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Sawyer Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Limington, Maine that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 823 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

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nature trips

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bird watching

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river

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The Sawyer Mountain Highlands are located about 30 miles west of Portland, Maine. With some peaks over 1,000 feet, these are the highest elevations in Maine south of the Saco River and comprise a large block of undeveloped land. The Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. preserves about 1,400 acres. The property offers good views from the summit of Sawyer Mountain and gives access to other summits, small gorges, brooks, cascades, ponds, and wetlands. As historical points of interest it includes Estes Cemetery and the old Sawyer and Ebenezer Walker homesteads of which only the foundations remain. Moose, deer, beaver, mink, and raccoon frequent the area. The land is open for hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling on existing trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Both on-trail and off-trail exploration of the area is encouraged. Whenever traveling off-trail (and even on-trail), be sure to bring a compass and a good map and know how to use them. Trail maps are usually available at both the western trailhead in Limerick and the eastern access in Limington. In addition to these official trailheads, visitors may also park along Shaving Hill Road in order to access the property from the south.

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10 days ago

There is more to the Sawyer Mountain Trail than was described in Trail listing here on app. Today, I enjoyed High Pasture & John Douglas Mountain and will return another day to complete. Awesome there are people that donate their land so we can visit.

hiking
19 days ago

Came up via Smith Trail, nice family hike open trail well marked!!. Great little hike...

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rocky
20 days ago

Good interval hike. Not that much of a scenic view. Just saying.

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rocky
20 days ago

Dog friendly, overgrown views and a steep incline for forever

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rocky
21 days ago

Trails could be better marked. Someone that doesn’t hike often could get confused or lost by mistake. Trail was pretty rocky for the last mile. Views were okay. What I really enjoyed were the historic landmarks along the way.

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rocky
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! There is one incline that may take the wind out of you without you expecting it due to the steepness. Great place to reconnect with nature and yourself though!

hiking
1 month ago

This was the first time I took a chance to explore other trail systems. High Pasture is really cool. Great trail conditions.

recorded Sawyer Mountain Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Bugs not too bad today but bring sprays

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muddy
1 month ago

B U G S P R A Y!!! L O T S O F I T Could not even stop to catch my breath for a single second because the bugs were so persistent. A little muddy but not too bad, well marked.

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rocky
1 month ago

A decent trail but effectively an old logging road/seasonal creek bed. Not too buggy for May. Muddy in places.

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bugs
1 month ago

20 ticks before the summit, but still a beautiful hike. Permethrin treated clothes helped.

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rocky
1 month ago

Excellent trail.!!! well marked. Some places can be a bit rocky.

hiking
1 month ago

A well maintained hike. However.. Owners with dogs, please clean up after them! And hikers who smoke, please don’t leave your cigarette butts. Seeing this was disappointing. Otherwise, nice hike with the kiddos!

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rocky
1 month ago

Went there this past Sunday. It was hard because of the way there you walk up a rocky and muddy stream and the nice day meant bugs annoying us at every turn. If you want to do this hike follow the trail to the left on the way there because the way back had much more pleasant conditions. My dog loved the water though, and the views were beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with the dog — easy to moderate in difficulty. Nice little view at the top!

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muddy
1 month ago

There are SO MANY BUGS. BRING BUG SPRAY! I think I would have enjoyed this hike a lot more if we had brought bug spray. The traill itself was well kept and dog and child friendly. There's lots of creepy little burial sites scattered throughout, which I thought was pretty neat.

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rocky
2 months ago

Great hike! Bring bug spray. A lot of gnats from start to finish. Found first geocache in my hiking experiences.

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2 months ago

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