Bradbury Mountain Summit & Northern Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Pownal, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Bradbury Mountain is a great little peak for a few reasons - namely it is very family oriented. It is very clean. Easy access for parking & even camping. Upon entrance you'll see a well maintain children's play area including slides, swings and picnic tables. You can hold events there or just an impromptu cookout. There are several routes up to the peak. The Summit Trail is the steepest route for the best work out. It's only 0.3 miles up and is beautiful all the way. Great spot for family photos. After a snack at the top and some bird watching (this is a popular spot for bird watchers - lots of hawks & falcons spotted up there) and points of interest locating (the ocean - where is what town from the peak) head down the Northern Loop which is easy going down - great for expending your kids remaining energy.

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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.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We set out for Bradbury Mountain State Park, which is located just north of Freeport right off I-95. This was our first Maine hiking experience ($5 fee) and only a short 1.5mi. loop. The first part of the trail was fairly steep, but only half a mile to the rocky outcrop with a view. Even though it was hot and hazy, and while not spectacular, there was a refreshing breeze blowing at the top with a 180-degree view. Knowing that it was all downhill from there, we hiked back the ski slope trail and Northern Loop trail. We passed another so-so view at North Bluff, then by the cattle pen and feldspar mine to the parking lot.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Very pretty easy hike.

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