Hiking Maine  by Tom Seymour

Hiking Maine Guide Book

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Maine  by Tom Seymour
Lace up your boots and sample 72 of the finest trails the Pine Tree State has to offer. From the beaches of Acadia National Park and historic routes through Belfast or Portland to scenic treks up Mount Katahdin and backpacking along the Bigelow Range, Maine has routes to please hikers of every stripe. The trails that vary in length from an easy one-hour stroll along a quiet nature trail to challenging treks in the backcountry. Use this guide for up-to-date trail information, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, detailed trail maps, and information on barrier-free trails for hikers with special needs. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Maine.

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Trails from the "Hiking Maine" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 72.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 72.

A hike up a mountain along Somes Sound, the only true fjord in the eastern United States. Of all the summits in Acadia National Park, only Acadia Mountain has a ridge that runs from east to west. ...
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
A hike up a double-peaked mountain, one of Aroostook County's two extinct volcanoes. Aroostook State Park is on the shore of Echo Lake, a popular 90-acre body of water that is managed for brook trout. ...
Presque Isle, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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A day hike to the summit of a mountain overlooking the upper reaches of Penobscot Bay. The view from the summit is spectacular, and the trail is never crowded. In winter, the Ski Shelter Trail is used ...
Camden, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
A day hike to an island reached by crossing a gravel bar at low tide. The gravel bar for which Bar Harbor is named links Bar Island to the mainland. The island can be reached at low tide by foot and b ...
Bar Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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General description: A village walk through a historic seaside town. Belfast is rich in history and home to one of the few fish canneries still operating on the Maine coast. This old shipbuilding town ...
Belfast, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
A long day hike traversing the heart of the Bigelow Range, including the 4,150-foot summit of West Peak. Lengthy ridge walks and fine views, as well as strenuous hiking in a limited alpine environment ...
Stratton, ME - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
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Several trails and ponds in a woodland sanctuary. This hike is a must for families with children. In addition to hiking, you can visit the Stanwood Homestead Museum, once the home of Cordelia J. Stanw ...
Ellsworth, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
A steep climb to the summit of a mountain on public reserve land with good views of surrounding lakes and mountains. Black Mountain is surrounded by lakes and ponds and is near several other mountain ...
Ellsworth , ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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This is a hike up a lone mountain to a fire tower with panoramic views. Standing alone, Blue Hill was a landmark for mariners during the sailing age. It is near the historic village of Castine, as wel ...
Blue Hill, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
A half-day hike to an exposed mountain summit in a National Audubon Society sanctuary. Borestone is an impressive mountain with fine views in all directions. The trail is near a number of other places ...
Monson, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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A hike on a woodland loop and to the summit of a lone mountain. Bradbury Mountain State Park is a quiet, attractive park in southern Maine, not far from several other trailheads. Woodland campsites he ...
Pownal, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
A hike that begins at the end of a 0.6-mile-long esker and goes around a small lake, up a hill to a remote mountain pond, and back. The drive in to the trailhead takes you the entire length of an eske ...
Belfast, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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A hike through woodlands and freshwater marshes close to an urban area. This hike is popular with local residents because it leads through truly wild country, yet is within a few miles of a major city ...
Bangor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
A walk through a historic village with eighteenth and nineteenth-century Georgian and Federalist houses, a Revolutionary War fort, and the Maine Maritime Academy. Fort George State Park, Dice Head Lig ...
Belfast, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
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A day trip to a mountain summit. Old slag piles at the top are evidence of past mining activities. Local rumor says that the soft metal mined here was used during wartime as a hardening agent for gunm ...
Franklin, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
A hike through upland woods and along several ocean coves. One particular attraction at this park is the clamming. In most parts of Maine, you must have a permit to dig clams-if the clamflats are even ...
Whiting, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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A hike through a foggy, dense forest of spruce and fir in a preserve held by The Nature Conservancy. The drive to Deer Isle is an enjoyable trip by itself. As you leave the mainland, cross the Deer Is ...
Deer Isle, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.25
A hike up a lone mountain to an abandoned fire tower and superb views. Dedham Bald Mountain is not as popular as some of the more well-known peaks in Maine, probably because it is off the beaten path. ...
Dedham, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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A hike through varied terrain around and up Dorr Mountain. Several trails on this loop contain outstanding examples of stonework, an enduring tribute to the early trail builders of Mount Desert Island ...
Bar Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
A walk along a small harbor and down a tidal river to Penobscot Bay. At Ducktrap Harbor, an extreme low tide uncovers a huge area of sandy flats. These flats are frequented by clamdiggers, who come he ...
Lincolnville, ME - Hiking
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