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Camden Hills State Park signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped. The park is located a few minutes north of Camden, a quintessential New England town featuring shops that are within walking distance to the working harbor. Harbor cruises, whale and puffin watches are available daily. Summer nights spent under the stars is a recipe for family fun. Campers who stay at the park's campground enjoy the comfort stations that are equipped with hot showers. A popular fall activity for hundreds of visiting "leaf peepers" is to drive up the Mt. Battie Auto Road and view the surrounding hillside of fall foliage color.

Nice trail. A bit slippery today after the rainfall snd the fall leaves. Beautiful view!

nice trail with some great views when getting near the top. the trails are nicely marked.

Very nice view. The walk up from the lower entrance had some areas that were a bit challenging, but not difficult. The decent was easier.

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2 months ago

I did not fell this was an "easy" trail! However it was beautiful, wide, marked well!

Perfect length hike in my opinion! Not too hard but definitely makes you sweat. Beautiful view.

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3 months ago

Excellent hike for most abilities, nice steady incline. Well marked. Some hikers looking for bigger challenge use this to trail run. Amazing views. Well travelled.

3 months ago

Very nice trail with great view at the end. Kids friendly trail.

Not many wildflowers. Not sure where that hiker wondered, but nice fern covered, mature forests.

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3 months ago

Great trail.

the view was amazing and well worth the hour drive for me!!!

great hike!

3 months ago

Great hike with amazing views overlooking the ocean and town of Camden. Rocky portions of the trail with some level switch backs up the descent. I recommend hiking poles if you are a beginner hiker.

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3 months ago

Wanted to take my 5mo old puppy for a hike and this was short and easy enough for him (maybe too short). Quick hike with beautiful views, some steep parts but nothing crazy. Fun little hike.

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3 months ago

Easy hike, but could use a lot more signage. You're looking at some very unique geology - but with no information available on signs.

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3 months ago

Easy to moderate climb depending on ability, worth the trip regardless. The views from Ocean Lookout are fabulous. It's also a perfect spot for a picnic lunch. Continue on the maiden cliff connector for a slightly more difficult but again, completely worth it add on.

Little steep but the payoff is well worth it