Blackstrap Hill Preserve features miles of singletrack and offers some great elevation for the Portland area. The ‘Strap has a mix of rooty and rough trails as well as some more fresh and loamy trails. Follow the river trail out of the parking lot and spin up to the overlook for some fast downhill trails and then cut across Blackstrap Road to ride the newer North Falmouth Community Forest trails. Detailed trail maps are posted at many intersections. These trails can be easily connected to Hadlock Community Forest as well as the Lowell Preserve in East Windham. Bring your climbing legs for this local gem.
Hadlock Community Forest offers technical, twisty singletrack on rolling terrain. Cruise from the parking lot through the white, yellow, and blue trails, Once you ride all of the trails in Hadlock, head east and cross the power lines and take a loop through Alpine Woods. Many folks use Hadlock as a starting point to connect to Blackstrap. If you are feeling adventurous, take the green trail north and connect to Rines Forest and Blueberry Hill in nearby Cumberland. Detailed maps are found at many trail intersections.
River Point is most often used as a connection between the Presumpscot River trail in Portland and Hadlock Community Forest. This also makes for a great starting point for a longer ride out to Blackstrap. River Point is not a terribly big area but features rolling singletrack, some tight turns, and fast sections.