Mount Megunticook Trail

MODERATE 65 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1381 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.

4 days ago

One of my favorites.

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1 month 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.

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2 months ago

Great day. Great hike!

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3 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.

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3 months ago

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

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5 months ago

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.....

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6 months 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.