Swan Island Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews

Swan Island Loop is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Perkins, 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.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

Please note that you need to take a ferry to get onto and off of the island. Please see ferry schedule in advance. Camping space is limited and requires a reservation.

backpacking
1 month ago

Cute place to go for a simple trip or to test new gear! The island has a few miles of easy trails, would be a great place to bring kids.

hiking
2 months ago

I went here for a spontaneous day of hiking, but was surprised to find that I needed to make reservations for the ferry to cross the river to the island. It was simple enough to make reservations, but I had just missed the first trip across so I had to come back. After getting to the island I found there were pleasant and easy to navigate walking trails. Definitely nothing too steep or strenuous. It’s a lovely walk in the woods. I’m eager to go back and try staying at the campground they have on the island.

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My daughter and I did and overnight on the Island after kayaking out to it. There are 10 lean-to's in a large field with a nice beach along the river. Nesting eagles, deer all over the wooded trail parts. The place is managed by Maine IF&W. PHONE # 207-547-5322. There is a ranger on duty all the time. Great get away.

hiking
3 months ago