Pisgah Hill Loop Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Pisgah Hill Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Pownal, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles
242 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




The Pisgah Hill Preserve's trail provides a quiet backcountry escape on the Pownal-New Gloucester town line. The trail is marked by blazing and markers. From the parking lot at the edge of Dougherty Road, proceed 300 feet along the edge of a field to the end of the field. The trail steeply drops to a bridge across a stream, then soon splits to form a loop, either direction heading to the summit of the ridge and old quarries. Please avoid hiking on delicate mosses and lichens and instead use exposed ledges as your footpath. The Pisgah Hill summit and its ridgeline provide scenic views, small old quarries, mixed forests, and beautiful ground cover of lichen and mosses. The Preserve provides habitat for raptors, songbirds, upland game birds, waterfowl, moose, deer, black bear, coyotes, snowshoe hare, fox, weasels, beavers, porcupine, other small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

4 months ago

Great fall day for a hike.

6 months ago


7 months ago

A lovely walk in the woods with some pretty ledges (unfortunately there aren't any views). Gives a little bit of a feeling of being high up on a mountain without needing to climb very far.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Great getaway to this quiet walk in the woods. Ledges abound near the top and the trail is well marked.

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