Sears Island Tower Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Searsport, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.3 miElevation gain305 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsPaddle sportsWalkingBird watchingBeachDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsRocky
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Getting There

Hunting is allowed in this area, it is recommended that you wear orange during hunting season.

Park on the bridge

From Rte.1 North & East of Downtown Searsport Turn onto Sears Island Road and continue on it across the causeway to the gate. Park on the causeway but please note the parking restrictions close to the gate.

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Juanita Mullen
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The trails was easy to walk on to me. Since the warm weather, there is a lot of snow, slush, and mud . There are some slick spots and walking on the edges is clear enough to avoid them. I do advise boots over tennis shoes at this time.  I enjoy the woody and roots pathways as I do love this kind of hike into the woods.

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Niken O'Rourke
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Hiking

Good for a long walk into the woods the scenery not so much unless you take blue trail along the way...

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Jenny Galusha
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Laurie Pendleton
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Hiking

It's an interesting walk out but all you see when you get out there is a cell phone tower and you can't get out to views of the water from here. There's a beautiful little beach if you take the trail off to the left before getting to the tower.

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Caeli Shadis
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HikingGreat!

love this place but took a few visits to discover the best trails, the ones not on the AllTrails map! Fantastic hike today on trails on the ridge & forest that ring the island, cool little Monarch meadow, old sunken foundations, lots to explore & my pups were in heaven blasting around forest, beach and field. Hunting is allowed here so beware & style up in your blaze orange!

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Nate Ledwith
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Hiking

Was alright, cleared and marked well.

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Diane Guerette
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Jarad Huffman
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Brenda Bee
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Stephanie Seymore
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Hiking

A pretty little walk. Don’t follow the paved road but take the dirt path the the left and then near the end stay left on the blue trail to a pretty beach.

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hong-lin chen
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Samantha Robinson
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WalkingGreat!

it's a cell tower so don't expect a viewing area. nice trail and well maintained like the rest of searsport island. friendly dogs are allowed to be off leash. pretty flat so if you want a leisure nature walk, this is it.

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Anita Smith
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Walking

I missed the turn to the tower trail and followed the paved and then dirt road until I discovered it didn’t really go anywhere. Backtracked to tower trail and followed that through nice woods. No real views on this trail, but easy to walk. Should have read that the tower is a CELL tower. Backtracked and did blue trail to ocean view. Short and sweet. Back to tower trail/road and then to farmstead trail. Nice, quiet walk but nothing spectacular. Got stuck on island causeway an extra 45 minutes waiting for train that blocks the access road. Lends new meaning to being in the “wrong side of the tracks” ;-) A nice 7 mile trek but I probably won’t do it again.

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Emily Seymour
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Hiking

Flat land, beautiful views and bunch of wild life!

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Suzanne Brigham
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HikingGreat!

There are more trails available on Sears Island that are more interesting than this main swath through the center of the island. (Although this would be a great choice on a bike.) You can actually walk around the beach around the island at low tide and there are some smaller trails branching off the tower trail into the woods and to the beach. Explore!

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Tatiana Sanders
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what a great walk.

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Samantha Blanchard
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Tower is a cell tower. Id suggest walking the beach at low tide.

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Amanda Louk
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Great trail. Loved it

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Christine Tanguay
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My bad, I missed the trail and thought the road would go to the tip... wrong! We then walked the shore for about 83 miles to find an access trail. The shore was nice but got monotonous fast. The same could be said for the main trail. It was an okay walk, but I don't see myself returning.

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Laura S
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Hiking

The tower trail itself is an easy-ish walk up to a cell tower. Not really much to see there. The side trails are lovely though. We misread the trail and thought the tower trail ended at the beach so we took the blue trail to the beach and went over the rocks around the point. When we realized there was no connector, we opted to bushwhack ourselves from the beach up to the cell tower. (Thankful for excellent cell service and google maps :D ) Still, would go again and focus more on the side trails. We (me and husband and two kid 7 and 11) were pooped from the rocks and just took the tower road all the way. Lots of cool plants along then way, too!

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Steve Isaac
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if you are going to go here, hike the parameter of the island. totally worth. otherwise it was not the greatest and the "tower" is a cellphone tower. don't bother with it.

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Fran Schwanck
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Hiking

Great trail, nice views.

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Sarah Cole
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Great hike for everyone to enjoy

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Sarah Cole
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Hiking

Great walk. Very well maintained and the ending is amazing

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Vanessa Veiock
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Nice stop to stretch the legs at sunset on the way to Acadia. Not worth going out of your way for, but nice if you’re passing through and need some exercise.

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Daniel Leaverton
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Running

Pretty short side trail in the trees to start but mostly a very quiet fire road down the middle without a view at the end. Peaceful. Wish for a view at the end.

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