Hedgehog Mountain Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Hedgehog Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Freeport, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

Mountain is really a hill, but looks like a lot of trails. More than 5 miles worth

5 days ago

Good little hike. The summit is only 1/2 from parking area, but there is s good network of trails linked into this area. We hiked for about an hour and didn't have to re trace our path much. Very good signage of trails. Well maintained. Quite and peaceful. We brought Harvey (dog) and Charlie (10 month old son) and both loved it.

I'd prefer this hike over Bradbury most days: much less people, easier to park, no fee. The "view" from hedgehog is less than Bradbury, but the total experience is more peaceful.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great fun with our four legged buddies. Really only passed one person so this truly is lightly travelled. Great weather played a role. These trails look like they could be messy right after a rain event or really early spring.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

5 months ago

walking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful wooded walk. The colors of autumn, the sunlight filtering through the leaves, and the wide trails were wonderful. There was quite a bit of traffic noise, but overall one of my favorites so far!

hiking
11 months ago

This little trail system was short and sweet. There is a nice surprise lookout on one end of the loop. I sat and enjoyed the view while a woodpecker foraged. Beautiful green glow through the leaves in the late morning sun of summertime.

hiking
11 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

Great little surprise near Freeport. Not that strenuous as a hike, but a great place to get out for a good regular woods walk or well kept enough for trail running. Some nice deep ravine views and a good little summit payoff view. Several well marked and maintained trails to choose from and combine for various distance/effort levels. Just across 295 from downtown and has some background noise, but visually feels miles away.
As another reviewer said, road off SR126 is marked as "Hedgehog Mountain Road", not Landfill Road.

geocaching
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I love this spot for taking my dog on a nice hike. I have returned here just for him. A few geocaches here too.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

It was ok. Did the loop twice. Def not 2.8 miles in the 1time loop. No good summit views, but still a fun hike. Map originally took us to dessert of Maine bee tee-entered address to just read hedgehog mountain road

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

More like a walk than a hike. Also the trails don't match the map on this website. Very pretty walk though.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Beautiful dappled light woodsy setting. The trails are well marked and suitable for beginners, children and certainly dogs.

Friday, March 18, 2016

did the trail in the rain, was a lot of fun. great time, nice area.