Mount Battie / Mount Megunticook Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Mount Battie / Mount Megunticook Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Camden, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
623 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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Directions from Camden, ME: Travel from US 1 to SR 52 northwest. Turn right onto Megunticook Street and follow to the end where you will find a small parking lot. Trail begins there. $4.50/adult park admission fee.

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4 months ago

Nice enough trail. We paid the $4/person and started at the state park trailhead. Parts of the trail follow the road, which crosses it at least twice. The view of Camden is worth it alone. But the top is also accessible by car, hence the road. So it was fairly busy on the late-July day we went. It is subjective, but we found the Mt Battie portion of the hike only moderate at most in terms of difficultly.

On the way back, we cut over to the the Mt Megunticook Ocean Lookout trail and looped back to the parking area. It was a little more difficult, less people and a nice view (same view at the top as Mt Battie, but higher, a little further away and no accessibility via car).

Both legs of the hike were nice and would do them again, but I definitely enjoyed the Megunticook Ocean Lookout trail best of the two.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nice hike through oak forest, lots of leaves on the trail in November, quiet on the trek this time of year until you reach summit where an auto road brings many more people. The tower was cordoned off but it looks as if there is upgrading to the almost 100 year old structure is pending. I'll climb (or drive!) again to check it's status!
Perfect day for a hike! 2 hours up and back to lower parking lot near check in. Note: you can drive up to trail head if desired

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Nice hike with a great view. Bringing a little water will be helpful.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Steep, short, gorgeous views

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Great family trails!

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Popular hike. Cannot beat the views of the sea and picturesque town and harbor from above. A "must do" if you are in town for a day or longer.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Excellent mix of forest, open granite and expansive views that is easily accessible. $4.50/adult park admission fee.