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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.

hiking
15 hours ago

Good beginner trail. The view from Ocean Overlook is nice, but from the actual summit there is no view. It took 2.5 hours to the summit and back.

Good hike overall although some areas need to be marked better with the blue dots, especially along the Jack Williams trail.

If you plan on looping from maiden's cliff(scenic trail)to megunticook summit (along ridge trail), ocean lookout, Jack Williams-bring extra water and food as it can take awhile.

Good luck, and happy trails!

hiking
15 hours ago

Good easy hike, actual summit is disappointing if your expecting a view. The view is only from the lookout, which is very nice! Still early in the season, some mud.

Great day of hiking! Moderate with some less moderate parts.

The views are about as good as it gets in Maine!!

Fairly easy hike. Great views at the top.

Like Maiden Cliff, another great Camden area hike that isn't difficult and suitable for all experience levels! Beautiful view of the ocean from the top.

hiking
13 days ago

Stunning view at the top! A fun, easy hike that can be completed in a short period or one the whole family can enjoy. Lots of space at the top to just hang out and take in the scenery. Have done this hike a few dozen times now whether it just be at a leisurely pace or for trail running and can say it's great for both!

Beautiful hike! The only downside is that dogs are not allowed on the Preserve.

Amazing views!!!

29 days ago

this hike has stunning views and is great for all levels. we went in the fall and boy was it gorgeous! a perfect hike for a picnic up top overlooking the water.

We did this hike along with mount Battie and I would just advise that the "summit" has no views so be prepared, there is a view almost to the top that is breathtaking but once you reach the end, it's just a sign with the elevation on it. Highly recommend mount Battie to do with this hike.

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike! Just be prepared for a lot of people at the top who drove up

hiking
29 days ago

A great spot to learn some history too! The hike is definitely a little bit harder than easy but is still a great trail for kids, dogs, etc.

Slightly challenging. Beautiful views at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with coastal views. Family friendly in the summer. Icy in the winter and spring.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning views! Great hike break if you're heading up to Acadia.

hiking
2 months ago

So enchanting! Even though it’s mid-April, it was about 35 degrees, windy, and hailing part of the time and even with that, it was a FANTASTIC trail. I loved that we could keep expanding on the original trail and get more mileage. The river trail was so beautiful. Lots of tree damage from the winter, but it made it even more beautiful. Lovely flat hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Not a big challenge, but a nice afternoon hike up to a great payoff looking back at the harbor. The amount of elevation gain for the limited distance does mean a bit of exercise but nothing too strenuous. On a clear day in the spring or fall it is a great way to spend a couple hours in the afternoon.

trail running
3 months ago

One of the best views in Maine! The last half mile is a pretty good hike uphill. The snow isn’t packed down in all the areas. Hiked up with my running shoes and spikes - worked fine enough! First part of the trail is as wide as a road and perfect for cross country skiing.

Pretty easy hike, dirt road out to trail is pure ice this time of year

I wish that I could review it. The trails were very poorly marked. We had a wonderful day of walking, but never actually located Zeke's trail.

6 months ago

One of my favorites.

great views at summit

There was only one trail sign to Mount Megunticook and that was at the beginning. We thougth we were on the wrong trail because when we followed it we were no where near the All Trails location. Turned back to check signs and there was no mention of Mount Megunticook at the last signage. We continued on and the summit is actually the X with an elevation of 1312. There is no view but if you go about another half mile there is a gorgeous lookout over the harbor. Trail was mostly in the woods with a few outlooks.

hiking
8 months ago

Last hiked it on August 31, 1997. What can I saw that has not already been said by many visitors about this spectacular hike?

Best view of Penobscot Bay

I thought this trail is more difficult than a moderate rating. Scrambling is necessary. We came down the carriage road due to the wind and rain today; and it was very easy.

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of hiking possibilities through Camden Hills. This particular stretch can be tricky in places and I would not attempt it in bad weather or when it's been raining. Great views. More than a bit crowded though, especially as you get into the main part of the park and I'd hate to see it on a weekend.

Great day. Great hike!

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