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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.)

Great trails and very clean! ☆☆☆☆☆

Really easy hike. Takes about 7 minutes to the top if you go the direct route. Kids, families and dogs enjoy the views from the big granite ledge on top. Fall is a great time of year to view foliage.

Hiked to the top of this mountain with our kids. Summit trail is only .3 miles and not difficult. We then took the longer North Loop Trail on the way down. The North Loop Trail is about 1 mile and is very easy. This is a great place for families! Also the view from the top is great. Highly recommend.

Easy local hike with the pup.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Miles of trails are available for Mountain biking. Park trails on the west side of Rt 9 can be crowded with hikers but when you cross over to the east side it becomes very easy to put 8 to 10 miles or more of riding in and only see a few people if you’re there early enough. They may get a little more populated as the day goes on but it is still very easy to get several miles of riding in. Trails on the East side of Rt 9 are far more entertaining with some challenging bridges and terrain but the west side is still always a fun ride to the summit to get your cardio workout in. .

hiking
2 months ago

Fun for all ages and abilities.

hiking
3 months ago

Boundary trail is a great trail

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike close to home

I love Bradbury Mtn if you need to just be in a lil nature - it's super close to Portland. this specific trail is very winding and easy: great for older dogs and kiddos. view at the top is just of stretches of trees, so don't expect any wild views. however there is a beautiful rock cliff off to the left side to sun nap on!

Really nice trail with a good layout. Make sure you take insect repellent for the mosquitoes and deer flies. Beware of the ticks.

very easy and very short hike. Decent view at the "top".

5 months ago

fun and easy hike! always full of people with their kids.

clean, well maintained trails. dog friendly.

Bradbury Mountain is perfect for families with young children. The .2 mile summit trail is the most direct way to the top, so it is fairly steep in places. However it was still very manageable for my 7 year-old son.

There are a beautiful network of trails throughout the park and they are all well marked. If you’re lucky, you may cross paths with a whitetail deer.

Trails were clearly marked (easy to follow), would say a very beginner friendly trail. $4/adult to enter park (pay at the gate). Dog friendly (must be on a leash), heavily trafficked. We went in mid April and there was still some spots that had snow, other parts were very wet! We stayed to the trails on the parking lot side (there are bathrooms), there's more trails across the street by the campground.

Took northern loop trail to the top of the mountain with NA, AB, and AA. Great views. A hawk watcher was there and we saw a bald eagle.

Great views for such a short hike.

Love the Northern Loop & Boundary trails. Varied forests & beautiful trails.

Kasey Marsters

Foxtrickadventures.com

Great for beginners, kids and pets.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a fun hike overlooking the forest; a canopy of colorful leaves could be seen in all directions. If you look very closely with binoculars then downtown Portland and a small glimpse of the ocean is possible.

Great short hiking trail. Great for families and pets.

Great for kids

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Easy, pleasant, wooded, better views than one deserves for so little effort. Perfect for days when you just have to get out and hike, but you’ve got plans later. We followed the outskirts, Border Trail. Probably the best view for the easiest climb that I can think of, except maybe for Monument Hill in Leeds, Maine.

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Short, easy hike with great views of Freeport coast. Heavy traffic.

love the view from the top and very dog friendly.

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

My kids like this trail - quick and challenging going up to the summit, then you can pick from a number of trails to come back down. The view from the summit is lovely, though it can be a bit crowded especially in autumn.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great easy hike. Well groomed and marked.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Great hike! Three in party... four year old, adult, and senior. Took Northern Loop with Ski Area short cut both up and down. Very nice hike; all trails "as advertised" in trail map. Had to remind my son to mind his footing on the roots... only ate the dirt once... and it was his own fault. Highly recommended for all ages!

backpacking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Quiet clean trails with some great views. Most trails are easy enough for most people, there area few more challenging trails as well. overall beautiful place.

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