Best Snowshoeing in Maine

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in Maine. Use this list to plan your next Maine snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Firewarden's Trail


The Firewarden’s Trail, sometimes called the Fire Tower Trail, follows an old carriage road and then a jeep road to the summit, from which there are outstanding views into the shimmering lakes and pon…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Denmark, ME - Snowshoeing - 5 miles Best Trail in me - Click to view allBestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Douglas Mountain


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…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Sebago, ME - Snowshoeing - 0.6 mile BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Bald Mountain Trail


They say that location is everything. That’s why Bald Mountain is a small mountain that hands out a big adventure. The 2,443-foot mountain is on some prime public real estate, sandwiched between Range…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Oquossoc, ME - Snowshoeing - 2 miles
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#4. Gulf Hagas


The deep and narrow slate cliffs of Gulf Hagas are dramatic in winter. Ice forms on the walls, creating avenues of vertical blue. Snow covers the pine forest at the top of the canyon, and the walls ev…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Greenville, ME - Snowshoeing - 8.2 miles
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#5. Ragged Mountain


To snowshoe Ragged Mountain in Rockport is to be treated to commanding vistas of lakes, mountains, and the ocean. At 1,300 feet, the hulking mountain appears daunting as you gaze up at the huge boulde…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Rockport, ME - Snowshoeing - 5 miles
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#6. Corkscrew Loop


Bethel is home to four cross-country ski areas, serving up miles of varied terrain along rivers, on valley floors, and into hills. Throw in the groomed trails of the local high school, Telstar, and a…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Bethel, ME - Snowshoeing - 5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. Caribou Mountain Trail


This trail leads to the open summit of 2850-foot Caribou Mountain in the Evans Notch region, straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border. It’s a long, steady climb, with nearly 2000-foot elevation gain.…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Gilead, ME - Snowshoeing - 5.4 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#8. Scarborough Marsh Trail


Sometimes, just a small change in scenery can put you in the extraordinary. Snowshoeing the trails in this protected marsh area in southern Maine, just minutes from the busy Route 1 highway, transport…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Old Orchard Beach, ME - Snowshoeing - 4 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#9. Ridge Trail


The Maine Audubon Society’s Mast Landing Sanctuary has about 3.0 miles of trails through forest and fields, just 2.0 miles from downtown Freeport. The trails, which are largely in the cover of the woo…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Freeport, ME - Snowshoeing - 1.6 miles
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#10. Wolf Neck Woods State Park


Wolf Neck Woods State Park is more than 200 acres of woods and shoreland near the tip of one of Maine’s many midcoast peninsulas. Five miles of trails wind through the forested park and along the rock…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Freeport, ME - Snowshoeing - 2.6 miles
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#11. Sabattus Mountain


Sabattus Mountain is a little mountain with big views. At less than a mile to the summit, snowshoers have a short, easy climb to expansive views from the ledges of its southwest face. Hills and mounta…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Lovell, ME - Snowshoeing - 1.6 miles
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#12. Gorham Mountain Trail


Easy accessibility, quick climb, no backtracking, and mountains-to-sea views . . . what more could you ask for? This hike up 525-foot Gorham Mountain is the perfect half-day jaunt. It’s not rail-trai…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Otter Creek, ME - Snowshoeing - 4 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#13. Tote Road Loop


In the 1940s, Bradbury Mountain was home to downhill skiing and a rope tow. Now, the nearly 500-acre park has 8.0 miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. If you want to get up to the top of th…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Pownal, ME - Snowshoeing - 2.6 miles
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#14. Cadillac Mountain Trail


To outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate mountain-to-sea scenery and solitude, a winter visit to Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, is hard to beat. The snow doesn’t always last long on t…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Acadia National Park, ME - Snowshoeing - 5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#15. Gilsland Farm Trail


This pristine 65-acre sanctuary on the Presumpscot River estuary is headquarters for the Maine Audubon Society and a great place for a winter stroll. You can hike more than 2 miles of trails that weav…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Falmouth, ME - Snowshoeing - 1.5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#16. Table Rock


Table Rock is a perch from which one can gaze upon winter’s glory. Nearly 1,000 feet above one of Maine’s most scenic roads, the massive flattened ledge is an alfresco table smack across from the stat…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Newry, ME - Snowshoeing - 2.8 miles
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#17. Baxter State Park Loop


Just shy of a mile high, Mount Katahdin dominates the landscape of the more than 200,000 acres in Baxter State Park. About 175 miles of trails exist within the park, along with forty six peaks and rid…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Millinocket, ME - Snowshoeing - 6 miles
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#18. Sunday River Cross-Country Ski Center Trails


Bring the kids, bring the dog, bring Grandma . . . This fun, family-friendly center is a great place to spend a day, offering snowshoe-only paths, cross-country ski trails, a children’s play area, war…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Bethel, ME - Snowshoeing - 3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#19. Ducktrap River Loop


Nearly 10.0 miles of trails run through the Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center’s Cross-Country Ski Area. The eight trails wind through the evergreen forest, leading down to the banks of the Black…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Lincolnville, ME - Snowshoeing - 4.6 miles
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#20. Farwell Mountain Loop


From the picnic table at the scenic overlook on a flat spot on Farwell Mountain, life can be grand. Out in the distance, the Mahoosuc and Presidential Ranges stand at attention. Mount Washington, the…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Maine"
Bethel, ME - Snowshoeing - 5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press