Beautiful views with a little bit of everything- woods, coastline, river/slough. Exquisite overlook - don’t miss it! Not hard but a very uneven path - if you have ANY balance or mobility issues, bring a walking stick.

Great little walk! Beautiful view from the cliff, even in the fog. My only complaint would be that we came from the opposite direction as most people and there was no warning sign before the cliff drop off... had my dog been off leash at that point he may very well have run right off the 150 foot edge in the fog. This would be a cool spot to swim in a hot day.

A very pleasant hike with a great payoff as the cliff lookout oversees the bluegreen Long Reach, great for a leisurely morning or afternoon stroll.

Also, one thing I'd like to correct is that dogs aren't required to be on leash here, just under control of their owners (by voice, collar, leash, etc.) so this is a great trail to bring your pups with you as well. I would recommend leashing them around the cliffs however, it truly is a cliff, not a steep embankment, so be extra careful at the lookouts!

Well marked. Can smell both ocean and pine. Good for families but must pick up ones feet as several sections have many exposed roots.

Definitely more miles then stated above, but a fun walk. Beautiful water views.

I can’t believe I lived here 18 years and never hiked this trail! It’s absolutely lovely! The trailhead is located behind the town office. As you look to the woods the trailhead will be to your left. There are two options to get to the granite summit: a white path is 2.5 miles and the yellow path which is 1.5 miles. The beginning of the trail is for both even though it’s marked white. A little walk in and the trail separates. I took the longer trail. The view from the cliff was lovely as you can see the bay. I would suggest you check the tide chart. Going 2 hours either side of high tide with give you a nice view of the tidal basin. The cliff is not a misnomer - it is a sheer drop off so be cautious with risky and impulsive children and pets. It’s an enjoyable way to spend a few hours of the day. Enjoy!

Great trail to hike! Offered some nice views of the ocean and had easy to follow markers. The fairy houses were fun to look for!

Great hike. I agree with the moderate rating. Nice views and plenty of parking at the town hall

1 month ago

Beautiful, easy and peaceful stroll.

Excellent short hike with good views

Good trail beautiful views. I love the fairy house!!

1 month ago

Gorgeous views, a real stopper.
You can park your car nearby and just walk out and get some great views which is nice for people who can’t walk very far. . It’s also a lovely walk along the coast- might be a bit rough for seniors or families with very little children.

Not a very interesting walk. Mostly through the woods. Views are mostly of tidal basins.
Not very special, especially disappointing for friends were visiting from out of town and wanted to see a little more of the coast on their hike.

Very sweet trail. Simple but has some climbs and nice views. Perfect for a semi beginner

Nice trail. We’ve done it a few times. Some people build fairy houses in this part of Harpswell. There are many fairy houses along the trail. There are some slippery places along the trail at the tops of the cliffs. Be careful near the edges.

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2 months ago

Beautiful views! Small rock path, and very easy to follow. It was a perfect location for our little one, and very safe. All 3 of us had a blast. Very popular little walk and ran across a lot of dog walkers, so the area is very dog friendly. Parking was slightly confusing if you’ve never been but definitely worth the confusion. Highly recommend for a short but fun adventure

Very well marked trail. Very scenic from the lookouts. Waterfall was dried up...I will have to go again in the spring. Path is covered in tree roots so definitely wear your hiking shoes.

Amazingly beautiful and well-kept trail. the New Green Trail loop and the Blue Trail together was fantastic. A wonderful team of volunteers was out here maintaining it on a Saturday. I was in town for a wedding and got a real sense of Eastern Maine on this Trail. The smell of fir trees and intertidal marsh was intoxicating. This is now one of my all-time favorites.

Beautiful views and an easy to moderate hike, though the tree roots really are something to contend with along the entire trail. Not a trail for sneakers. Plenty of parking (behind the Town Hall).

Nice moderate hike. Bug spray needed. Beautiful views from the cliff!

Loved it. Buggy till we got round to the waterside. Stunning views. Great hike for kids, but watch ‘em and pups near the cliffs.

4 months ago

loved it, nice views..

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4 months ago

This was more like a walking path along the ocean cliffs. My 3 year old did this with ease and loved sitting on the small beach area at the start of the trail to have a lunch break. There are several other trails near by on the island that are also worth the hike.

Gorgeous at any time of year!

I loved this trail. The views over the river were beautiful and the fairy houses were adorable.

A nice hike but I would rate it easy, not moderate.

Just a little rugged. Very well marked. Wear mosquito repellent!! You will be eaten alive.

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

This is a nice trail, but I would definitely rate it an easy trail, not moderate. The last part of the trail ends at the transfer station and wasn't sure where to go from there. The trail was marked but I did find that a couple places where we went off the trail. It's not just a loop- has a bunch of overlooks before the cliff, some didn't offer much of a look, but he too was nice.

The water was so pretty and unique. I'll definitely go back.

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