Pine Grove Preserve

EASY 3 reviews

Pine Grove Preserve is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Falmouth, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

wildlife

Pine Grove Preserve is a grand, 27-acre, mature pine forest with several connecting trails and war monuments. A nature walk with 12 interpretive stations is in the center of the preserve behind the Pine Grove School. Trails vary from grassy paths to narrow paths covered with pine needles. The nature walk is about 0.5 miles long. The boundary trail is about 0.75 miles. Several connecting trails add another 0.5 or 0.75 miles. Natural Features: Three species of pine grow in the Preserve: White, Red and Pitch. Mayflower, Lady Slippers and Clintonia (Bluebead Lily) can also be found within the preserve. Many small mammals - squirrels, skunks, red fox and weasels - also live here. Owls have been known to nest in this preserve.

walking
3 months ago

Well marked trails right off 88 in Falmouth. Very popular place to walk dogs, watch for blow down trees!

hiking
5 months ago

This is a wonderful urban trail system with well-marked trails of green, yellow, red and white markers. Portland Trails has done a great job marking and maintaining the trail (including pointing out what plants are invasive). There are several marked posts containing a number but I have yet to find what these numbers represent. Hopefully, someone will post what they represent. Dogs can run free once they get beyond 300 yards from the parking area.

hiking
4 months ago