Bradbury Mountain Park Boundary Trail

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Bradbury Mountain Park Boundary Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pownal, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Bradbury Mountain State Park offers an easy to moderate 1.3 mile loop trail located near Pownal, Maine that features views, forests and exposed balds. The park offers many activities and is accessible year-round. Dogs are permissible on leash. Admission fee. Bradbury Mountain State Park offers a short hike to Bradbury Mountain for a picnic and expansive eastward view from the granite capped peak. The hike to the summit is a steep short 10-15 minute trail. With children plan on several rest and nature observation stops. A playground and picnic area is available near the start of the trail. Campsites available.

17 days ago

clean, well maintained trails. dog friendly.

nature trips
19 days ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Great views for such a short hike.

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

Kasey Marsters

Foxtrickadventures.com

hiking
5 months ago

Great for beginners, kids and pets.

7 months ago

Great short hiking trail. Great for families and pets.

7 months ago

Great for kids

hiking
7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

love the view from the top and very dog friendly.

9 months ago

Great easy hike. Well groomed and marked.

hiking
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

Very short hike.
Several signs were missing, labeling trails heading back down the mountain.
It was very foggy, so the views from the top were not great.

hiking
9 months ago

Although this area does get pretty crowded and the hike itself is short, I like that there are a few different trail options to make the trek a bit more exciting. This place is great for kids with plenty to do, as there is a playground at the base and quite a few picnic tables. And regardless of how easy the hike up the mountain is, the view at the top is still one of the best.

hiking
10 months ago

Great views, very easy hike, trails could be more clearly marked.

10 months ago

Dog friendly, nice vistas

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail and not that exciting, but I was there during Fall so the colors were great! I would give it 3 stars if I had gone any other time, but Fall.

walking
11 months ago

Easy trail for families and even trail runners. Does get quite crowded. Nice views at the top. Summer bonus: strawberry picking at Bradbury Berry Farm (near the base of the mountain)

hiking
11 months ago

Good for small children.

11 months ago

great easy hike with nice views !

trail running
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nice local hike. Good view at the top. Short but sweet. Did hike in the rain. Couple puddles but drainage was ok.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Easy dog friendly nice view but not stunning

Sunday, July 03, 2016

It was an easy hike for the kids. My 2yo had a blast climbing on the rocks of the intermediate trails. Playground was fun for them. We left w happy kids so definitely worth a repeat trip.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Well taken care of trail, easy for children to hike. Also has a playground for kids. Downside is it's a state park, so you have to pay to get in.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

It's basically a hill, but it is still a cool place to romp around. I often trail run to make it more challenging. It is pretty steep, but only 300' of prominence. Nice stream and waterfalls in the back. Oh ya, and great views too. Great place for spotting eagles, hawks, falcons, etc.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

nice hike. mountain biking also

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