Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

We took a vacation through maine and the last big thing was to hike both peaks of katahdin and check off 2 more peaks of the list of 67, it was a great and challenging hike, and it can definitely kick your butt at some points but well worth it at the top!

5 days ago

Great walk!! Amazing views!!

Your legs will burn. But it is so worth it!!! This is the first "true" hike I did! I was supposed to do it with my bro, but at the last minute, his job called him, so I went alone! What an adventure it was! Who could have known that it was only the beginning of a bigger adventure! Two years later, I was in Nepal facing the Mt Everest!

7 days ago

Easy hike, fabulous views, especially considering the effort.

on Bald Mountain Trail

7 days ago

The view is always great once at the top, summer or winter! You have two different access to this trail. You can rather start in the parking lot of the Hayes Landing in Oquossoc (will be in a left inside on Rd 4, before you reach Bald Mountain Rd), or you can start right at the bottom of the mountain, on Bald Mountain Rd (will be on a left inside on Bald Mountain Rd, a little bit after you pass Bald Mountain Camps). I regularly hike this trail and kinda prefer the first access. The beginning of the trail is therefore mostly flat and it gives you a chance to warm up before you start going up!

This is a great, easy trail. One of our favorite places to hike.

I consider this to be one of the 10 best hikes in all of New England. I don't think there's another mountain in this part of the world that offers such amazing views of itself as Tumbledown. It is true that part of this trail is not well marked. The section that runs from the summit of Little Jackson down to the north peak of Tumbledown is not markes because it is not official and is not maintained. It is much more than a bushwack, but can be follow once you've found it.

There a review here that says not to bring a dog. This is not accurate. The "Loop Trail" is not dog friendly (although it is not actually a loop, while this trail is a loop, which is likely the source of confusion.) I had my dog with me and had a blast.

This is a difficult trail due to its length, verticle gains and losses, and navigation. I cannot recommend it to someone who is not a comfortable hike AND familiar with the mountain already.

10 days ago

Great views! Great foliage in the Fall!

Amazing views and worth it. Metal bars as holds in the steeper traverses and a well marked path guiding you to the summit are very helpful.

Did a winter hike yesterday before the big nor'eastern came in today. I started at the parking area for old speck/eyebrow and Appalachian trails which is labeled hiking trail parking on the west side of Maine Route 26. Took the Appalachian trail for 3.5 miles, then came to Old Speck trail on the left and followed that .3 miles to summit. (I logged 7.6 miles...not sure why 6.6 miles is listed above) Hike can be steep at times (specially with over a foot of snow) crampons are a must. Some decent over looks during the first section of the hike. Summiting took about 2 hours in the snow. Not great views because the storm had made its way in, however the trees were gorgeous covered in snow.

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Beautiful panoramic views at the top! The trail is a modest incline most of the way. The snow was well-packed and easy to walk on. Once the incline steepens, there is a lot of ice that makes the trail more challenging (I assume this would normally be boulder-ridden, but this time of year you can’t see them). Micro spikes or poles would be worth it over these sections as snow melts daily from the sun and refreezes. In the winter, the trail parking lot is not cleared. You can park on the road safely (it is not heavily trafficked). The trail is short, but plan time to climb the fire tower and enjoy the views. There is a picnic table at the top to sit and refuel. There are also several stream crossings early on for water.

Really cool trail close to home. Old foundations, waterfall, beaver pond. And a large balancing rock. Trail marked (white ) after pond.

Great views for such a short hike.

Love the Northern Loop & Boundary trails. Varied forests & beautiful trails.

Kasey Marsters


This is great hike for kids & adults. Views are awesome!
Parking can be tricky on busy days.

Kasey Marsters


Very fun trails with a lot to check out. some challenging areas and a lot of nice scenery. looking forward to doing it again when the weather is nice and the birds and animals will be out!

17 days ago

I have done this walk many times over the years. The trail passes over family land. Love the river.

17 days ago

Not much to see with binoculars, still early in this season.

Fun hike - includes a lot of steep climbs using metal bars fixed in the rocks. About 30 minutes each way

Great mountain to hike! All different kinds of terrain. Summit is awesome and plenty of room to stretch out and have a snack!

I highly recommend doing this trail it has amazing views and is by far worth it.

19 days ago

I walked this yesterday 56* sunny in Maine , that was a treat. Small parking lot. trail well marked( BLUE ). Old foundation and lots of great stonewalls. some of the largest ground ledges I have seen in the area, very cool.


We've gone there twice from the north entrance. Once hiking and once snow shoeing. Both times we had the picnic table at the field to ourselves. Nice to have an outhouse at the beginning and at the field.

I drove that stretch of road twice with my daughter on Mountain Ave between College and Main. The only place that wasn't a house or driveway head no trespassing signs. It was a waste of time to look for it.

Took Lodge-to-Lodge trail south to the Gorman Chairback Lodge (from Little Lyford Lodge) as part of a lodge to lodge X/C ski weekend. A very nice trail and the conditions were perfect as it warmed up a bit. Stayed in one of the cabins down on the pond and had a great time at the Lodge. This place is wicked awesome!

cross country skiing
24 days ago

Did the AMC guided Lodge-to-Lodge nordic ski adventure this weekend. This first leg was from the AMC winter parking area via the Hedgehog Gate Trail to the Little Lyford Lodge. The snow was a bit stiff and icy on this day but the trail was awesome. There was hiking and snowshoeing opportunities on and around the frozen Lyford ponds near the lodge. Very awesome!

24 days ago

I hiked this mountain in the winter with a group - the Northwoods Wellness Collective. We had hikers of all ages with us, kids as low as 11 and adults as high as late 60s! We parked at the dock and walked across a frozen Moosehead Lake to the trail. There's a nice spot near the summit for views, and I highly recommend heading up the fire tower for epic views.

This is a wonderful urban trail system with well-marked trails of green, yellow, red and white markers. Portland Trails has done a great job marking and maintaining the trail (including pointing out what plants are invasive). There are several marked posts containing a number but I have yet to find what these numbers represent. Hopefully, someone will post what they represent. Dogs can run free once they get beyond 300 yards from the parking area.

Great walk! Leads right to an amazing beach!

Went on this trail a few years ago.
Had a great time and can't wait to do it again :)

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