Littlejohn Island Loop Trail

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Littlejohn Preserve

Littlejohn Island Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yarmouth, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 62 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

Only 4 parking spots are available to hikers. Trailhead is past the stone entrance that says Littlejohn shores and Private Way. Just walk down the dirt road a ways and you'll see it.

hiking
4 days ago

Great short, easy walk. Trail in good condition. Great views. No problem with parking today. Well taken care of. Thanks for providing the opportunity to use it.

Wonderfully maintained trail with beautiful views but very VERY little legal parking

hiking
1 month ago

Such a great place by the Ocean !

hiking
1 month ago

Very beautiful easy hike! However parking is not good. It only allows four parking spots. We had to wait 40 minutes for a parking spot with a tow truck sitting right there ready to tow anybody that parks on the side of the road. I think I saw 20 cars have to turn around.It was worth the wait but this will probably be the last time I go since I’m driving 45 minutes away.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a lovely, easy loop walk along the coast. However, I gave it only 3 stars because of the parking/private way situation which left a bad taste in my mouth. It felt like a 'compromise' with the residents who would have liked to privatize it completely. There are only 4 spots in a very tight parking area, and then you need to walk about 0.3 miles on a private way to the actual trailhead. A resident whizzed by us in their luxury SUV on the private way as we made our way to the trailhead. When we'd finished the loop and were feeling 'done' (at least, the 5 year old was), it was a bummer to have that 0.3 mile walk along a boring road again. Overall, it's a nice trail but nothing extraordinary compared to other trails with better parking.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a ridiculously easy hike. Very flat, wide open trails, and beautiful scenery. It does get a little windy from time to time as your jutting out into the ocean. This would be an ideal hike for families with very young children as the loop is so short.

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blowdown
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great views, great to let the dogs run.

recorded Littlejohn Island Loop Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Great views of the water. Quiet and peaceful. It can be difficult to find parking since there’s only 4 available spots but awesome place to hike for an easy walk with access to the water.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views. Easy walk. Only 4 parking spots. Trailhead is pass the stone entrance that says Littlejohn shores and Private way. Just walk down the dirt road a ways and you'll see it.

hiking
10 months ago

Got lucky with the parking & brought a nice little picnic dinner for ourselves on the walk. Benches in spots with water views & the dog, baby & hubby all enjoyed the time outdoors together. Amazingly maintained trail with gorgeous boardwalks too!

hiking
10 months ago

very little parking but a beautiful, relaxing trail. great for my 3 year old daughter.

hiking
Sun May 05 2019

Only four parking spaces are available, and then a short walk down a road marked “Private Way” brings you to the trailhead. Trail is kept incredibly clean and easy to follow. Benches are available along the path as well. Very pretty coastal views and areas where one could carefully climb down and enjoy the occasional sandy spot along the ocean. Great trail to relax and unwind-even have a picnic.

Tue Nov 13 2018

Beautiful walk. I was a little confused finding the trail.. you have to pass through “private way” to get to it. So glad I asked someone where the trail was, totally worth it!

hiking
Wed Nov 07 2018

Easy hike, perfect for the dogs too! It was gorgeous fall when I went and it was perfect. We were the only ones there.

walking
Tue Aug 14 2018

Beautiful, easy trail. Limited parking. :(

Wed Jul 25 2018

Beautiful if you can find a spot to park.

hiking
Sat Jun 16 2018

As another reviewer said, there are only 4 parking spots, and you are not allowed to park along the shoulder, so a backup plan is a good idea. The parking lot is actually 500 yards or so from the trail head, so just walk straight ahead down the dirt road and you’ll see it on the right hand side. The trail is very easy to traverse, and well-kept, and there are a couple of nice little lookout spots. But it’s a long drive for a short walk, and I’m glad we did it on the way home from Harpswell Cliffs.

Mon May 28 2018

Great, quiet place. Only 4 parking spots. So have a backup plan if parking is full.

Sat May 12 2018

My new favorite place!

Thu Jun 22 2017

Loved this trek - great for my 8 year old dog!

Mon Jun 05 2017

Super beautiful trail!

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Sat Jun 03 2017

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Tue Nov 15 2016

Daytime visitors are welcome to walk the 1.3 mile loop trail along the road then hugging the coast. The trail is largely dry and well maintained, but contains many split log or parallel plank bridges which require balance and shoes with traction. Trails are not suitable for baby carriages. Along the trail, you will find numerous scenic viewpoints, tide pools and ledges, and a picnic area.

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