Mount Megunticook Trail

EASY 46 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 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
13 days ago

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.

hiking
21 days ago

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.

26 days ago

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.

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27 days ago

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9 months ago

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

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9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

great hike!

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Little steep but the payoff is well worth it

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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10 months ago

great views

11 months ago

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Great view

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016