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.)

Good for small children.

great easy hike with nice views !

Great local trails, especially for running and mountain biking. I made it more challenging by including Tryon Mountain. Parts of this trail system are as beautiful as many wooded mountain trails in the Whites. No mountain views, but there is one vast summit view toward the coast. You can see Mt. Washington from Tryon in winter, but only if you climb the rockpile and peer through the leaveless birches.

Short beautiful hike for all ages. Pinnacle is breath taking beautiful! Sights can be seen from all angles! Gorgeous in the fall!

We did the outer boundaries on each side of rt 9 and also did the summit trail put on about 7 miles total. Overall it was an easy quiet hike would be a good one for a family just starting out or someone just wanting a good easy hike or a run.