Wild River

Gilead, Maine

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This ride's general location is Gilead, Maine (10 miles east of Gorham on US 2). Scenery includes wooded wilderness and the rocky Wild River. This is a good family ride; there are more challenging trails nearby. The trailhead is actually in the state of Maine. A graded forest road takes you back across the state line and along the east shore of the Wild River. This quiet corner of the White Mountains serves up a primitive White Mountain National Forest campsite, a favorite fishing spot, and several hiking trails. When you reach the campground, hike over to the Wild River and admire its many huge boulders (souvenirs left by a departing glacier after the last ice age). To the northwest you'll see the peaks of the Carter/Moriah Range, a ridge that is traversed by the Appalachian Trail on its way to Gorham and its eventual terminus in Maine.
Mountain Bike! New Hampshire

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Mountain Bike! New Hampshire

by Jeff Faust (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ride's general location is Gilead, Maine (10 miles east of Gorham on US 2). Scenery includes wooded wilderness and the rocky Wild River. This is a good family ride; there are more challenging trails nearby. The trailhead is actually in the state of Maine. A graded forest road takes you back across the state line and along the east shore of the Wild River.

This quiet corner of the White Mountains serves up a primitive White Mountain National Forest campsite, a favorite fishing spot, and several hiking trails. When you reach the campground, hike over to the Wild River and admire its many huge boulders (souvenirs left by a departing glacier after the last ice age). To the northwest you'll see the peaks of the Carter/Moriah Range, a ridge that is traversed by the Appalachian Trail on its way to Gorham and its eventual terminus in Maine.

©  Jeff Faust/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Gilead
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Early summer through fall
Local Contacts: Androscoggin Ranger Station, White Mountain National Forest 603-466-2713
Local Maps: Delorme's New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Wild River
Driving Directions: Directions to Wild River

Recent Trail Reviews

9/13/2009
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the wild river trail isn't really "true" mtn biking...we were dismayed when we came to the "wilderness" area where they do not allow "bicycles"..that is a real bummer as the trail is an old railroad bed and would be perfect for people just getting into mtn biking and also for kids just learning how to mtn bike. It is so sad that you come to this sign that indicates you can not go any further because it is "wilderness". Yeek..what is this world coming to? I would not recommend this trial for mountain biking.



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