Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Maine with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Cool view. With all of the electrical towers on top can be dangerous. Exposed wires. Lots of radiation. Had a major headache and stomach ache from being at the top too long. Would not recommend taking likes or dogs up there.

hiking
snow
6 days ago

The stream has some amazing cascade falls and quite impressive in winter which makes for interesting ice formations. The Chapel is worth the trek. Be sure to where spikes in winter as there is a lot of ice on the rocks along the stream.

Went 2 months ago. Lots of nice winter chanterelles along the trail. Was a bit longer than expected, and a bit steep at some points, but definitely doable

hiking
15 days ago

Stone staircase gets you onto the mountain. trails loop around the crown, passing by the foundation of what was once a fire watch tower (there's a cell phone tower on the mountain now). ascent/descent occasionally steep, often rocky. We hiked it shortly after Christmas, 2018, on a warm day so not much icy, but lots of wetness. A fun, relatively easy 2-hour hike. Nice views, dog-friendly.

Breathtaking moss forests. Love this trail all seasons.

on Mount Percival

hiking
16 days ago

nice easy hike. Had some descent views We did some of the surrounding trails so our hike cam out to be about 5 miles round trip.

Nice trail! Not overly trodden; Short time to get a view, and the views on top (in my opinion), are some of the best in the state!

Great little local hidden gem! Some fun elevation change with cool geological features, a nice little lookout, beautiful scenery, and a really pretty body of water off to your left when you're following the red path. We've passed by this spot for years and are so glad we finally decided to check it out. Will add this into our rotation for local romps!

Trails are super confusing and not marked

A fairly easy fast hike with some great views. I've brought classes of students as young as 1st grade up here!

The falls were amazing. My son enjoyed playing in the water. There were soooo many people though. Some allowed their kids to act badly which toom away from the experience (but it was beautiful).

Great hike. Some parts were muddy and rocks slippery but an awesome scenic overlook and view at the top.

This was our first hike since the heat of summer and with my four year old along for the adventure it was a challenge. We started at the burnt meadow trail head and started up blue but when we got to the fork decided to go yellow to the summit and take blue back down. Taking his naturally tired state and little legs it took us about 5 hours to complete.
Some notes: to be prepared for for the blue trail summit scramble this time of the year, boot spikes and walking boot spikes. Large portions of the trail are iced over this time of year.
If you take our route as you reach the final summit before descending blue trail there is an unmarked trail that goes down the mountain to the left. We took this a pretty decent distance because of the foot traffic on the trail... I'm honestly not sure where it goes to but didn't see yellow or blue markers for a while and went back up to find the blue trail markers.
Proud of my little man for toughing it out over some of the iciest terrain hes ever seen.

Excellent hike with great reward for the moderate effort.

Hiked this on Sunday Dec 16, 2018. The trail was fairly packed but had some iced over spots. I wore micro spikes for the trip up the blue trail named Burnt Meadow Trail. I decided to come down that way as well, since the trail is very well marked. Be sure not to miss the little goat path under the short scrub pine as you go up. It gives you your first real view from a ledge. The parking lot at this time is a packed icy rink. If you don’t have 4x4 or AWD, I wouldn’t go in there. I got stuck. It was a great day with clear views toward Pleasant Mountain and others despite the partially cloudy forecast.
Of note, I saw a beautiful Pileated Woodpecker going from tree to tree and tapping a bit. Thankfully no bears or moose.

Beautiful in December

nice easy trail for dogs...beautiful pond when iced over. would xc ski herr

The trail has a steep section early on but becomes easier as you go. If you keep going past the peak, which keeps you on the southern side of the mountain, you'll find trails that lead to the northern side eventually leading to the larger Bigelow peaks.

Done this twice. Each time in the winter. Very hard but perfect for a day hike. 2:15 up and 1:45 back. Skipped the eyebrow trail each time which is now a regret. Micro spikes were necessary.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Enjoyable with a decent view :) the summit doesn’t have any views, but there is a beautiful view just before it. Steep incline up, but easy terrain. Not enough snow for snowshoes, just wore my spikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked and maintained trail that is right in my back yard. Nice sturdy bridges over the wet areas. Great easy hike for kids and dogs.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Killer winter Hike. Most definitely will be going back to do more hiking there! I highly suggest this hike to anyone looking for a solid day hike with great views at the top!

Enjoy!

Andrew V

I have done this hike in the summer and was my first winter hike! The red blaze trail markings were great and always visible. The trail was covered in places up to knee height and other places nothing over your boot. The rocks under the snow have a thick covering of ice which makes it deceptive. I used crampons coming down. The trail has previous footprints so I didn’t use my snowshoes but probably would not of hurt to of had them on in some spots. The summit was clear but extremely windy and cold so didn’t hang out long. But soon as you get less than 25 feet down no wind. I would recommend putting your layers on right before entering the summit so you don’t have to fumble with it in those high winds. The day however was beautiful out and the trail going down was way easier to do in the snow then in the summer!! No rocks to walk over and if you slip it’s like landing on a cold pillow lol

hiking
2 months ago

Maybe the best views for distance hiked in Maine. It’s fairly steep up but worth every step. 180 degree view of ponds, lakes, mountains and ocean.

2 months ago

This trail is mostly a stroll through the woods but there is a leg that follows the edge of the lake and has nice views. The trail isn’t marked very well and it’s easy to venture off the trail but be careful because there are a couple of boggy areas that will trap you in the muck and make the rest of your hike cold if you get your feet wet.

lovely autumn hike. currently a beaver dam prevents passage via loop, unless you've got waders on, but still a great hike.

Beautiful walk. I was a little confused finding the trail.. you have to pass through “private way” to get to it. So glad I asked someone where the trail was, totally worth it!

Fun trail fairly easy with some steeper hills. Lots of roots and unsteady ground. Beautiful views. Great little ferry homes kids and grown ups created all along the path.

Easy hike, perfect for the dogs too! It was gorgeous fall when I went and it was perfect. We were the only ones there.

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