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Hermit Island Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Phippsburg, Maine

Hermit Island Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phippsburg, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 285 ft Route type Loop
Stroller friendly Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Beach Forest Views Wildlife Private property
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Please note that this trail is available to Hermit Island campers only. See their website here: https://hermitisland.com/

From the parking lot of Hermit Island Campground. Start NW towards the large anchor. Take Lee Side Way. Walk right onto Dune Way and veer left to West Dune Way. Follow West Dune Way to Western Reach on the left. From there its a few steps to Cross Island and that will lead you to Osprey Point.

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Joan Desmond
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Hiking

I have hiked this whole trail many years ago and it is still the best there is. Even though it is not accessible inthe summer camping season, off season you can walk the island freely. There are scenic overlooks everywhere!!

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Kevin Depaola
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This shouldn’t be on AllTrails. It’s a private campground trail where you have to camp there. The people are very unfriendly, and wouldn’t even let us check out the campground to see if we wanted to stay a different night. Stay away. They are obnoxiously rude.

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Jessica Hart
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I camped here last summer to use the trails so I can attest to the unfriendly and unaccommodating nature of this organization. They were trying to make a buck off everything and it was so unpleasant an experience that we left early, after one night. Lots of people crammed into a small space in the summer. We got up with the sun and had a lovely family bike ride before leaving. But we were glad to leave and never return. It is a shame that other humans (and their incessant rules and apparent greed) have taken over this beautiful corner of the earth. Thankfully, there are other equally beautiful spots!

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Anthony Asterisk
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Hiking

Drove all the way here and signs say closed for season and no one is allowed to park. Even when open, there is a $10 fee to park. Huge waste of time and very unfriendly signage threatening to tow vehicles.

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

This is in a campground, and you are not allowed to use the trail unless you pay for a campsite. They also don’t allow you to have visitors at your campsite.

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Ross Momaney
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful easy trek along the coast, absolutely incredible. I enjoyed walking on Head Beach before getting on the trails. This was a quick, easy, and fun trip! Highlights: - plenty of photo opportunities - trails were well maintained/ marked

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Jonathan Hildreth
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Hiking
First to Review

This trail is off Hermit Island Campground. It is a hidden gem in the winter. There are several routes to different spots such as Lagoon Beach, Breakwater Point, And Sand Dune Beach. However, I have found that some of the best views are from Osprey Point (Credit to the gentlemen who gave me a map and informed me of it). Campsites are open during the certain parts of the year. Some of these campsites are literally on the ledge overlooking the ocean to the NW and SW. A bit of a caution to the wise: Watch for slick ice spots on certain parts of the trail. You can watch the lobster-men head back to harbor during certain times of the day and it is fun to watch.

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Charlie Mellon
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Tom Walling
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Brett Joslin
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Jason Rogala
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Kiani Camire
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Cecil Solaguren
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Zeb Pike
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Shelly Merrow
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