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Camden Hills State Park signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped. The park is located a few minutes north of Camden, a quintessential New England town featuring shops that are within walking distance to the working harbor. Harbor cruises, whale and puffin watches are available daily. Summer nights spent under the stars is a recipe for family fun. Campers who stay at the park's campground enjoy the comfort stations that are equipped with hot showers. A popular fall activity for hundreds of visiting "leaf peepers" is to drive up the Mt. Battie Auto Road and view the surrounding hillside of fall foliage color.

Great hike! Walked there from the campground where I was staying. Definitely more of a moderate hike; there were some very steep sections. The only thing that I would caution people about is that *all* of the trails are marked with a blue blaze. Due to that, I wound up taking the wrong trail down, and had to hike it back on the road for about a mile, which was frustrating. But besides that, the views are gorgeous! And the hike itself is great. Good luck finding the right trail back.....

Beautiful at the top!

Easy! Kid friendly

Just went camping with my dog. Decided to spend the day hiking. We hiked from the campground up ocean lookout. Continued on to maiden cliff, did a loop and continues back via jack Williams trail. Down through Adams lookout and back to the camp ground. Great day. Met a lot of dogs and people. The jack Williams trail was nice. No people and forested. Easy hike all around.

17 days ago

I had a couple of hours to kill on a bright sunny Saturday and picked this trail to tackle. It was a mile out and a mile back, steep enough to get the blood pumping, rocky enough to feel like hiking and not just a walk in the woods. The round trip took about 90 minutes and that's with a sit down on the rock cliff up top. What a gorgeous view!!! Worth the trip indeed!

19 days ago

Used to live fifteen minutes from this trail and used to walk it all the time, just recently visited the area again and wanted to hike this trail. This is a pretty moderate trail with about a third of it on a nice dirt road running through the Camden hills. The view at the top is very panoramic allowing you to see for miles. The front view from the summit has a perfect overlook of most of Penobscot Bay and all the islands (specifically Islesboro) therein. Off to the left you can see most of Camden harbor and the lovely yachts that are out in the harbor, looking right will allow you to see Northport, Belfast and Searsport areas. Highly suggest hiking this trail, you will not be disappointed.

Nice hike up. There was fog when we got to the lookouts, but it was still a fun hike. I'd rate this more at moderate than easy since some of the climbs are fairly steep and there was some slippery rock manuvering.

on Zekes Lookout Trail

1 month ago

Great hike!!! Sign to summit could have been better placed. almost missed it but the hike was definitely worth the walk.

Gorgeous trail. Very rocky and almost lost the blue markers on the way down. Not sure why this is rated easy...I'd put it as a moderate skill level. Def got the heart rate up and I was a little banged up not using poles on the way down. Lots of beautiful streams and great views of lake and ocean if you do the full trail.

Have been a bunch of times, and would suggest making it an overnight trip. Staying in the lower lean-to at night, as it has less traffic. Then in the mornig taking the 2 min hike to the top to see the sunrise.

Went on 5.7.2017. Made it to the top as the fog bank cleared. Beautiful views. Children friendly.