Mount Megunticook Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews
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Mount Megunticook Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Camden, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

2.9 miles
1,381 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


The moderate to strenuous Mount Megunticook Trail provides the most direct route to Camden State Park's best views, gaining nearly 1,000 vertical feet. From ledges at Ocean Lookout you can see the summit of Mount Battie, the town of Camden, and Penobscot Bay from Acadia to Monhegan Island, including Vinalhaven, Isleboro, Deer Isle and Acadia. On a clear day, you can see Mount Washington far off to the west.

1 month ago

This trail does have lots of uphill walking. The view from the top is beautiful and worth the work!

1 month ago

Excellent trail! Be prepared for a vigorous climb. The view is spectacular.

1 month ago

Good beginner trail. The view from Ocean Overlook is nice, but from the actual summit there is no view. It took 2.5 hours to the summit and back.

1 month ago

Good hike overall although some areas need to be marked better with the blue dots, especially along the Jack Williams trail.

If you plan on looping from maiden's cliff(scenic trail)to megunticook summit (along ridge trail), ocean lookout, Jack Williams-bring extra water and food as it can take awhile.

Good luck, and happy trails!

1 month ago

Good easy hike, actual summit is disappointing if your expecting a view. The view is only from the lookout, which is very nice! Still early in the season, some mud.

1 month ago

Great day of hiking! Moderate with some less moderate parts.

2 months ago

Fairly easy hike. Great views at the top.

2 months ago

We did this hike along with mount Battie and I would just advise that the "summit" has no views so be prepared, there is a view almost to the top that is breathtaking but once you reach the end, it's just a sign with the elevation on it. Highly recommend mount Battie to do with this hike.

2 months ago

Slightly challenging. Beautiful views at the top!

8 months ago

One of my favorites.

9 months ago

There was only one trail sign to Mount Megunticook and that was at the beginning. We thougth we were on the wrong trail because when we followed it we were no where near the All Trails location. Turned back to check signs and there was no mention of Mount Megunticook at the last signage. We continued on and the summit is actually the X with an elevation of 1312. There is no view but if you go about another half mile there is a gorgeous lookout over the harbor. Trail was mostly in the woods with a few outlooks.

10 months ago

Great day. Great hike!

11 months ago

The effort to views ratio is quite favorable here.
Somewhat crowded on the trail itself, but there are so many exposed ledges up top that you're sure to find a place of your own to relax and enjoy the views.

11 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous. But I wouldn't have rated it easy. Easy to moderate. Couple of really steep spots but gorgeous!!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Great hike! Walked there from the campground where I was staying. Definitely more of a moderate hike; there were some very steep sections. The only thing that I would caution people about is that *all* of the trails are marked with a blue blaze. Due to that, I wound up taking the wrong trail down, and had to hike it back on the road for about a mile, which was frustrating. But besides that, the views are gorgeous! And the hike itself is great. Good luck finding the right trail back.....

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Just went camping with my dog. Decided to spend the day hiking. We hiked from the campground up ocean lookout. Continued on to maiden cliff, did a loop and continues back via jack Williams trail. Down through Adams lookout and back to the camp ground. Great day. Met a lot of dogs and people. The jack Williams trail was nice. No people and forested. Easy hike all around.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Nice hike up. There was fog when we got to the lookouts, but it was still a fun hike. I'd rate this more at moderate than easy since some of the climbs are fairly steep and there was some slippery rock manuvering.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gorgeous trail. Very rocky and almost lost the blue markers on the way down. Not sure why this is rated easy...I'd put it as a moderate skill level. Def got the heart rate up and I was a little banged up not using poles on the way down. Lots of beautiful streams and great views of lake and ocean if you do the full trail.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Perfect length hike in my opinion! Not too hard but definitely makes you sweat. Beautiful view.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Excellent hike for most abilities, nice steady incline. Well marked. Some hikers looking for bigger challenge use this to trail run. Amazing views. Well travelled.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Not many wildflowers. Not sure where that hiker wondered, but nice fern covered, mature forests.

Friday, August 26, 2016

great hike!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Great hike with amazing views overlooking the ocean and town of Camden. Rocky portions of the trail with some level switch backs up the descent. I recommend hiking poles if you are a beginner hiker.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Little steep but the payoff is well worth it

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Great hike with amaing views to Megunticook Lake and the Maine coast

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

great views

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Great view

Friday, June 03, 2016

such a nice hike. all of Camden hills is awesome. we cut off trail and found so much cool stuff. we brought my 14 year old niece and she loved it.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Very icy but with the right equipment it should be no problem... Met some great people

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