Rachel Carson Trail

EASY 57 reviews

Rachel Carson Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kennebunk, Maine that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

river

views

wildlife

bugs

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little hike on a lovely April day. I'm sure much prettier later in the spring or fall.

walking
5 months ago

Pleasant walk except for having too many biting insects.

walking
7 months ago

Great easy mile. Dog friendly and very clean!

walking
8 months ago

Very easy trail with some nice views. I went a little before sunset and it was very buggy so I would definitely use bug spray

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful walk, well maintained trail. I'd like to see it in autumn.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice if you like the Ocean,.

10 months ago

Great trail

10 months ago

We come here every time we are in the area. Very quick and easy trail for all ages. (Pretty sure the whole thing is handicapped accessible) Also, good views and we see wildlife every time!

11 months ago

very easy relaxing walk, excellent scenery!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice wooded path. Nice quick miler just to get out.

walking
11 months ago

My dog and I walked this trail yesterday for our first time & we will definitely be back! Absolutely beautiful with amazing views and well maintained I was highly impressed. To see more photos of our trip to this beautiful location go and like the Facebook page Kassie (that's my dogs name) also you will find other dog friendly walks and hikes we have done and places you can take your four legged pal

walking
11 months ago

Nice trail, very very simple, a little boring but overall good

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pretty trail to the ocean

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Very easy nice walk quite a few outlooks over the marsh. Great for strollers and probably wheel chairs.

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Have walked this trail several times. This time we saw a white egret. Very beautiful.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Just a beautiful walking trail. Quiet and peaceful.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Level trail, great for running!

walking
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Easy trail. Have walked it many times, including with small children. Great area for watching marsh birds.

walking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A very pleasant and cozy walk through the sanctuary. Well worth the visit.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Very nice walking trail.

birding
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Very nice trail. No charge to park. Restrooms on site.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Very nice and well kept.

hiking
Thursday, September 04, 2014

This is a very nice short trail that is a real tribute to Rachel Carson's calling our attention to the importance of the salt marsh ecosystem to the health of the ocean.

nature trips
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Very scenic area, had the opportunity to check out the Carson Wildlife Refuge a little bit, lots of kayaking and photography to be done here.

hiking
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A very easy, serene walk.

hiking
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Very nice and easy walk. Great views overlooking the marsh area.

walking
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Casual walk with the family. We had a picnic lunch and saw plenty of wildlife.

walking
Sunday, June 05, 2011

Great easy little walk around the salt marsh, Very flat well maintained trails. Has 9 or 10 decks overlooking with benches to sit and view the spectacular scenery. Dog Friendly (On a Leash).

walking
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Very easy, groomed interpretative nature trail. Good for families with smaller children or for a short stretch of the legs if you're driving in the area.

hiking
5 days ago

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