Sam Ristich Nature Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Yarmouth, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, bird watching, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 200 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



bird watching



The Sam Ristich trail rambles through mature forests, down a deep and peaceful ravine, and along an old rail bed passing ponds, streams, and the conserved woodlands of North Yarmouth. Excellent for walking, birdwatching, trail running, and snowshoeing.

8 months ago

Very buggy, don't forget your bug spray. 2 fairly busy roads to cross, if you bring your furry friends make sure they are under voice control.

Sun Sep 16 2018

Trail isn’t that well maintained. The trail is covered in old leaves, twigs and tree branches. Lots of trees down along the trail that you either have to go over or under. Trail markers make the trail easy to follow

Tue May 15 2018

So much better when there is no snow around. Much more to see including all of the "bog bridges", vernal pools and the ancient quarry.

Sun Jan 29 2017

This is a nice out and back trail with a loop in the middle. Several wet areas exist with boardwalks crossing the majority of them. Not a problem in January when I took this walk. Microspikes were needed as the ground conditions were icy. A lot of trees and limbs down from the recent ice storm.

23 days ago

Sun May 12 2019

Sun Jan 06 2019