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Beautiful views, but lots of damage along the trail. There are also a lot of trails and roads in the woods that are great for trail running, which is what I did. The trails range from rocky/dirt along the coastal sections, to soft and spongy in the woods.

My "Maine" issue (lol) is with the locals walking unleashed big dogs. Both times I went out here there where anywhere to one person walking one dog to groups of 3 walking 7- all unleashed- and when you ran along the road- they wouldn't stop them from bothering you.

..and it's always the "sorry..." No, they're not. If these locals were sorry they would follow the rules instead of ignoring all the signs at the gate that say "dog's must be leashed or soon they won't be allowed."

People other than them use the park too. It's a matter of consideration and respect.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, fabulous views, especially considering the effort.

walking
1 month ago

Amazing walk overlooking the ocean. Stunning views of the ocean, boats and large homes. There are benches along the way and many beautiful photo opportunities. We followed the trail to Perkins Cove for some shopping and lunch before following it back to our car. The only con is that this is a very trafficked trail. We will definitely visit this trail again!

I live near here and hike Sawyer Mountain twice a year. Very serene with interesting rock formations. A great forest hike that is steep in some places. Get the map from the trust and look for the cascading waterfall. It's beautiful and rarely visited, though it does require some scrambling.

great place to bring the kids. Unusual plant life and long bridges that the kids will love. Short, flat hike that we return to several times a year

hiking
4 months ago

Well marked trail through the woods, at this point the trail is covered with down trees from the wind storm. Many areas you have to climb up and over debris or leave trail to get around giant trees. The kids loved the challenge and want to go back.

hiking
5 months ago

We were finally able to access the trail, as it was closed until October. Wide trail, steady incline, stay to the left when you get to the fork in tge trail. Great views at the top. Park on road, private driveway, no parking.

nice trail. Much of it is on the old Sawyer Hill Rd. We came back down on the Sherwood-Libby trail. The S-L trail is not shown here. It looked and felt like it was a new trail in the process of being built. Coming down that way extended the hike to 5.4 miles.

5 months ago

I don't believe this trail should be rated as moderate- very easy... but definitely good if you are trying to go for an easy hike with a dog

5 months ago

Hiked it this weekend and found it to be a great trail with kids - wide path, not too much climbing and a nice open space with beautiful views at the top. We spent about an hour at the top while the kids played. The only tricky part was accessing the trail. I followed directions provided through the All Trails link and while it brings you to the right place, the trail is not marked. We parked on Bridge Street and walked down Picket Mountain Road (which is marked private) until we found the trail. The other thing to know is to stay left at the fork in the trail, through the gate.

hiking
6 months ago

Loved the Sherwood Libby trail!

backpacking
6 months ago

Up the Jeep Trail down the new Sherwood Libby Trail.Total round trip 21/2 hrs 15 minutes at the top. What a different mountain we have now, a quick jeep trail up and a very nice woods experience down. This trail will become very popular as soon as the word gets out. I plan to do this trail couple more times this year.
Highest praise for the new trail...thanks very enjoyable

6 months ago

Nice hike, well marked trail with nice views.

I found the “heath” a lovely alternative to a trail that is completely in the woods.

6 months ago

Really beautiful large trail with amazing views at the top. Just stay to the left once you run into a fork in the trail. :) drive all the way to the end of the dirt road to find the trail we just parked off to the side of the road.

hiking
6 months ago

Wouldn’t call it easy. Lots of loose rocks and steady climbs though I am admittedly not in top form! Beautiful forests though and a nice partial view at the summit.

hiking
6 months ago

Wear hiking boots! This mountain appears to be made up of mostly small- to medium-sized stones and pebbles. Many of them are loose, which makes for difficult footing. Much of the path is like a rocky riverbed without any water. The incline is steady and it's a good workout, but the views at the summit and scenic lookout are fairly limited since the forest is growing up and obscuring it. A few small old cemeteries to see, one disgruntled nearby landowner, and an old fieldstone foundation. Smaller nature trail nearby is a winding 0.7 mile loop that is well-marked but there isn't much to see.

Very easy walk but so pretty.

Absolutely gorgeous! The hills are rough but it is so worth it!

on a private driveway no parking

6 months ago

Quick and fun! Beautiful views

We have done this one quite a bit, as I live nearby, really a very neat walk, if your looking for something different, and easy.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful and challenging depending upon which trails you choose.

walking
7 months ago

Great spot for sunset

Did this with our 6 year old, nice little hike, not a bad view at the top

hiking
7 months ago

The waterfall and nearby meadow were beautiful!! It was a nice long walk/hike. The trail markers could have been more updated but aside from that it was great!

walking
7 months ago

Absolutely stunning sunrise view. Easy walk with gorgeous views of the ocean.

hiking
7 months ago

Loved the side paths in the heart of the woods. This was a great hike and will definitely be doing it again!

A nice long walk but the only point of interest is the pond. Ended up adding 1.5 miles to the trip because the trail head was not clearly marked and we started a second loop.

Great hike....a beautiful walk through the woods.....lots of ridge lines, pine forests, fern fields, bogs and bridges, and a serene pond...BUT pay close attention to the loop's intersection with the trail's tail that leads back to the parking lot on Basin Rd. It's very easy to miss! We actually started back around the loop before we figured out we had missed the junction. It's on a ridge line...there is a cairn that might be attempting to point to the opening for the junction with a pointy, jagged top rock but just make a mental and photographic note of its location at the beginning of the hike. The tail part of the trail from the parking area to the start of the loop is about a half mile. I think a few strategically placed trail signs would be super helpful!☺️

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