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The Roost Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

The Roost Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bethel, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 921 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Bethel, ME: Travel west on US 2 approximately 9 - 10 miles, turn south onto SR 113. Travel a few miles and look for trailhead just before crossing the Evans Brook Bridge. There are two Evans Brook Bridges. The terminus of this trail comes out by the second bridge.

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rocky
8 months ago

Quick up and down, not the best view. Lots of bugs (to be expected, memorial day weekend, for sure, but just fyi - bring spray. 4yo was able to do it with help.

hiking
8 months ago

If you're looking for a quick grind in Evans Notch, this is the trail I'd recommend! We went out and back from the north trailhead. We shared the viewpoint with one other hiker on Memorial Day weekend.

hiking
Mon Sep 03 2018

SHORT & STEEP GOOD VIEW.

hiking
Sun Sep 02 2018

Short, but challenging- the views are great. My 12 yr old and I loved it- the dogs were in heaven. Definitely felt my heart rate!

hiking
Sat Mar 10 2018

Snowshoeing made a trail in and out. No one had been on it since the storm so it was a little rough breaking trail but good work out and fun group. Very Icy in parts but made it to the top to see a small pretty view. Very windy and snow was blowing off the tree and coming down.

hiking
Sat Sep 24 2016

We parked at the north trialhead. The first half mile was a little steep. 500 feet in a half mile. Fairly well maintained and nothing challenging. We walked back to the car along 113 which was super quick.

Wed Jun 15 2016

Nice trail. Short. Limited view of valley but worth the hike

hiking
Sun Sep 16 2012

Fun, short day hike with children ages 6 & 8. Steep little scurry with somewhat limited views from ledges just West of true summit. Refreshing swim in the Wild River across from the parking area when finished. Recommended family hike!

hiking
Sun Aug 29 2010

parked by evans brook bridge. Trail sign said 0.5 miles. Pretty steep climb thru most of trail. Not very good views at the top, but if you walk down to the lookout ledges below, there are some great views.

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Thu Jul 26 2018

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Sat Jul 22 2017