Camden Hills State Park

Camden, Maine 04843

Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Combine six trails for a grand traverse over the long ridgeline of Mount Megunticook from Maiden Cliff to Mount Battie.

The mountainous terrain of Camden Hills State Park lies along the west shore of Penobscot Bay in the towns of Camden and Lincolnville. The Camden Hills share many characteristics with the mountains of Acadia on Mount Desert Island 30 miles to the east: fine softwood forests; bold cliffs and ledges; and far-reaching vistas of ocean, lakes, and mountains. At 1,385 feet, Mount Megunticook is not only the highest summit in the park, but the highest mainland mountain on the Atlantic Coast of the United States."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Discover Maine (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ty Wivell
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"A great ride through the heart of the park on a challenging multi-use trail, with a difficult section of single-track. Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy Camden Hills State Park. The Multi-use Trail extends from the park’s campground to its northeastern reaches, providing miles of scenic, challenging riding and opportunities to link a bike trip with a summit hike. This trip covers the length of the trail from difficult single-track cut specifically for mountain bikers to smoother-going gravel paths. Depending upon your time and inclination, you can begin the trip from either end, ride point to point (5.3 miles), or out and back as described here."
AMC's Best Backpacking in New England (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Matt Heid
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"The lofty Camden Hills are the highest coastal promontories on the Eastern seaboard south of Acadia National Park. Most people summit 1,385-foot Mount Megunticook, the highest peak in the range, for its excellent ocean vistas. Far fewer explore the park’s remaining network of trails, which tour a remarkably diverse forest and a handful of surprise views. Bald Rock Mountain hides out in the park’s northern tier, offering two lean-tos near ocean panoramas."
100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Jeffrey Romano
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"A hike to either the picturesque summit of Mount Battie or to Mount Megunticook’s dramatic Ocean Lookout would alone be a rewarding day in Maine’s Camden Hills State Park. This half-day circuit combines both of these signature features on trails that peacefully ascend the lush forested landscape, visit alluring geologic formations, and resound under a chorus of melodious songbirds. Taking advantage of mostly moderate terrain, this adventure is appropriate for hikers of all ages."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,780 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Open for hiking year-round
Camden Hills State Park (; 207-236-3109 during summer)
Local Contacts
USGS Camden and Lincolnville; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 14 (DeLorme); AMC Maine Mountains Trail Map, Map 4; Camden Hills State Park Map
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