Day Mountain Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Seal Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 564 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Nice short hike with beautiful views along the way. Nice moderate 0.8 miles hike from parking area on Rt 3 to the peak. Trail has portions that could be wet in spring but are covered with board walk. The most scenic overlook is before you get to summit. Trail crosses the carriage road several times.

hiking
2 months ago

Meh. The trail was super clear, almost no ice in March which was cool. It was a very fast walk up for an okay view. We made the mistake of going down the Triad Trail which AllTrails said to do. Don’t bother. There’s nothing to see. It comes out with several carriage trails. It is also a gateway to Pemetic but that was too far for my 10 year old. (Pemetic is AMAZING BTW!! I did that a few months ago.)

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7 months ago

Day Mountain Trail to the summit was moderate hiking, some steep parts with lots of tree roots and rocks, but the views from the summit were spectacular. On our return we continued on the Lower Day Mountain and Hunters Cliff Trails. A lot of effort for small views of the cliffs at the end of Hunters Cliff Trail. No real views on Lower Day Mountain Trail.

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scramble
8 months ago

This is a hiking trail. I would call it moderate, not easy. Best views in the park I've seen so far. Some absolutely wonderful panoramas. I went up the trail and down the Carriage Road, would have been butt sliding to get down. GPS went squirrely so distance was actually closer to 2.9 miles.

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rocky
9 months ago

Hiked this trail with my 16y/0 son and dog. Trail is marked with cairns along route ending in a rocky beach area. It descends from the Champlain Drive parking area, ascends in the way back. Tree roots and rocks. Nice little hike.

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9 months ago

Great dog on leash trail with 2 small 18lb dogs. There are spots that are vertical ledge and could be tricky when wet. Day Mountain Summit view is not as great as lookout before. If you want another great view keep going to summit The Triad, great place to snack and lunch. No water source on trail, so bring proper fluids for the puppies.

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9 months ago

9 months ago

Started at Lower Day Mountain and then crossed the road to this trail. I would rate this more moderate than easy- it’s a very short hike but quite rocky/rooty/steep in parts. Some beautiful views at the top.

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10 months ago

Somewhere between easy and moderate, mostly due to the many tree roots and rocks on trail. Almost entirely through the woods. Only two scenic viewpoints; the one before reaching the summit provided a very nice panorama.

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10 months ago

A fairly easy trail we saw a lot if children. I'm sure there were beautiful views, but it was very foggy today.

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11 months ago

Quiet, not busy with tourists. Beautiful scenic views.

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Wed Jun 20 2018

Not “easy”. More like moderate. Nice views at top

Sat May 26 2018

Nice little hike, we were the only people on the trail early in the morning.

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Thu May 03 2018

Pretty easy hike with decent views on clear days. Parking is usually no issue at the trailhead shown here.

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Fri Sep 22 2017

Nice hike. We parked at the Wildwood Stables and took the trail south. Great views at the top. Agree with others that you can lose the trail crossing the carriage road. We continued on to the Lower Day Mtn, Hunter Cliff Tr, the Beach Tr and finally back via Hunters Brook Trail.

hiking
Sat Jun 03 2017

Relatively easy hike that affords lovely views, up to and over the summit of Day Mountain. Per earlier comments the trail was not well marketed as you crossed over the carriage road. The hike continued up about ~20 feet on the left as you crossed the carriage road that heads towards the Day Mtn summit.

Mon Aug 22 2016

Nice kid friendly hike, trail is not well marked where it crosses over the carriage road (we somehow missed one of the cross-over so ended up walking some of the carriage road) but isn't super strenuous to the peak, and a nice wooded trail down the decent on the other side. Walked back to the parking area by way of the carriage trail.

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Wed Oct 21 2015

Beautiful views. Leaves not past their peak yet.

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Sat Sep 20 2014

Nice moderate 0.8 miles hike from parking area on Rt 3 to the peak. Trail has portions that could be wet in spring but are covered with board walk. The most scenic overlook is before you get to summit. Trail crosses the carriage road several times. I recommend hiking stick or poles for the descent.

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Fri Apr 05 2013

If you do this hike in the summer it can be very warm

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