Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area

MODERATE 5 reviews

Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

whitewater kayaking

cross country skiing

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

bugs

rocky

no dogs

From Millinocket, take the Golden Road about 16 miles. Just past the Abol bridge, take the first dirt road on the left. There is a park kiosk with maps and info.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail from the parking area to the ice caves. Lush vegetation through the forest, soft trail floor, lots of roots, and huge boulders! The ice cave is very cool (no pun intended). Climb down the iron rungs to get into the cave. There is ice on the floor, so be careful! Be sure to take the side trip to the scenic lookout, and enjoy the beautiful views of 1st Debsconeag Lake. Fortunately the trails were very clean with no litter to be found.

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

This was a really nice hike. We had two 2 year old boys and a 4 year old girl. They had a few falls but the trail was fun for them and fun for the adults. Sadly the area has been abused by people, they have pulled down some of the signs making it difficult to find the caves if you have never been there. Some have also decided to use the area as a trash can and throw there beer cans down from the scenic lookout, I'll be bringing a bag to clean it up next time I'm there. Some peoples kids. Hike had beautiful views of Mt. Katahdin at the start and had great views over 1st Debsconeag lake and the Debsconeag deadwater from the scenic outlook.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

A nice hike over rocks and tree roots under a full canopy of mature trees. It was 69 degrees august 8th 2015. When we got there was a large iron rung stopping you on the trail and then saw a ladder as well as a rope that went down under a very large bolder. it was very wet, slippery and dark..yes there was still a lot of ice in the cave that cooled you down !!!!