Sebago to the Sea Trail: Section 1

easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(69)
Sebago to the Sea Trail

Sebago to the Sea Trail: Section 1 is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Standish, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 111 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

bird watching

forest

lake

views

From the alternative parking lot on ME-35: Follow the unimproved trail west to the unpaved Pond Road and the Sebago to the Sea Trail. Turn right and follow the Sebago to the Sea Trail over the unpaved ground to the lakeshore.

Sebago to the Sea Trail -Sec 1 is 10 klicks out & back on foot via Pond Road to beach on Sebago Lake. I’ll enjoy pedaling next visit as it’s part trail, 1 mile paved & 1 mile Timber road to the highlight! There were four (4) cemeteries of deceased 200+ yrs passed! Trees on this route are huge!

Sebago to the Sea Trail: nice & easy. Didn’t realize in Sections oops- only part of Section 2. Good reason to come back to complete Section 1 & view the lake!

hiking
4 days ago

The Revolutionary era cemetery and great view of Sebago and the Presidentials make this a 3 star hike. The standing water, chain link fence and clear cutting would otherwise give it 2 stars in my book.

hiking
bugs
muddy
24 days ago

The trail had about 30% muddy areas. People have made ways around the mud but I would recommend wearing hiking boots. Most of the trail is kind of dreary, not much to look at. Once you get to the end of the trail the trees start turning green and then you come out to a small beach area with a pretty view.

hiking
24 days ago

Easy. Good for kids or dogs. Few muddy spots but that's expected. Busy already, no one has anything else to do right now. Large trail though so plenty of room. Nice little beach at the end.

Somewhat disappointed in this outing, 90% of the trail appears to be a logging trail, with pretty much only the devastation of clearcutting visible. There was a small stand of evergreens at the beginning of the trail with the happy sounds of newly hatched baby birds, and the last couple hundred yds of the trail were untouched as you would expect, and led to a beautiful lake shore setting . If not for the baby birds in the lake shore setting this trail would be a one star.

walking
1 month ago

muddy in places, mostly there are good walk-arounds. nice, wide tail (in most sections) that's helpful for social distancing.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

I saw some negative reviews but I thought this was fun. Definitely some low/mud spots, but with good shoes and careful steps it was no problem. And I had a 5 and 9 year old with me. Varied terrain and a great finish at Big Sebago with Mt Washington overlooking it all.

hiking
flooded
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Poor trail conditions from the Rt 35 parking area in. A mix of snow, mud, standing water, and ruts from logging trucks. On the plus side there's a nice view of the lake at the end and permits are waived due to COVID-19.

walking
icy
muddy
2 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Stopped by on a whim (November 16) and saw two orange-clad hunters emerging from the trailhead so turned around. Had I stopped for the required permit I’m sure I would have been warned. Plan to return when not hunting season and surely give it more stars.

hiking
bugs
muddy
9 months ago

Love taking a backpack cooler down to the beach to picnic after a hike on this gorgeous trail!

hiking
bugs
muddy
10 months ago

pretty muddy trail. Theres numerous logging roads that have blue marks on the trees making the trail a bit confusing to follow but if you keep your trail map up you'll be fine. Tons of dear flies but the lake at the end is beautiful

hiking
11 months ago

a LOT of mosquitos but a nice trail - bugs improved as the temp made it over 80.

paddle sports
Sun Aug 19 2018

Great trail with easy parking. We're local, so we took our boat over this time. This is the last section of east shore to swim before the water district. Amazing place!

Sat Jul 14 2018

Easy without much excitement - beautiful view at the end though

Sun Jun 17 2018

This trail was quick and easy with a 2 year old on my back. The beginning is a little confusing with the bulldozer trails that are criss crossing right now. Once you’re past the first 1/4 mile it’s marked well and easy to meander through. The beach at the end is beautiful. Make sure to bring a towel!

hiking
Fri May 18 2018

This was a fun hike for my wife, my dog, and I! The trail was kinda confusing at first, but we figured it out. And there was lots of bug activity due to some stagnant water at the beginning of the trail, but applying bug spray kept them off. But what was spectacular about this hike was Sebago Lake at the end of the hike! The beach was perfect for all of us to swim in and the water was very clear! I would imagine this hike gets moe popular in summer, but we were the only ones there so it was perfect!

hiking
2 days ago

Showing results 1 - 23 of 69