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Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phippsburg, Maine that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 433 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Easy hike with a great view from the mountain and a great walk along the beach. Beach is unspoiled. There are private properties along this trail, so be careful to stay on path.

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Bryce Schmidt
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Meg Rooney
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Hiking

What time does parking open?

Don Kamin
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Hiking

From a hiking perspective, this is a nice 2 mile walk (on a wide, mostly dirt) road to a nice beach. Some were carrying towels and beach chairs... The first time we tried this we arrived at 10:30 am- and the parking lot was full (there is no overflow parking available). We tried again and arrived at 8:30. We got in, but there we very few spaces left.

Elianna Maniatakos
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WalkingBugs

This beach is beautiful! One of the prettiest ones I’ve seen in Maine. The walk is about 2 miles. It’s pretty easy. I just had flip flops on and I was fine. But be warned: I’ve never bern bitten so much before. The bugs were insane, even with drowning myself with bug spray. But, the beach was worth it. Truly a hidden gem. It’s very big, and not that many people know about it so there were barely any people there. There’s no umbrellas allowed so don’t plan on bringing that with you.

Christy Tiare
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A beautiful and easy walk. Parking lot fills up quickly but if you get there early enough youll have the whole massive beach to yourself. amazing! BUT.......bring bug spray. not just your average cvs bug spray, im talking DEEP WOODS status. I am covered in more bug bites ive ever had and there were people even running the trail at points in an effort to escape the mozzies.

Gabriel Guedelha
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The trail is easy, the beach is really beautiful. One of the prettiest beach in maine I’d say. The view on the mountain is really awesome BUT the whole thing was not enjoyable at all because of bug. It was bad. Really bad. Specially with kids. I’d say cover up but the green flies were biting over our clothes. And we had plenty of bug spray. I will try again by fall or late summer but layered up for sure.

Jason Post
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Megan Norris
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Jennifer Arel
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Sandra L
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Sarah Feeney
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Hiking

This trail was okay. It’s very wide which is great for socializing but it’s mostly a dirt road that ends at the beach. If you are in the area it’s a nice little hike but I wouldn’t drive solely to do this hike.

Travis Landry
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Closed

Parking and trail is closed 5.30.19

Laura Powell
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Hiking

Pretty walk to the beach. Very easy, definitely for all levels or experience and age.

Angela Frost
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Hiking

Is this still closed?

Shannon Guilmet
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4.4.2020 CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Nora Lane
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Hiking

Lots of fun! Paved most of the way which made it a lot easier. Men at entrance were very helpful and kind. The beach and the summit make it feel super rewarding. Definitely will come back.

Danielle Giguere
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Hiking

Good little walking trail for kids! The trail leads directly to the beach, which was gorgeous even on this cold windy day!

Phoebe Parker
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Richard Wheeler
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Anne Kornkven
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Kristi Talbott
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Most of the trail is more of a dirt road rather than a trail, but it went through marshland and woods, so the views were nice. There’s no fee unlike Popham beach, you just have to be willing to walk a couple miles to enjoy the sandy beach. Morse Mountain supplies a surprisingly good view. Watch out for the mosquitoes on this hike though, they can be brutal. There are private properties along this trail too, so be careful to stay on path.

Jake Jacob
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My son #1 and I hiked the Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach trail yesterday, 11/1/19. It was gorgeous. Perfect Fall day, crystal clear blue skies. The trail was a gentle slope to the ‘summit’ where we sat and had a snack and enjoyed the sunshine and view southwest towards the beach and Atlantic. The descent and path to the beach couldn’t have been nicer. We walked the beach both directions as the tide was coming up. Signs back at the parking lot warn hikers of high tide and we could understand why as we walked the cliff-rocks along the beach. Overall 2 hours 4 miles very well worth it.

Christine B.
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Hiking

Easy hike with a great view from the mountain and a great walk along the beach. Beach is unspoiled. The waves were crazy when we were there. Well worth hiking if you are in the area

Jim Zack
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Hiking

Easy hike to Morse Mountain and on to Seawall Beach. Nice views from the cliffs of Morse Mountain and good to walk barefoot on the beach! Beach flies can be annoying though.

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Anthony Asterisk
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Hiking

lots of mosquitos. lots and lots.

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Lori Abbott
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Running

Very easy walk, nice for trail run and or family walk with stroller capability. Def hill to and fro but path makes it seems gentle. The beach at the end of trail is a little piece of paradise, untarnished by parking lots and cars it’s truly amazing.

Andrea Belair
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Hiking

Beautiful, easy trail

Stacey Mitchell
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Hiking

Easy hike to a beautiful beach. Nice overlook spot halfway in. Mosquitos are brutal.

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Lynda Houghtaling
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easy hike overall with a few mosquitos along the way. the beach was beautiful but horse flies were a bit much. should be gone in about a week from what we were told.

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