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Jay to Farmington Trail

Friday, September 30, 2016

Alt Names

Jay Farmington Rail Trail, Temple Spring, Hardy Brook, Whistle Stop Trail, Franklin County

Last Known StatusOpen

This multiple use trail has several access points and is about 14 miles long. The trail is mostly hard packed with several sections consisting of gravel and sand.

The trail is marked and offers riders some scenic views of nearby rolling hills and farmlands.

The trail is open year-round except during mud season, which is usually around late March through May, but exact dates vary. During the winter months this trail may be enjoyed by snowmobiles.

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Nearest CityFarmington, ME
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From: Auburn, ME
1) Take Hwy 4 north toward Farmington, about 44 miles
2) Turn left on Oak Street
3) Continue about 300 yards, turn left
4) Proceed toward the trailhead, stage here.


LandState Recreation, City Land


Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesMaine OHV Sticker
Dates Openopen daily except during spring thaw
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (60 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitteddirtbikes permitted if registered as an ATV
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 60 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


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Riding ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


Contact InfoMaine Bureau of Parks & Lands - Western Public Lands Office
129 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-8231
Contact InfoMaine Department of Inland Fisheries And Wildlife
(207) 287-8000
CommentOHV Permit Info



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Miles Of Trail14
Climate TypeForest
Elevation400 to 800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First AidFarmington, ME
Gasoline GasolineFarmington, ME
Diesel DieselFarmington, ME
Potable Water WaterFarmington, ME
RV Hookups RV HookupFarmington, ME
RV Dump Station RV DisposalFarmington, ME
Primitive Camping CampgroundFarmington, ME
Convenience Store Conv StoreFarmington, ME
Swimming Swim AreaFarmington, ME
Body of Water Water BodyFarmington, ME
Boating Launch Boat RampFarmington, ME
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