Douglas Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 188 reviews

Douglas Mountain Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sebago, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
475 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Old stone tower at summit with a view of Sebago Lake. First 4/10ths of a mile is on paved road (almost 1/2 of hike is on pavement). It is steep. You have to park down in a side parking lot. This is an easy hike due to short length but a moderate hike due to slope. Can be very slippery when wet or icy.

hiking
6 days ago

An easy short hike with a great view at the end.

hiking
8 days ago

We started the trail by following the Eagle Scout trail. There was a few steep spots and lots of big rocks to climb over but the view from the summit was worth is. We followed the loop down to the road back to the parking lot. They do ask for a $3 donation to park

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome! Had two young kids with me and they loved it! Especially once we got to the top and saw the stone watch tower; will definitely be doing it again :)

10 days ago

went there last summer and am headed back again. cool little hike.

hiking
12 days ago

Fantastic hike with young kids. Little bit of scrambling at the end make it even better for little ones.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice hike in the Lake Region area. Relatively quick trek, but there’s a nice stone fire tower with panoramic views at the summit.

13 days ago

It’s a nice short run with good elevation gain and irregular granite and roots. Great for a technical trail run with a few loops. Cool stone lookout tower at the top!!!

1 month ago

fun little place. very buggy right now. some neat shaped trees and the tower was nice you could see the presidential mountain range

2 months ago

Awesome
Hike! Super buggy

hiking
2 months ago

Well worth the hike! We did this with a 2.5 year old and he loved the view at the top and the lookout tower.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick hike. I didnt do the full loop and just did the Ledges Trail. Was very very buggy. The entire time.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a quick hike but a little steep at parts. We took the orange trail up and the green trail for a quicker trip back down, both marked well. Try to ignore the flys in the parking lot because it does get better as you hike. View at the top was great!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike. Pleasantly surprised by the view at the top.

3 months ago

If you lost your cell phone on 4/13, we found it and left it by the payment kiosk

3 months ago

nice views of the presidential range and the lake. well marked fun hike. It states 1315 feet when at the tower but all trails states different. snow on the ground and snowing off and on.

hiking
4 months ago

Great mountain to hike! All different kinds of terrain. Summit is awesome and plenty of room to stretch out and have a snack!

hiking
8 months ago

Well worth the jaunt up this mountain and taking in the mountain ranges on top of the unique fire tower on the summit. I took the nature trail up and scout trail down. Keep your eyes peeled for the orange markings...in a couple of places it was difficult to discern where the scout trail was....recently a Cedar fell over from the wind storm about a 1/5 of the way down, blocking the trail and markings ahead. No biggie, nust something to be aware of. Enjoyable nature stroll.

8 months ago

Love hiking Douglas! Usually go once a month

hiking
9 months ago

Fairly easy hike. We went up the eagle scout trail. Watch out for the hornets nest on the side of the fort at the top though.

9 months ago

Always a fun and scenic hike.

9 months ago

Quick, rigorous in places, and sweet payoff. Rocked it with my girls. Tower at summit was very popular.

9 months ago

Good little trail... would deff. rate this as easy. The blazes should also be marked better for the different trails.

10 months ago

Hiked with a group of colleagues from India last week. Very short hike for extraordinary views! The kids, parents, and dog all had a great time.

10 months ago

Great for kids. Nice payoff at summit.

hiking
10 months ago

Great little hike with kids. My 8 and 6 year old girls had a great time. Nice little bit of scrambling and awesome payoff at the end. Did the quick way up and the snowmobile trail down. Lots of great features on the descent as well.

hiking
11 months ago

Enjoyed this hike. Gorgeous day - mid 70's in mid August. Bugs were not bad as there was a breeze at the top but did use bug spray on the way up. Took the Eagle Scout Trail up and it is steep most of the way with lots of tree roots and stones in parts. At a critical point when this trail hits the Nature Loop, it is confusing. We were looking for the Ledge (with view) marked on the map and could not find it. Did get to the summit, and it is a beautiful view from the stone tower. The short yellow Ledges trail is up some very steep rock that would be very slick if wet. We took that down to the road and walked back to the parking lot. Wish there had been maps at the station (they were out). But overall a great few hours to spend hiking in on natural wooded trails with a treat at the top.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Foggy day, but wanted to fit it in before the end of the vacation. As such, we missed the view from the top. But the journey was fun! Kids loved the tower! We took the Woods trail up and Ledges trail down. Very doable for a senior, two adults, and two kids (2 and 4 y/o). After rain, be careful on the rocks.

Done the eagle scout and loop trail to the top and down the main path . kids loved it

hiking
11 months ago

I'd rate this as an easy hike. Would be great for kiddos and was very easy for our doggie as well. For the short hike it was, it had amazing views! Would def recommend this to all ages and abilities.

11 months ago

This made for a nice morning hike. The trail itself didn't blow me away but it was pretty and peaceful. I did not find the trail itself very difficult. We took a group of 14 kids up (ranging in ages 3-16) and all of them got to the lookout up top.

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