Blue Hill Mountain Loop

Blue Hill, Maine

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Make a fine loop over the summit of Blue Hill and around the mountain, with lovely views of Blue Hill Bay and the myriad islands beyond. Blue Hill Mountain, a coastal monadnock that rises to 934 feet, affords outstanding views of the lands and waters of the Blue Hill Peninsula. Since 1975, nearly 500 acres on the mountain have been preserved through a number of generous gifts and conservation purchases. Much of the credit is due to Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Formed in 1985 by local residents, the trust now protects 6,900 acres between Penobscot Bay and Blue Hill Bay in the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry. This loop combines portions of all of the five trails on the mountain, starting and ending with Becton Trail, as well as Tower Service, Hayes, South Face, and Osgood trails.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

by Carey Michael Kish (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Make a fine loop over the summit of Blue Hill and around the mountain, with lovely views of Blue Hill Bay and the myriad islands beyond.

Blue Hill Mountain, a coastal monadnock that rises to 934 feet, affords outstanding views of the lands and waters of the Blue Hill Peninsula. Since 1975, nearly 500 acres on the mountain have been preserved through a number of generous gifts and conservation purchases. Much of the credit is due to Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Formed in 1985 by local residents, the trust now protects 6,900 acres between Penobscot Bay and Blue Hill Bay in the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry. This loop combines portions of all of the five trails on the mountain, starting and ending with Becton Trail, as well as Tower Service, Hayes, South Face, and Osgood trails.

© 2015 Carey Michael Kish/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Blue Hill
Distance: 5.9
Elevation Gain: 1,140 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Hill Heritage Trust (bluehillheritagetrust.org; 207-374-5118)
Local Maps: USGS Blue Hill; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 15 (DeLorme); Blue Hill Mountain Trail Map (Blue Hill Heritage Trust)
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Hill Mountain Loop

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Apr 2018