Mount Sabattus Trail

EASY 65 reviews

Mount Sabattus Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Center Lovell, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 488 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

From US 302, take Route 5 North to Center Lovell. Take a right onto Sabattus Mountain Road. Head down this road a bit, then take a right onto a dirt Sabattus Trail road. The parking lot and trailhead will be down the road a bit on the right, marked with a big brown hiker sign.

hiking
3 months ago

Great little hike. I recommend going left at the fork as the trail is in better condition for the ascent. Beautiful views for the effort. I sat and ate my breakfast at the top.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

For only 30 minutes of uphill, you will be rewarded with an absolutely breathtaking view. Seriously, I didn’t expect it be so beautiful! Bring your bug spray / layers as the flies are out in force. Trail is well marked and maintained with only a few slick spots. Hiked on a Sunday around 5 and only saw one other car in the parking lot - nice and quiet. TL;DR - The perfect hike if you only have an hour or so, but still want a nature and/or cardio fix.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome/easy trail for a quick stop. out and back in a hour even with stopping and enjoying the views for awhile. Would highly recommend!

hiking
5 months ago

About as good a view as you’ll get for little effort. Left side of the loop trail (looking from the parking lot) is a consistent moderately steep trail till you near the peak. Once there the path passes some outlooks towards the south and west. The White Mountains form a wall to the west with Kezar Lake below them. Good short hike that anyone can do with a great reward on the open ledges. Note: Only downer is a logged clearing just below the ledges that detracts from the overall view, but still very beautiful.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

This was a great loop hike—short enough to not take the whole day, but challenging enough during the initial incline that your heart rate goes up and your sweat starts dripping! FYI, I took the loop to the left, not to the right. The view at the summit is breathtaking. The trick is, once you get there, to keep going past the bench—out and over to the rock ledge veering toward the right. That’s where you get a view of Kezar Lake and Mt. Washington. I brought my 9.5 lb, 11-year-old Boston Terrier with me. It was totally doable for her (albeit slow-going), and I’m sure she’ll sleep like a rock tonight! Easy to get to, easy parking, a generally well-marked trail. Definitely recommend. The one downside: the bugs—namely, the deer flies—are HORRENDOUS! And I coated myself in bug spray before hiking, too. Layer on the heavy duty stuff and be prepared to swat your way up and down the trail!

hiking
6 months ago

Shaking down new gear. Temperatures 82 degrees plus. Easy hike. Lots of far off haze at summit at 10:AM. Some clear cutting at the foot of the ledge. Didn’t bother unpacking my camera gear.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike, with nice views from the top.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

took this hike solo today. i stayed to the right of the loop as another comment suggested there was a few muddy stops near the beginning of the trail but it was easy enough to get around them without stepping in the mud. this trail although only marked with wood signs in a few spots was really easy to follow and had a gradual incline throughout with only a couple of spots being kinda steep but still doable for just about anyone. once you get to the top there is a couple of little trails that go off from the main trail to the lookout spots where the benches are and then the trail starts back up again back behind where themetal bench was. it was kinda foggy (off in the distance) today but the view was still really pretty.

hiking
7 months ago

Don't forget your bug spray. Could not take our time because we were dodging bugs, which made the incline more of a moderate hike. Views at the top were pretty.

A good easy hike. Suggest staying to the right on the loop, was steep but in one spot. Bring plenty of bug spray. Views were worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

It was a good hike but I came here to early for the season so cannot see much green and dry leaves were all over the trail. So be careful hiking. Good to bring your dog and family here because it’s short hike and easy. The view at summit is very nice.

hiking
11 months ago

Highly recommend this trail! My fiancé and I snowshoed up and the trail with our two dogs. It was very well marked. There were a couple of heavy inclines but the views at the top were spectacular. Definitely one of our new favorite hikes. Our dogs did meet a porcupine close to the top- luckily they didn’t get hit with quills but something to be aware of while hiking if you have pets!

hiking
Tue Aug 07 2018

This was a really pretty trail. Well marked trail with flower/plant photos. There are areas that are steep so having a trekking pole is helpful if you tend to have some unsteadiness. Really is for different skill levels. My husband and my 2 teenage boys and 8 year old all made it challenging for themselves.

hiking
Sun Nov 12 2017

We went up Sabbatus mountain on Veteran’s Day. Leaves down and a bit slippery on a few icy spots and with leaves. There is a sheer cliff on top so use care with kids. Dogs should be on a leash at top. Westerly views but trees on summit are growing in.

hiking
Tue Oct 17 2017

best view out of all the easier hikes in the area! it is a nice incline the entire trail but completely doable for beginners if you take your time! the trail can get a little confusing - just make sure to follow yellow marks on trees! happy trails!

hiking
Wed Sep 13 2017

Great hike for kids and people who like a short hike with great reward. The views are really nice and the benches at the top are great. I took the trail to the right after losing the trail when I attempted to hike starting out going left, I had to back track and take the trail to the right.

Mon Sep 11 2017

Great hike for the family!

hiking
Sat Aug 26 2017

Easy, quick hike through the forest with great views from the ledges up top. Great for when you're short on time. Very kid and dog friendly.

hiking
Sat Jun 17 2017

Nice short hike. Great view.

hiking
Tue May 30 2017

Quick but beautiful hike, hiked while rainy, but the view was totally worth it

running
Wed May 10 2017

Great short hike, perfect for trail running. Summit offers gorgeous views.

hiking
Mon Apr 24 2017

Great short little trail with a hell of a view for the effort. Good for hikers of all ages and skill level.

hiking
Sun Apr 16 2017

Hard to beat these views for such an easy hike in a mere hour and a half. Bradbury Mountain in Pownal, Maine, and Monument Hill in Leeds, Maine, are comparably easy and rewarding with views.

hiking
Sat Oct 22 2016

nice little trail with great views. Good one for kids.

hiking
Wed Aug 31 2016

Great view for minimal effort! Perfect for small kids.

hiking
Mon Aug 29 2016

One of the easier ones ..I enjoyed this hike it was very nice

Tue Aug 09 2016

still the best views with the least amount of effort around...the top is s great place to sit, have lunch and enjoy the view. we do this one annually without fail!

hiking
Thu Jul 28 2016

Nice little hike. Gets a little challenging at a few parts but just take your time you'll be fine. The view is worth it.

Tue Jul 26 2016

Solid hike. Great views.

hiking
Sun Jun 19 2016

This was a very nice trail, easy for kids to go along. And the view at the top is great, and there is a couple of benches at the top to sit down and relax.

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