Mount Battie Trail

Camden, Maine 04843

Distance0.5mi
Elevation Gain629ft
Trailhead Elevation203ft
Top802ft
Elevation Min/Max203/802ft
Elevation Start/End203/203ft

Mount Battie Trail

Mount Battie Trail is a hiking trail in Camden, Maine. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 203 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 629 feet. The Mount Battie (elevation 787 feet) viewpoint is near the trailhead. There are also parkings.

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"Mount Battie is probably the best-known peak in Camden Hills State Park. An auto road (toll) makes it easy to reach the summit. Trails from Mount Battie lead through other sections of the park. Mount Battie offers startling views of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Migrating hawks are the key birds here. Red-tailed, Broad-winged, and Sharpshinned Hawk are in the majority. Also common are Northern Harrier, Merlin, and American Kestrel. Bald Eagle are often seen, as are Osprey and Turkey Vulture. Look for Eastern Towhee and Brown Thrasher by the oaks around the parking lot." Read more
Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair
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"This fantastic hike offers spectacular views of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay, a stone tower, and multiple interpretive signs pointing out the area’s historical significance. Mount Battie offers one of the most stunning views of the craggy Maine coastline. It’s no wonder that the 0.5-mile trail to the summit has long been a favorite with families, particularly considering the castle-like stone tower that beckons at the top and the views of Camden and Penobscot Bay along the way." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (The Mountaineers Books)
Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
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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." Read more

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7/20/2018
This trail is very beautiful with wildflowers and lots of nice views of the ocean. There's a good amount of scrambling so it's not very easy but it's also not that long so I think a beginner could make it through. There's usually a lot people on the trail too.
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9/21/2010
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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4/15/2005
I have many fond memories of this trail and have walked it many times (the first when I was only eight.) This trail is interesting in any weather. The views are excellent when clear and the quick arrival of fog along Maine's coast can also be an experience. The trails are well marked and can be really slick when wet. A walking stick is useful. The Camden Hills State Park is a great campground near a beautiful seacoast town. There are over 30 miles of trails in the park.
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7/24/2003
Well-marked trail leading to summit at 1300 feet. Nice view of Penobscot bay, Mount Battie, and the towns of Camden and Rockport. Starts off easy for a nice warm-up and becomes steeper and more difficult as you progress.
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Trail Information

Camden
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Camden Hills State Park, 207-236-3109, parksandlands.com
Local Contacts
USGS Camden quad; Maine Mountains Trail Map, Map 4: C1 (AMC); maine.gov/dacf/parks/docs/fpl/camdentrails.pdf
Local Maps

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Dec 2018