Biking at Katahdin Woods and Waters

Two bikers on an abandoned gravel logging road lined with young evergreen trees.
The abundance of former logging roads make for a fun way to explore the monument.

NPS Photo / Gin Majka

Biking is an exciting way to see the diverse ecology within the monument. An abundance of former logging roads makes for a close and personal experience with the landscape whether it be a technical trail in the forest or a casual ride to spend the night at a remote campsite. When preparing for your trip, note that there are no paved roads and no bike lanes in the monument. Expect rough road conditions and bring the proper equipment for mountain/trail biking – road and hybrid bikes are not recommended.

Contact a ranger to determine the best itinerary for your trip.


A map of biking routes in the northern section. Routes highlighted are; recommended routes, multiuse areas, and areas for hiking only.


A map for biking in the southern area of the monument. The map highlights recommended routes, multi-use routes, and areas that are hiking only.



Suggested Rides at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

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    Last updated: March 29, 2024

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