Thorne Head Footpath

Bath, Maine 4530

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain322ft
Trailhead Elevation103ft
Top133ft
Elevation Min/Max11/133ft
Elevation Start/End103/103ft

Thorne Head Footpath

Thorne Head Footpath is a hiking trail in Bath, Maine. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 103 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 322 feet. The Thorne Head Preserve information board is near the trailhead. There is also parking. Along the trail there is a wetland.

Thorne Head Footpath Professional Reviews and Guides

"Thorne Head Preserve offers miles of hiking trails that crisscross old farmland and pastures, follow the shore of the Kennebec River as it slides silently through The Narrows, and climbs to a rocky overlook of the wide, island-filled confluence of the Kennebec River and Whiskeag Creek. The hike described here follows most, but not all, of the trails in the preserve.

Shipbuilding has always been important to the lower Kennebec River. The first settlers to the region—and England’s first attempt create a permanent settlement in what is now the United States—founded Popham near the mouth of the Kennebec. They built the first ship constructed in Britain’s North American colonies."

"A very busy dog-walking area. You are likely to meet people with pets here at any time of year. The trailhead starts right from the parking lot, past the metal gate or off to the left into the woods.

There are free maps and information about the Lower Kennebec Regional Land Trust, which owns this property. The map is terribly inaccurate in terms of illustrating the actual trails, but it does show the overview of the land preserve so you can get your bearings. Most people walk up to the top of the overlook, where there is a stone table."

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Trail Information

Bath
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, (207) 442-8400
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Maine Atlas & Gazetteer map 6; USGS Bath
Local Maps