Best Trails Near Franklin ME

Franklin has 7 trails in the vicinity, including 4 hiking trails and 2 for flatwater kayaking & canoeing. These trails range from 1.4 to 6 miles in length. The longest trail in Franklin is Donnell Pond a well-known trail measuring 6 miles in total length.

The most popular trail is Donnell Pond. Trails.com member Louis S. recently completed Catherine Mountain.

More information on the best trails in Franklin can be found below.
  • Fox Pond

    1 Reviews

    Franklin, ME

    This small, 77-acre pond is set in one of Downeast Maine’s most scenic areas. It is a great spot to fish from shore, since one side of the pond is entirely bounded by Maine Route 182. If you ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: canoe, bank
    •  Guide

    This small, 77-acre pond is set in one of Downeast Maine’s most scenic areas. It is a great spot to fish from shore, since ...

  • Catherine Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Franklin, ME

    Catherine Mountain is the easternmost of the group of mountains in Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land. South-facing cliffs along the summit ridge offer views east across Tunk Lake and south and ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Catherine Mountain is the easternmost of the group of mountains in Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land. South-facing cliffs ...

  • Tunk Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Franklin, ME

    Tunk Mountain lies north of Tunk Lake, surrounded by a group of ponds. The hike to the summit passes Salmon and Mud Ponds. The return hike passes Little Long Pond. The trail climbs, steeply at ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Tunk Mountain lies north of Tunk Lake, surrounded by a group of ponds. The hike to the summit passes Salmon and Mud Ponds. ...

  • Donnell Pond

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    Franklin, ME

    A pleasant paddle on a deep, clear-water pond with sandy beaches and access to panoramic views atop nearby peaks. The 15,000-acre Donnell Pond Reserve is one of 29 Public Reserve Lands spread ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A pleasant paddle on a deep, clear-water pond with sandy beaches and access to panoramic views atop nearby peaks. The 15,000-acre ...

  • Catherine Mountain

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    Franklin, ME

    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 ...
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A day trip to a mountain summit. Old slag piles at the top are evidence of past mining activities. Local rumor says that ...

  • Donnell Pond

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    Franklin, ME

    Don’t be too discouraged by the development along the western arm of Donnell Pond. Past Little Island, Donnell Pond is largely undeveloped and a superb paddling spot on all but the busiest summer ...
    •  Day trip, camping available
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Don’t be too discouraged by the development along the western arm of Donnell Pond. Past Little Island, Donnell Pond is largely ...

  • Petit Manan

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    Franklin, ME

    The Petit Manan hike follows the Hollingsworth Trail. The hike passes through blueberry barrens, rocky jack pine forest, a cedar bog, and along cobbled beaches. The trail offers the more adventurous ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Petit Manan hike follows the Hollingsworth Trail. The hike passes through blueberry barrens, rocky jack pine forest, ...