Jugtown Forest Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Jugtown Forest Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Casco, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles
150 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


nature trips

off road driving


trail running




wild flowers



Hancock Lumber's 5,000 acre privately owned working forest contains looping trails from 0.1 to 1.4 miles in length. The forest and miles of marked trails are open for responsible public access and enjoyment in accordance with Hancock Lumbers rules and regulations. Jugtown Forest gives you access to a treasured part of Western Maine. This 5,000 acre privately owned working forest encompasses parts of Casco, Naples and Otisfield, and is open for recreation and nature exploration. The aptly-named Crooked River winds its way through our land abundant with healthy pitch pine trees. In winter, it's not uncommon to see dog sledders whisk along tote roads or a family snowmobiling on trails maintained by the Crooked River and Muddy River SnoSeekers Snowmobile Clubs. The warmer seasons bring a greater diversity of recreational uses, from hunting and hiking to horseback riding, blueberry picking and birding and, of course, canoeing and fishing on the river. ATV traffic is permitted from May 15 through Dec 15 on marked trails only.

9 days ago

I really wish the trails were marked better. But it was a nice quiet hike with lots of frogs in the puddles.

cross country skiing
6 months ago

Perfect day for cross country skiing especially on the Game Warden trail. This trail is remote enough to keep the snowmobiles away giving you peace and quiet.

off road driving
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FYI: We have spoken with the local ATV clubs and all agree to postpone the trails opening until 5/19/17 because of trail conditions. Foot traffic and horse traffic is allowed. No Motor vehicles until further notice. Thank You

mountain biking
Monday, September 26, 2016

mountain biking today with the dogs. did a circle trip up the pipeline trail to prohibition trail to birch trail and back to edes falls road. yes, sandy in areas and had to walk the bike but overall doable. no issues with meeting atv's and dirt bikes, you can hear them way before they are near. they are always very courteous and sometimes want to stop and see the dogs. the trails are for everyone to enjoy. just get out there!

Friday, September 02, 2016

not too great. mostly sandy atv trails, with a few trails dedicated to hiking.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

little Sandy but a nice ride

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Trail system maintained by ATV club primarily designed for ATV activities. Would not recommend as a good walking trail. We met 4 ATVs and 1 motorcycle during the hike and had to jump into the nearby brush as they came around a curve. I'm pretty sure they weren't expecting hikers on their trail system. There are better places to hike on flat land.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

took pipeline trail to cedar trail today for a loop back to edes falls rd. mud wasn't too bad! enjoy exploring this area.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Sledded this area years ago (trails are either snowmobile or ATV dedicated), but never walked it - still mostly snow and ice covered but full on mud is right around the corner! Once dried out, I will return and re-explore more trails by foot or bike. Signage is very good. As usual dogs had so much fun.

2 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Friday, October 31, 2014