Coburn Mountain / Grand Falls Loop (95 miles)
Ride the Kennebec River Trail to Berrys Store in West Forks. At Trail Junction ST 10, take ITS 87 north. Approximately 8 miles north of Berry’s Store, take the Connector Trail west over Johnson Mountain, to ITS 89. Ride ITS 89 north ½ mile, to the spur trail up Coburn Mountain. The dead end trail up the mountain is 2 miles long, and is divided into two sections. The first section to the Radio Repeater Tower is groomed regularly and is easily doable by any rider. The final 1 mile from the Repeater Tower to the top, is recommended only for experienced riders. It is a very narrow, winding and steep trail that is not regularly groomed. There are scenic views from both the Repeater Tower and the summit. Descend from the mountain, and head south on ITS 89. Stop in at Bulldog Camps for lunch/gas (just off ITS 89). Continue on ITS 89 south to Trail Junction ST 11. Take ITS 86 east back to Berrys Store and Trail Junction ST 10. Return to Northern Outdoors on the Kennebec River Trail. See photos and video of Coburn Mountain: The Peak of Maine Snowmobiling
If you have time and want to extend your trip, take a ride to Grand Falls. Just continue 10 miles on ITS 89 south, from Trail Junction ST 11.
Scenic views: Kennebec River, Coburn Mountain, Mount Katahdin, Sugarloaf Mountain, Bigelow Range, Granny Cap Mountain, Grand Falls, Dead River.