Stevens Brook Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Stevens Brook Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bridgton, 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
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

historic site

The Stevens Brook Trail is a two-mile path between Highland Lake and Long Lake in Bridgton, Maine. The trail follows the Stevens Brook as it meanders through downtown Bridgton past scenic and historic natural areas. The Stevens Brook Trail offers easy to moderate terrain. Hiking boots or sneakers are recommended for most trail sections. Poison ivy grows in a few trail areas, so long pants are also recommended. Because this is a river trail, sections may be flooded when water levels in the Stevens Brook are high, so plan accordingly.

walking
1 month ago

As I live by this trail I am saddened that there has not been up keep to it. Over the years it is not marked very well and has over grown in many areas. If you don’t know the trail it can be very disappointing. Plus the map here does not even show the whole trail. The real trail head is at Highland lake and comes through town, beside the movie theater, and yes it gets to behind the gas station. But again some signs are missing and trails are not being kept up.

walking
1 month ago

We took 5 kids here and we were unpleasantly surprised. The start of the trail is located behind a gas station. The trail begins very overgrown and if there was not a sign indicating that it was the Stevens Brook trail we probably would have left. There were a few make shift homes on the side of the trail, they appeared to be current residences to someone. As we walked the smell of the water continued to increase, it was very unpleasant. We continued to the end of the trail and not much changed the path was extremely overgrown in many areas and the area itself was not inviting. There were homes on the other side of the brook and trash littered all behind them on the brook side as well. It was a short walk, which was a positive to the entire adventure.

hiking
1 month ago

Start of trail is no longer accurately marked. There are very few trail markers along the way that are in useful places. The creek is lovely.

7 months ago

This could be a great trail, but it needs work trimming branches to clear the path and better signage in several places.

Thank you so much for clarifying Capt, however my second attempt with a friend of mine was just as disappointing as the first. We started the trail behind Big Apple as advised, we walked through some wooded areas out to a clearing and eventually the trail ended at a road. We assumed we would cross the street and find that the path continued next to the brook. No such luck and no visible trail to follow but lots of poison ivy! I think this trail must great for people who know it well but it is not for first timers or people not from the area.

10 months ago

The trail starts just right of the Big Apple store (next to the Black Horse Tavern). Not well marked but once you get to the back of the Big Apple parking lot you should see the trail.

10 months ago

The GPS brought us to a bridge next to a Rite Aide we entered where the GPS indicated and there was no visible trail just an abandoned parking lot. Maybe someone could elaborate on where to find the trail?

hiking
10 months ago

This is an easy walk through time when Bridgton was a thriving mill town. There are several remnants of days gone by so travel slowly or you will miss some of its wonders. Pick up a trail map at the LEA office or at the entrance to Pondicherry Park behind the local theater. Please be on the lookout for poison ivy as there are several patches but the trail through them is fairly clear. The trail marks are in need of some new paint and currently, they blend into the trees that they are on.

hiking
10 months ago