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3 days ago

Very well maintained trails. Relatively flat terrain. In many sections you can walk two abreast. This area is a network of trails in which the Steele trail is one of many. The only downside is the parking area is small. There are instructions for alternative parking

hiking
28 days ago

As others have noted bring decent bug spray. I used Repel with eucalyptus (no Deet) which worked really well. Trail markings at intersections were often non existent. Got turned around several times. Pretty hard to get lost for too long though. Now that I have the lay of the land I’ll be back!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Easy trail for the beginner mountain biker . Pretty waterfall

1 month ago

beautiful area. would like to return at low tide sometime to check out the island

hiking
1 month ago

From the beginning to the second stream crossing the hike was very moderate. The bridge at the second stream crossing is in need of some major TLC - as I observed gaping holes in between the floor boards of the bridge due to harsh weather conditions, rotting and continued use. After crossing the bridge, the real hike up began. It was a steady incline with a few leveled out areas so that I could catch my breathe and rest for a minute. Once at the main summit the views of the Saco Valley and the White Mountains were spectacular. On the ledge just west of the summit I could identify Abbott, Hussey and Fort Ridge mountains to the South, the Ossipee mountains to the Southwest and the Presidentials to the Northwest. The old fire tower was in good condition. The bench mark, summit sign and memorial plaque were all in good shape - no signs of vandalism. My wife ate from numerous blueberry and raspberry bushes while at the summit (she said the blueberries were very sweet). The hike up for the faster part of my family was 1hr, 10 minutes. For me and my youngest son it was 1hr, 30 minutes. It took me a little over an hour to get down, and my sons 50 minutes. On the way up and down there are barely any views due to tree cover. Overall it was a great hike for me and my family. I would put 5 stars for this, but that 2nd stream crossing bridge needs to be replaced or repaired.

hiking
1 month ago

His was a fun hike. Well maintained and flat. We were unsure if we were walking down the Correct entrance as it looked like a driveway to the private residence. The path is full of poison ivy which was a little concerning having young children. However that’s unavoidable when you are hiking. There is a beautiful bench that overlooks Goose Rocks Beach under the shade of a tree perfect for a picnic or just to rest. The historic buildings are interesting but would be more fun to go through.

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk, beautiful views and the historic building were a great bonus. A hidden gem tucked along the Maine coast.

1 month ago

just spent a good hour and a half getting lost on this trail. the kosik map has different colored trails then on the actual trails so do not plan on using those as a guide. we ended up at the power lines because we missed the trail, I guess. followed those for some time until we cut back into the woods and found a trail again. if you don't mind getting lost then this is the trail for you. we will be back but this time we will try a different trail then red.

hiking
1 month ago

Went today for the first time. Was with my 11 and 13 year olds, two dogs and a family friend. Parts of the trail were very beautiful to see and was a great workout. However, trails were not marked at all and everywhere we looked there was horse poop. Trails were overgrown in many areas, lots of ticks on the dogs and ourselves. Many times we got off trail and we ended up down the road from where we started. Also many trees down along parts of the trail. We ended hiking just under 4 miles today. We will not be doing this trail again anytime soon.

hiking
1 month ago

Great group of trails connected on greenbelt. Well maintained and well marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely bring your bug spray because they are insane. Some trails are marked well and some aren’t. Definitely check out the red trail and see the waterfall

Easy going trails, nothing strenuous,

Nice local hike. Some questionable trail markings in some spots. Black trail is the largest and easiest. White trail is the hardest. Red trail has a small waterfall. Got in around 5 miles. Will go back

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked it yesterday. Incredibly well maintained trail with red markers at everywhere. Each time you had to question which way to go because of a split in the trail there was a marker to help you. Still pretty wet and the large flat rocks were slippery. Glad I had my poles to save me from a handful of falls.

Will definitely be going back! Very well marked trail. I did black to blue to orange to red, then ended back on black. The falls were amazing.

walking
3 months ago

Quick walk but beautiful views!

Nice little trail walk with great water views

hiking
3 months ago

Cool little hike!
The path shown on the map is nowhere close to the actual trail though. Starting at the parking area, I followed what appears to be an ATV trail to the summit from which you can enjoy expansive, but not very dramatic views.
On the descent, I tried to follow the gps line on the map shown here, but that was kind of a mistake. That path follows a steep course with loose footing and rock slides. After some slow scrambling, I bushwhacked it back to the summit, where I noticed a series of pink tape perhaps marking the trail down.
Followed those, but they veered off away from the parking area, so I bushwhacked it again back to my car.
Phew! Some good exercise and nice views.

Well marked and easy to traverse, but every dog was off-leash, which made it hard to walk with my 3 year old. He kept getting knocked over by excited puppies. The trail was to supposed to be a leashed area, so we weren’t expecting that.

6 months ago

Very cool rock formations. Trails are not well marked... if at all. Will have to go again and explore more!

Could have used microspikes on the top 1/2 of the trail as ice has appeared on the ledges. Managed to travel around the icy areas. Be careful if traveling up this time of year.

trail running
9 months ago

the trail was pretty technical due to ice and storm damage. a few trees across the trail but only one you have to bushwack around. This trail has a much more forgiving grade than others on the mountain.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little hike with amazing views. We encountered a lot of bees and ticks, so wear appropriate clothing. At the base of the trail there are 4 large boulders, you can park there. The trail is a little overgrown but very easy to follow.

Great little hike with the kids! Awesome views. Be aware that if coming in from Randall lake road, the end of the road to connect with maple crest road is impassable except to four wheel drive vehicles with good clearance. It’s not maintained. A very nice man let us park at the end of his driveway and we walked the extra distance up the roads.

trail running
9 months ago

My favorite trails in Cape. I Recommend taking the longer blue loop to get the most out of it.

Top notch, a good little hike with a big payoff

hiking
9 months ago

My family really enjoyed this hike. You’ll hike to beautiful breathtaking views and it’s a nice hike up. Trail is a little grown over but you won’t get lost it’s very easy to follow. Trail starts at 4 large rocks. 4 stars only because it’s not my favorite Mountain I’ve climbed but definitely top 5 :)

hiking
10 months ago

what a view...you have to climb a bit..but the hike was good...thanks to another's review we got in right away...4 rocks sit in front of trail... again it's so worth the view!

Well marked series of loops with mild ups and downs. Not too many roots or rocks. Signs indicate where mountain bikes are not allowed so be watchful for these signs when biking.

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