Rockland Breakwater Trail

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Rockland Breakwater Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rockland, Maine that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
49 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




4300 ft long, cost $750,000 to build, 18 years to complete, 732,277 tons of granite. Completed Nov. 24, 1899. Located right next to the Samoset Resort.

1 month ago

A lot longer than you think!!

2 months ago

Much longer than it looks from the shore!

4 months ago

Very scenic, my dog had no issues on the walk, found a sea urchin shell. The lighthouse itself was underwhelming but the walk itself was worth it.

11 months ago

Beautiful, scenic, just long enough for a stroll out into the bay

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We parked at the Samoset resort, although there was parking at the road right next to the jetty, and hiked to the end of the Breakwater Light jetty, a 1.5 -mile hike in each direction. A destroyer was anchored just off the lighthouse, which was closed for repairs. The jetty is a granite wall 7/8’s of a mile long, 43' wide at the top, 60' deep, and 125' wide at the base - that's a lot of granite! Worth a stop!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Great walk. Nice dog friend walk. Beautiful views.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Loved this walk but be careful where you step. Cool breezes coming from the North Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful views of the ocean.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Easy walk down and back with beautiful ocean views. It can get really windy out there though!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Ok. 0.9 miles out. Watch each step! Nice walk.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Awesome walk! Plan the tide accordingly or you will end up wet.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A very beautiful walk! It's easy, but not a fast one. You have to constantly watch where you are stepping, as the rocks are not entirely level at all, and there are gaps between them that you could twist an ankle in if you aren't careful. But nice for a family with children.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

This is more of a walk than a hike; dont really need a hydration pack, poles or hiking boots; but, you do need to watch your footing on this wall. :-) This a beautiful out and back walk where you can sit at the lighthouse and enjoy the scenery and the boats passing by. A light jacket is helpful as this can be a very windy walk. If you plan this at low tide you probably wont get splashed!

Friday, February 01, 2013

A must if you are in Rockland. We went on a warm October late afternoon. The huge granite blocks making up this breakwater allow water to pass within the trail itself. Be careful as higher tides come in and cover some of the breakwater at times. Also be aware that sudden "splashes" come seemingly out of nowhere to get you wet. It is further to the lighthouse than it looks from the shore. Overall, a very special place to walk, and one that I will always remember.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

If you are in Rockland, don't miss this one! Excellent short hike across an amazing breakwater built at the end of the 1800's. The bonus is the wonderful light house at the tip. Definitely worth the trip.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nice easy and scenic walk. Great place to watch the sunset.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Scenic walk on breakwater in middle of Rockland Harbor.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Nice little walk out to the middle of Rockland harbor. Granite blocks make up this breakwater; therefore, walking is uneven. Caution should be used. Fishing off of the breakwater is allowed. Historic Lighthouse at end of 2 mile walk. A must see if you are in Rockland for the summer.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Nice Easy walk to Rockland's Lighthouse.

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