Douglas Mountain

Sebago, Maine

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Want easy? Think Douglas Mountain. Want views that stretch to the White Mountains, Pleasant Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean? Think Douglas Mountain on a clear day. Located west of Sebago Lake, tiny 1,146-foot Douglas Mountain gives snowshoers excellent vistas for minimal effort. The highest of the Saddleback Hills, the Douglas Mountain Preserve sits atop an area that presents views of western Maine and more. In summer the three trails at the preserve are well used by hikers looking for that quick and easy rush. In winter the same can be had, and there appears to be more solitude. For new snowshoers, families, and those who might have slept in on a Sunday morning, this is the route. In under a half hour, you can be at a stone tower that is a gateway to the horizon. Surface quality: Unpacked.
Winter Trails: Maine

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Winter Trails: Maine

by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)

Want easy? Think Douglas Mountain. Want views that stretch to the White Mountains, Pleasant Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean? Think Douglas Mountain on a clear day. Located west of Sebago Lake, tiny 1,146-foot Douglas Mountain gives snowshoers excellent vistas for minimal effort.

The highest of the Saddleback Hills, the Douglas Mountain Preserve sits atop an area that presents views of western Maine and more. In summer the three trails at the preserve are well used by hikers looking for that quick and easy rush. In winter the same can be had, and there appears to be more solitude. For new snowshoers, families, and those who might have slept in on a Sunday morning, this is the route. In under a half hour, you can be at a stone tower that is a gateway to the horizon. Surface quality: Unpacked.

©  Marty Basch/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Sebago
Distance: 0.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Trailhead Elevation: 930 feet
Top Elevation: 1,382 feet
Local Contacts: Douglas Mountain Preserve
Driving Directions: Directions to Douglas Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

6/21/2010
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Sweet family day hike with great old stone tower to climb on summit. Great views of Sebago region and White Mountains. New longer, well marked trails.


11/4/2007
0

The view from the tower was spectacular and well worth the trip, but we found it difficult to understand where we were on the trail system. Several other hikers had turned back before reaching the top because they could not tell how much further it was and the trail wound around as though it were not ascending in several places. We started at a large parking area on a trail marked with orange jar lids which was easy to follow, but it did not seem like it was heading toward the tower or going up hill. We later intersected with a yellow blazed trail and eventually reached the top after making several inquiries of other hikers. The trails would have been easier to follow if there were names of trails at the intersections, e.g. Ledges Trail, or Woods Trail. We found out as it was getting dark that there was a shorter and steeper trail from a completely different (poorly marked) parking area that led easily to the top. We will go back to see the view from the summit again, but will take the more direct Ledges Trail route now that we have found it.



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