Douglas Mountain

Sebago, Maine 4029

Douglas Mountain

Douglas Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A stone observation tower from the 1920s offers great views toward the White Mountains and Sebago Lake. A large boulder on the Douglas Mountain summit bears the inscription non
sibi sed omnibus, a Latin motto meaning “not for one, but for all.”

This 169-acre preserve was deeded to the town of Sebago by The Nature Conservancy in 1996. The 16-foot stone observation tower at the top adds an enticing feature to this family-friendly hike, which is less than an hour’s drive from downtown Portland. Note that hunting is allowed on Douglas Mountain in season. Wear blaze orange from October through December to ensure that you are seen."

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6/13/2018
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6/21/2010
Sweet family day hike with great old stone tower to climb on summit. Great views of Sebago region and White Mountains. New longer, well marked trails.
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11/4/2007
The view from the tower was spectacular and well worth the trip, but we found it difficult to understand where we were on the trail system. Several other hikers had turned back before reaching the top because they could not tell how much further it was and the trail wound around as though it were not ascending in several places. We started at a large parking area on a trail marked with orange jar lids which was easy to follow, but it did not seem like it was heading toward the tower or going up hill. We later intersected with a yellow blazed trail and eventually reached the top after making several inquiries of other hikers. The trails would have been easier to follow if there were names of trails at the intersections, e.g. Ledges Trail, or Woods Trail. We found out as it was getting dark that there was a shorter and steeper trail from a completely different (poorly marked) parking area that led easily to the top. We will go back to see the view from the summit again, but will take the more direct Ledges Trail route now that we have found it.
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Trail Information

Sebago
Nearby City
1.25
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Sunrise to sunset
Season
Town of Sebago, 207-787-2457, townofsebago.org/Pages/SebagoME_DPW/dgm.jpg
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Dec 2018