Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lewiston, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.2 miles 396 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running



wild flowers




no dogs

Has numerous well marked and groomed trails. Outer loop is approximately 3.5 miles. From parking lot to top is about .5 miles.

1 month ago

Nice trails, quiet and relaxing.

3 months ago

5 months ago

So disappointing that dogs and geocaching aren't allowed and now even Ingress and Pokemon go are being restricted. Beautiful trails that should be encouraged to be used. I have been here various times, but not being a bird watcher, I mostly see squirrels.

6 months ago

nice hike. close by. nice amount of trails.

7 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome my grandson who is 5 and I loved it

10 months ago

Fun trail to walk and run. Lots of hills and scenery. A little wet in some areas when I was there (March) but not too bad. Well used but not crowded.

Amazing trail system with several routes you can take. As for getting here, you should look for Highland Spring Rd. Go to the end of that and take a right on Montello then quick left into the parking area. I tried to reassign the location mark and with luck Google will work better for getting here.

1 year ago

Gps directions via this ap took us to a non entrance but once we got there after getting directions from local Cumberland Farms really enjoyed the trails. Calm peaceful lovely walk. Would do it again.

nature trips
1 year ago

nice paths. great for kids. nice for jogging. pretty quiet for being in town. well marked. good place to "get away" for a few.

1 year ago

Excellent trails, well marked. The trail map did not indicate difficult areas. It was very wet but there is still some snow and no bugs so I particularly enjoyed this time of year.

3 years ago

Great trails to hike with children with variety of sights (old stone fireplaces, foundations of structures from years ago, berries to pick and eat!, brooks and ponds to skim rocks, and gigantic boulders to climb)to keep kids entertained. Lets not forget that this is the largest bird sanctuary in Maine. Will be a great area to snowshoe with kids when the time is right. Beautiful views, variety of animals including deer and fisher cats.

4 years ago


4 years ago

Great hike for young families.Great way to introduce hiking to kids. Great variety of trails and wildlife.

5 years ago

You can hike these trails year round. No pets, wheeled vehicles of ANY kind and no guns. Site is easy for most anyone but can get sloppy in spots. I hike it very often as it is closest to my home and never tire of its beauty. I have seen deer tracks, a weasel, turkey and a quail just to name some of what you might see.