kid friendly


Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. One of the original five state parks, Bradbury Mountain was acquired by the Federal government in 1939. Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. Snow shoe rentals are available. Sculpted by a glacier, Bradbury Mountain is the park's most outstanding natural feature. Today the park's forest is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Fall is a busy time at the park when visitors watch migrating hawks and eagles ride the thermals and enjoy the views of fall foliage from the summit. (Spring is best time to watch hawk migration, fall much less so.)

Very pretty easy hike.

A nice simple hike with several options to the summit, depending on your mood and timeframe. And a lovely view at the top!

Easy dog friendly nice view but not stunning

Very nice moderate trail with random elevations and awesome views.

2 months ago

I have been out on these trails for geocaching and geocaching events. Depending on which side of the road you go on, you can go for the flat hikes or the uphill trail hikes. Not a good place to be off leash for the dog because of heavy use. Quietest on the flat hike side. Geocaching bonus

It was an easy hike for the kids. My 2yo had a blast climbing on the rocks of the intermediate trails. Playground was fun for them. We left w happy kids so definitely worth a repeat trip.

Well taken care of trail, easy for children to hike. Also has a playground for kids. Downside is it's a state park, so you have to pay to get in.

It's basically a hill, but it is still a cool place to romp around. I often trail run to make it more challenging. It is pretty steep, but only 300' of prominence. Nice stream and waterfalls in the back. Oh ya, and great views too. Great place for spotting eagles, hawks, falcons, etc.

nice hike. mountain biking also

Perennial favorite. Easy, leisurely hike that makes the surroundings more accessible. Frequent birding at the top from local organizations, cross country skiers all winter.

4 months ago

Some areas need their posts fixed or maps replaced but other than that it's lovely! And the reward view is incredible. The mountain top is a chill place for a mid hike nap on a nice overcast day!

4 months ago

Great hike with a dog. Wide, easy to follow path. No resistance or difficulty.

just good fun year round. bring a topo and compass and make your own trails

One of our favorite hiking spots, it can be a quick hike up and down or an all afternoon trip if you mix and match trails. Great for kids! Beautiful views! We are there all the time!