Explore the most popular fishing 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.

This is a great trail which includes a cascade waterfall. Microspikes are needed in winter as the rocks are covered in ice. Trail was easy to follow as it is marked with red flagging.

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

great hike today, the ice caves were awesome the access hole was open we put a safety rope down in there, the trails was well-marked and easy to find

We're local so hanging out on the shore is a nice way to spend a morning. I would not recommend driving any real distance to see it though.

hiking
22 days ago

I hiked this trail with my wife and pup at the end of December. The pine trees make the area beautiful even over winter, but I would love to see it in the summer. There were only 3 other hikers on the trail, probably in part because it was 15 degrees outside. It was very manageable for a dog. We only had a few patches of ice, but if there is recent snowfall or freezing rain it could be treacherous.

The comment that dogs must be kept on leash is ridiculous. This park is basically the quintessential dog park. I take my dog there a few times a week, he loves as do I

i can't consider this a hike... just a simple walk behind the stores along the river.

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

The trail is not marked, so I followed the footprints and ATV track with no views or any points of interest. Good walk on a quiet day though. Did hear some shootings while on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging on the way up and much steeper than anticipated. Took Helon Taylor up to Pamola Peak and then down/up the Chimney, which was much more intimidating for me than the knife. Crowds bottle necked at Pamola and took a while to cross the Chimney, but was expected. The knife was awesome and worth the climb up 100 fold. The trip down was pretty brutal on the feet and poles may have helped a bit. Overall, one of my favorites and definitely one of the most challenging in New England. 12 hours is about what it took me and I'm in average shape. One of the best hikes E of the Mississippi without question.

hiking
1 month ago

My brother and I did this hike back in August this year. The weather was great, not hot or cold, but it had rained the day before so it was a little muddy, and was very windy with strong gusts once we cleared the trees on Helon Taylor going up to Pamola Peak. Like others have mentioned, getting onto Knife Edge from Pamola was daunting to say the least. We both wore bouldering gloves which really helped when crossing Knife Edge. Be aware there is a scree when coming down from Baxter Peak to Saddle and can be slippery. We took Saddle down to Chimney Pond, which we hadn’t been aware is also another rock scramble in a dry wash - so be prepared. Eventually the dry wash turns into more of a trail. From there it’s an additional 3.5 miles to the trailhead. We made it back a few hours after dark, but had headlamps and trekking poles. What’s nice: there are painted blue trail guides so generally speaking the trail is easy to stick to.

Definitely was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting but the feeling of accomplishment can’t be beat! We had plenty of snacks and water and finished them all so make sure you bring plenty along. Our mistake was not stashing any food in the car to eat once back - there’s a “24/7” McDonald’s in Millinocket that we were hungry enough to eat, but was closed when we drove past and nothing else is open in that area after dark seems like, not even convenience stores.

Anyway - gotta say that this was a pretty great hike but not sure I’d do it again, but that’s not to deter anyone who wants to give it a shot! For me, it was a bucket list item and it feels good knowing I did it.

Fun place to take the kid or dog. My son loves to play by the water so this is a great option. Not the best place if you're not a dog person. Lots of off leash dogs. I love dogs so it's not a problem. But it could be for some.

Great place to walk the dog or take the family. Views of Portland and and ocean surround the island. There are a couple of little beaches which are fun at low tide. Parking is often an issue. Get there early or risk not being able to park.

beautiful views of the fort Knox and the bridge

hiking
2 months ago

As of recent with all the rain a lot of the trail at the bottom side of the falls is all flooded out so you cant walk very far. But still very enjoyable to go and check the falls out!

Easy, well maintained walking path. There are lights along the path so it’s good for a evening walk too! Easy for a stroller or wheelchair to push on.

walking
2 months ago

Long, flat trail through Scarborough Marsh. Nice place to picnic and walk the dogs.

walking
2 months ago

Was visiting family in Harpswell and couldn’t be happier we visited here. The beach was just amazing. Walking though the fort really gives you an appreciation for the history that took place. Another place I went to but isn’t pulling up on here is Fort Edgecomb. Everything was so beautiful I just didn’t want to leave!

hiking
2 months ago

Not very well upkeep to the trail on the wooded side. Being from out of state it was a beautiful but spent most of my time looking at the ground.

backpacking
2 months ago

lots of hunting nearby and trail dug up by dirt bikes. had to turn around about a mile in due to recent rains making the trail impassable at thT point.

Great walk, lots of birds in the Marshes.

hiking
2 months ago

This short walk through dense woods ends at a hidden pond allowing for quiet reflection and the hills in the background reflect on the pond. A small bench awaits for all who make the trip.

Decent outing. Trails are nice with a view of the lake.

We are fortunate to have this in our backyard. Looping the trails is possible. They are well maintained. definitely on the easier side of moderate.

3 months ago

Pleasant, easy walk. Elevated all along the edge of the shoreline, but still within the woods. Very picturesque.

I love this trail. Nice expansive woods with varying terrain. Light foot traffic so it a good one to avoid crowds in Southern Maine.

Nice place for views and a easy walk

Nice short walk along the water with nice views of the bay.

easy trail with great views! no bikes allowed.

Great trail for intermediate/advanced hikers. Not suitable for young kids as there are parts of the descent that require longer arms and legs to reach the footholds. The ascent is quick but steep with lots of nicely kept stone steps. Descent was longer but had the breathtaking views around every corner. Check out the waterfall overlook at the end of the Acadia trail. Man-o-war trail on the way back was a dirt road. Whole loop took us (21, F) just under two hours. Would definitely recommend as a warm up to grasp whether someone would be comfortable with some of the harder, more well known loops like beehive or precipice.

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