on your left. You can also park at the other end of the trail, on Indian Point Road off of Route 16. The final hill up this dirt road to the parking area can be eroded and quite hard on low-clearance cars. In this case, there is room at the bottom to leave your vehicle.



Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!