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.

One of the best hikes in the southern Maine area! It’s steep from the very start but levels out a little bit as you get closer to the peak. I’d call the trail moderate but it was definitely a workout! Beautiful, beautiful views at the top. The abundance of blueberries as we approached the peak was a plus.

Such a fun hike! Has a great rock scramble near the peak. Not a long hike but pretty steep in some parts. Definitely worth the climb.

Very easy walk but a nice one. Great park, great view, only moderately buggy on July 9.

nice for a walk with the kids and dogs. watch out for ticks.

Amazing hike. Did the ledge trail around to the tower. Total of 5 miles. Great family fun hike.

Fun but very slippery if you head to the bottom!!!!

Nice trail. We’ve done it a few times. Some people build fairy houses in this part of Harpswell. There are many fairy houses along the trail. There are some slippery places along the trail at the tops of the cliffs. Be careful near the edges.

Just arrived to the summit which took about an hour. I hike with my dog and we move fast. Started at 630 am and have not seen a single person and it was wonderful. Lots of wildlife and wonderful views while the run was rising. Heading south to Penobscot mt. , Jordan Pond via Jordan Ridge and finally across to Cadillac Mountain. Parked at the Parkman mt. trail head and will bus back there from the nature center.

We hiked up in the rain heading to the north first. The trail is up at a steady incline and then down with little to no level ground. I also found the trail to be a full 3 miles. We will be back to check out the views.

We did not hike the entire 24.5 miles, but this is as majestic a place as any.

As others have noted bring decent bug spray. I used Repel with eucalyptus (no Deet) which worked really well. Trail markings at intersections were often non existent. Got turned around several times. Pretty hard to get lost for too long though. Now that I have the lay of the land I’ll be back!

trail running
6 days ago

Well marked.

nature trips
6 days ago

Great place to go for a swim and enjoy unique scenery. The walk to the falls is very short and has some information signs on the geology of the area. A short down climb will bring you down into the gorge, where there is a shallow pool below the falls to play in. You can then follow the gorge, which resembles something you’d find in Canyonlands National Park. Definitely a wonderful place to stop after climbing Baltpate or Old Speck, or if you’re just passing through.

Hiked yesterday morning with my wife and 9 year old son who are both experienced hikers. Trail is fairly flat and was a little muddy during the first mile , but there are plenty of stepping stones and bridges to help cross. Last part of trail is steep to the top but it also had stones set in place that form a natural stair way to help climb. Once at the top views are simply amazing!! 360 degrees all around. Highly recomen. Took us 1hr 40 mins up , 1hr 20 mins down.

walking
8 days ago

The views from here were wonderful. Nice place to have a picnic with friends and family. Nice easy walking. Once you drive up the hill. Or for a great workout walk up the hill.

walking
8 days ago

For sure an ATV trail, no mistaking that. The one ATV we saw was driving respectively on the trail and even slowed down more and waved as he pasted by us. If you are looking for a good workout this is for you, with up and down little hills. Bring bug spray.

Close to perfection: steep, challenging climb from SR 160. Fabulous views in almost every direction from the bald North Peak. Trunk trail to Stone Mt. and it’s great southern views soft and little-used. You’re not going to see many people in this quiet part of western Maine.

Hard trail, but the views are worth it. Well marked and easy to find!

Favorite trail of all time. Definitely moderate and has tough stretches, but is a great hike with beautiful views. Get lucky and go at the right time of the year and there is also wild Maine blueberries at the top (walk into the bushes all the way to the right)!

Really nice trail with a good layout. Make sure you take insect repellent for the mosquitoes and deer flies. Beware of the ticks.

hiking
12 days ago

From the beginning to the second stream crossing the hike was very moderate. The bridge at the second stream crossing is in need of some major TLC - as I observed gaping holes in between the floor boards of the bridge due to harsh weather conditions, rotting and continued use. After crossing the bridge, the real hike up began. It was a steady incline with a few leveled out areas so that I could catch my breathe and rest for a minute. Once at the main summit the views of the Saco Valley and the White Mountains were spectacular. On the ledge just west of the summit I could identify Abbott, Hussey and Fort Ridge mountains to the South, the Ossipee mountains to the Southwest and the Presidentials to the Northwest. The old fire tower was in good condition. The bench mark, summit sign and memorial plaque were all in good shape - no signs of vandalism. My wife ate from numerous blueberry and raspberry bushes while at the summit (she said the blueberries were very sweet). The hike up for the faster part of my family was 1hr, 10 minutes. For me and my youngest son it was 1hr, 30 minutes. It took me a little over an hour to get down, and my sons 50 minutes. On the way up and down there are barely any views due to tree cover. Overall it was a great hike for me and my family. I would put 5 stars for this, but that 2nd stream crossing bridge needs to be replaced or repaired.

Nice hike through the woods. The view at the top is beautiful. Perfect picnic spot. There is a little nature museum as well that is super kid friendly. Also you can drive to the top as well if you want to start there

nature trips
13 days ago

This is such a cute place to stop and explore! We went swimming at the top of the waterfall *you have a super tiny climb to get there* and it was well worth it! There are literal divots that make perfect little pools to sit in if the water’s nice enough! You can bring pups and there’s picnic tables everywhere to east lunch and refuel! Definitely bring bug spray and a towel for once you’re done playing in the water and exploring rocks!

nature trips
13 days ago

I’m giving this 4 stars because the hike up, while it is a good workout & single trail is well maintained, has no real scenic value, and the cell tower at the top is an eyesore.
At the top though, the views are a magnificent panorama, making it a very worthwhile hike! The whole thing, including a hefty pic session, took about 3 hrs

nature trips
13 days ago

Beautiful views! Small rock path, and very easy to follow. It was a perfect location for our little one, and very safe. All 3 of us had a blast. Very popular little walk and ran across a lot of dog walkers, so the area is very dog friendly. Parking was slightly confusing if you’ve never been but definitely worth the confusion. Highly recommend for a short but fun adventure

loved this hike, really pushed us to our limits. The top is worth it!!! I would go again.

Loved the hike!

So many rocks. If you’re wondering whether or not to take a detour up Stone Mountain, the answer is yes.

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