Ragged Mountain Trail

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Ragged Mountain Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Rockport, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1085 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

The Loop Trail is discontinued now and they do not maintain it … The “quickest” way to get to the tower at the top (actually the trail passes just below it) is via the Route 17 trailhead, and as you will likely find, it isn’t an easy hike once you start climbing. The approaches from Thorndike Brook and Barnestown are easier (i.e. more of a gradual climb), but they result in a long hike to get all the way over to the tower. However, either of those routes is an easier experience than coming up from Route 17.

hiking
4 days ago

Was by far one more f the prettiest hikes in the Camden Hills area. Shady, and lots of birds singing . I’m slow and it did take a couple hours for me to get to the top. And coming back took two hours too. Totally recommend!!

1 month ago

This hike was a great trip! I thought the trail was very well marked, but, it was a pretty steep climb to the top after the first mile or so.

2 months ago

Snowshoed to the summit from the George's Highland trail great hike get out there!

8 months ago

Really pretty views! Well worth the trip! Steep but certainly not too hard.

10 months ago

Very steep but beautiful trail.

10 months ago

easy, maybe slightly moderate.

hiking
11 months ago

A great aggressive climb with many switchbacks that help attain elevation with many scenic outlooks. The "up" worked my legs and lungs however coming down really taxed my 69 year old knees. The whole hike, with a generous 20" break at the summit, took approximately 2 1/4 hours.

11 months ago

One of my new favorites. A great combination of challenges and rewards. Multiple, what I called "pseudo-summits", that give you a variety of views and places to stop for a beautiful lunch. Views of area lakes, mountains, and the nearby ocean.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A few great views. Great hike

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great trail. Several steep spots but it was all worth it

backpacking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Good hike and good markers

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Decided to take the family for a hike. From parking area off rt 17 to radio tower its 5.69 miles round trip. Little wet and slippery on some sections of the trail but great view on top.

hiking
Friday, December 23, 2016

Absolutely amazing views! Love it!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Awesome views at the top.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Great hike, great views. Good challenge for average hiker. Well travelled, well marked.

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

I hiked the Ragged Mountain loop via Camden Snow Bowl. I found it to be an easy hike, starting out wide and clear on snow mobile trails. It slowly narrowed into a small foot path, winding through the forest, into some beautiful meadows and back down around the mountain. Halfway through the hike I wished I hadn't forgot my insect repellent! I would advise something to deter the bugs, a hat or bandana. I also noticed some poison ivy close to the trail, long pants would be a safe bet. The trails are pretty well marked and the info signs are well stocked with free maps. I hiked from blue to orange and back to blue. It was about 6 miles and took me about 2 hours. Overall a really nice walk through the woods :)

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

The trail at the tip was not well marked. Ended up running into the right trial.

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

This is one of the best maintained trails in the area. A lot of the path was cleared of debris, and the blue markers were freshly painted.

The first 1.5 mile is fairly flat before the trail goes right up the mountain. This could give less able hikers a 3 mile loop for about a 1hr woodland walk.

The views from near the top are worth the climb. There are quite a few different picturesque spots that you'll get to before the very top. There were two hawks circling the mountain the whole time I was there.

Note: once you get to the last .2 mile from the top (where it becomes mostly rocks), start paying attention to the environment as the blue markers almost completely disappear, making it hard to find the trail back down if you weren't paying attention.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Hiked to the top of Ragged and made the connection on the other side of the towers to continue on to Bald mountain... Trail is not marked well but found myself intersecting on the right trail...
Made it to the summit of Bald mountain
And back to the truck on rt 17

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Loved hiking this with my very good dog! There were parts that were quite steep but that is what made it a good hike. The views from the top are breath taking.

hiking
Friday, January 01, 2016

Always enjoyable

hiking
Saturday, June 13, 2015

This is a great trail with beautiful views. In the summer, there are always tons of wild blueberries everywhere.

hiking
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Entered using the trailhead off Rt. 17, this one is a little more difficult than the one off Hope St. This trail gets a little steep at times but overall, a trail that can be done if you are in good shape or willing to take some breaks.

Some nice scenic lookouts. If you are coming to Camden, and only have time for one hike make sure you get Maiden Cliff in instead of this one. Can easily do both in one day. I did this one then Maiden Cliff in about 3 hours - was moving along but doable.

hiking
Thursday, March 22, 2012

A very nice multi terrain trail for everyone.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2011

Great Hike

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