Monument Hill Trail is a 0.9 mile out and back trail located near Leeds, ME that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
Attractive, woodsy trail under an hour from both Augusta and Lewiston/Auburn. The top of the hill features a Civil War monument. Partial views from the summit. Good family hike.
Nice and easy, great views at the top!!!
There is no off-street parking but there is a pull-off. This was a nice easy walk. Well marked & traveled. There is a bit of an incline but it was easy. Bring you dog, nice wide trail, some rocks clusters scattered throughout.
This an easily hiked trail for all ages. There are several spots where the roots from trees are exposed, and plenty of rocks, so caution is advised with small children with clumsy feet.
It is absolutely perfect for kids-almost a mile round trip. The view is beautiful and a perfect spot for a picnic.
I did this trail a long time ago with my son when he was 5 or 6. I really like it and always wanted to go back. I went back this time with two goals, first getting the longitude and latitude of the monument on top and second to get the geocache on the top. The geocache is the 3rd oldest in Maine. Was a nice walk up and it will give you a good cardio workout. Can be done year round. Monument at the top is very attractive and reminds one of how much these towns sacrificed during the Civil War. The monument at the top of the hill is a Civil War peace Monument erected at the highest point in Leeds, by the Howard brothers, distinguished natives of Leeds; Major General Oliver Otis Howard, Rev. Roland Bailey Howard, and Brigadier General Charles H. Howard, in memory of the 161 soldiers and sailors who served from this town. This is the largest per capita number serving in the war of any town in the State of Maine. Great views from the top as well.