The park (Bradbury is a State Park) is divided by route 9 into an East side and a West side. The mountain itself is on the west side along with the parking lots, park headquarters, bathrooms, picnic areas, and campground. The South Ridge trail begins at the southern parking lot while the Summit, Switchback, and Northern Loop trails begin at the northern lot. From the Northern Loop trail, the Boundary, Terrace, Tote Road and Boundary trails branch off and lead to the summit. The Tote Road and Boundary trails loop around the northern and western parts of the park before circling back to the summit. Despite its low elevation, the summit of Bradbury offers panoramic views of the surrounding area from the bare rock on the eastern side. These trails are, overall generally hiking trails but Northern Loop, Tote Road, Boundary and Ski trails are open to bikes, skiers, and horses.
The West side of Bradbury Mountain SP has nine looping trails through the hills and streams. The O Trail, Lanzo Loop, and Ragan Trail, are designed for mountain biking. The Team Argyle biking team maintains the O Trail. Knight Woods and the Snowmobile Trail are wide and well marked, as are all of the trails on the western side. The more bike-oriented trails are nice singletrack hikes but are sometimes hard to follow without a concentrated effort. These trails wind through very scenic woods and are easy to connect and string together for a longer walk without having to do an out-and-back or laps of a single loop. The western trails are open to any use and snowmobiling is allowed on the Link and Snowmobile trails.
Please look at the attached maps for a detailed view. The trails can be confusing and trail maps are available at the park, but these include several official trails that do not appear on the maps at the trailhead.
Mountain bikers: Bradbury is apparently a great spot for biking both wide, fast downhill trails and difficult twisting single track.
From the north: Take US 295 south (towards Freeport) and follow the same instructions as above, leaving the highway at Exit 22.
If you want to Mapquest directions from a different spot, enter Pownal Center, ME as your destination. The directions will put you at the intersection of Elmwood Road and Hallowell Road. From there, just go north on Hallowell about half or three quarters of a mile.
NOTICE: HUNTING IS ALLOWED MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. While hunting season is open, please think about what you wear (orange please) or hike on Sunday.
Bradbury Mountain State Park 528 Hallowell Road Pownal, ME 04069 (207) 688-4712
Bradbury Mountain SP is open year round from 9 AM to sunset.
Trail Conditions: http://bradburymountain.com/
State Park site for Bradbury: http://www.stateparks.com/bradbury_mountain.html
Mountain Bike trail reviews: http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-states-trails/trails-maine/trail/PRD_168157_4552crx.aspx