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Trails were clearly marked (easy to follow), would say a very beginner friendly trail. $4/adult to enter park (pay at the gate). Dog friendly (must be on a leash), heavily trafficked. We went in mid April and there was still some spots that had snow, other parts were very wet! We stayed to the trails on the parking lot side (there are bathrooms), there's more trails across the street by the campground.

Beautiful summit view of the ocean and the beach is an absolute gem. The “trail” is just a road fluctuating between dirt & pavement. The terrain is easy, the incline is a good workout, especially since it’s out & back so you have to climb the mountain twice. I’ll be back

hiking
5 days ago

A short distance into the trail, there is a small path that leads you to a big rocky outcrop along the ocean. You can enjoy a great view of the lighthouse and the cliffs at Gulliver’s Hole from there.

hiking
5 days ago

So enchanting! Even though it’s mid-April, it was about 35 degrees, windy, and hailing part of the time and even with that, it was a FANTASTIC trail. I loved that we could keep expanding on the original trail and get more mileage. The river trail was so beautiful. Lots of tree damage from the winter, but it made it even more beautiful. Lovely flat hike!

Nice trail along the river. Great for dogs, plenty of spots to get in the water.

Very difficult for an active hiker approaching sixty years of age and requires a good weather day, but has to be one of the most spectacular hikes you can do. The loop took over ten hours to complete, as there are very few stretches where one can just walk. Most every step (or scramble) must be planned. Still spectacular.

Easy trail for toddlers and beautiful views. Spent a couple hours exploring here and definitely could have spent longer.

hiking
29 days ago

Not a big challenge, but a nice afternoon hike up to a great payoff looking back at the harbor. The amount of elevation gain for the limited distance does mean a bit of exercise but nothing too strenuous. On a clear day in the spring or fall it is a great way to spend a couple hours in the afternoon.

Took northern loop trail to the top of the mountain. Great views. A hawk watcher was there and we saw a bald eagle

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!

trail running
1 month ago

One of the best views in Maine! The last half mile is a pretty good hike uphill. The snow isn’t packed down in all the areas. Hiked up with my running shoes and spikes - worked fine enough! First part of the trail is as wide as a road and perfect for cross country skiing.

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!

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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Great views for such a short hike.

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

Kasey Marsters

Foxtrickadventures.com

Great walk! Leads right to an amazing beach!

2 months ago

Great scramble up to the table lands!

Very scenic, my dog had no issues on the walk, found a sea urchin shell. The lighthouse itself was underwhelming but the walk itself was worth it.

Pretty easy hike, dirt road out to trail is pure ice this time of year

on Popham Beach

walking
2 months ago

great hike overall. Nice hike in snow as well.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

This is a super chill hike with nice scenery. Summer months get a bit busy. It's also a great place to take the dog. In the winter, this is a great little trail to do some snowshoeing.

3 months ago

I completed this hike in October. I’ve never seen such a beautiful colors...or stunning views of New England fall foliage before this. The loop is challenging, but rewarding. Do this as an in and out if you want to avoid very steep climbs and a chimney climb. Not for the faint of heart.

on Mount Katahdin Loop

3 months ago

Strenuous, but very fulfilling! I’ve climbed this mountain twice. It’s life-changing. Do it..

hiking
3 months ago

This was one of the more memorable hikes of my life. I did it late in the season (knifes edge had just iced over a bit), and was the only one on the mountain. And no bugs! I would highly recommend doing this early winter, if of course the park ranger says it’s not too dangerous. There aren’t many days in life that are memorable, but I’d imagine for most that hiking this mountain is one.

I wish that I could review it. The trails were very poorly marked. We had a wonderful day of walking, but never actually located Zeke's trail.

A hair raiser but excellent hike. Only do this one in good weather.

My favorite hike in Maine! Good mix of terrain and amazing views!

family favorite

4 months ago

One of my favorites.

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