Mount Battie Trail

Camden, Maine

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The Camden Hills, rising over Penobscot Bay’s northern shore, compete with the peaks of Mount Desert Island for the title of “Finest Coastal Hiking Area in the Northeast.” The summit of Mount Battie is the most popular destination for folks hiking around Camden and has long been a favorite with families. The steep climb leads in just 0.5 mile to the summit where, from ground level or atop the stone tower, kids can see boats bobbing in the bay and imagine the far-off ocean liners and battleships cutting through the open waters of the Atlantic. A map near the tower points out nearby and distant islands, peninsulas, and mountain peaks, making this a terrific first hike in the Camden area.
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

The Camden Hills, rising over Penobscot Bay’s northern shore, compete with the peaks of Mount Desert Island for the title of “Finest Coastal Hiking Area in the Northeast.” The summit of Mount Battie is the most popular destination for folks hiking around Camden and has long been a favorite with families.

The steep climb leads in just 0.5 mile to the summit where, from ground level or atop the stone tower, kids can see boats bobbing in the bay and imagine the far-off ocean liners and battleships cutting through the open waters of the Atlantic. A map near the tower points out nearby and distant islands, peninsulas, and mountain peaks, making this a terrific first hike in the Camden area.

© 2007 Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Camden
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: May-November
Local Contacts: Camden Hills State Park
Local Maps: USGS Camden
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Battie Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/21/2010
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When I did this one it wasn't in the best of weather on and off showers and dense fog. The trails are nice and enclosed and there was barely any traffic. Very intresting I think. The view at the top is amazing as long as its not foggy like it was for me. Good on a nice sunny spring day and go to the top of the tower for an amazing view.



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Apr 2018