There a plenty of spots to Hike in Maine, since the majority of the state is filled with natural treasures. Forest land, Public Land, State Parks, Island Trails, Rivers, Urban Trails, Lakes, Coastal Land, there is a place where you can take a hike in Maine! See below for some valuable links and info for your planned hike.
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Maine Hiking Trails

  • Acadia National Park -- General Awesome Acadia site by Larry & Michele Bermel of Chappaqua, New York. Lots of info, suggestions, experiences, photos...just a great resource.
  • Acadia National Park -- The Precipice short article with some photos that gives you a pretty good idea what you're in for, on the AcadiaMagic.com website.
  • Acadia National Park -- General Trail Guide speaking of John William Uhler, here's a quick link to his Acadia Hiking page, which has a nice "fridge grid" type thing listing all key trails, distances, difficulty, access points, and brief comments. Good laundry list of trails.
  • Acadia National Park -- The Beehive here's another climb report, a short read but entertaining and enlightening, with some photos that will give you a good idea of what the Beehive is all about. On the Natural Born Hikers site.
  • Appalachian Trail site by Appalachian Trail Conference (ATC) part of their "state-by-state guide" features comprehensive information. Absolute "must" site for Maine AT slackpackers or thru-hikers.
  • Appalachian Trail Outstanding site from the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. Another "must click" if you're AT bound.
  • Appalachian Trail/International This is the official site for the International Appalachian Trail, a group that seeks to build and maintain a foot trail extending between Mt. Katahdin, Maine, Mt. Carleton, New Brunswick, Mt. Jacques Cartier, Québec, and Cap Gaspé, Québec. Strong site include trail info, hiking narratives, access hints, more.
  • Bradbury Mountain - Located near Freeport in Pownal, this in axcellent place to Mtn Bike, Hike, or whatever.
  • Cobscook Bay Cobscook Bay is as far down east as you can get -- we're talking Lubec, Machias, that sort of thing. There's a terrific state park at Cobscook Bay, as well as some lands protected by the Nature Conservancy. That's where this link will take you.
  • Eastern Trail Imagine walking - or biking - mostly through off-road woodland trails from Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Bug Light Park on Casco Bay in South Portland. This is the vision of the Eastern Trail Alliance (ETA), whose members seek to reopen the first railroad corridor into Maine as a recreational greenway.
  • General Maine Chapter - Appalachian Mountain Club The Maine Chapter of the AMC was founded in 1956 as the Portland chapter. Today, the Chapter has more than 2800 members and is active throughout the state of Maine. It advocates strong conservation efforts within Maine and offers its members a full range of programs and activities. Site features informative trail reports, links -- emphasis on Maine's section of the White Mountains. Good site.
  • General Intro to the most popular hiking areas in Maine, including Katahdin, Camden Hills, Acadia, etc. Basic info. Site by MaineOutdoors.com.
  • General/Island Trails Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) manages recreational use of about 100 public and private islands along more than 300 miles of the Maine coast.
  • Grafton Loop Trail new trail in the Grafton Notch/Mahoosuc Range area, where previously only the AT offered a route for hikers. The Grafton Loop Trail is a much wilder, less-traveled offering. Incredible vistas await...unless you're slacking the AT, I'd suggest you spend your time on this trail, if only to avoid the crowds. Outstanding site, with trail info, photos, history, downloadable maps, etc. from the Maine Appalachian Trail Club.
  • Katahdin -- Abol Trail very good description and overview, gear list, etc. with complete photos for the steep scramble known as the Abol Trail. Excellent page on the SummitPost.org site.
  • Katahdin excellent photo journal of a windy, rainy July climb on the eastern route via Knife Edge. A must click for anyone who might underestimate what this peak can throw at you on a summer day. Site by Al Sayers has quite a few well done climb photo journals.
  • Katahdin here's an excellent narrative, complete with great photos, a few trail specs, via the Chimney Pond route. From the Natural Born Hikers.
  • Lakeland Trail Planned trail to link Lincoln, Maine with McAdam, New Brunswick.
  • Moosehead Lake Region Nice descriptions of numerous popular hikes, including Chairback Mountain, Mount Kineo, Moxie Falls, Barren Mountain, Big Moose Mountain, B-52, the incredible Gulf Hagas, and quite a few others.
  • Northern Maine some real wilderness here. Page of links by James A. Walker, Northern Maine Web Publishing.
  • Saco Bay Saco Bay Trails seeks to acquire permanent public access to recreational greenways in the Saco Bay area. Page links to trail descriptions & maps for 14 area trails. Good site.
  • Tumbledown Mountain all the details you'll need are on this page, with plenty of photos, directions, trail descriptions...excellent Tumbledown info on the SummitPost.org site.


Mountains of Maine Mountain Height (ft.) Height (m) Major mountains Mount Katahdin, Baxter Peak 5,268 1,606 Mount Katahdin, Hamlin Peak 4,756 1,450 Sugarloaf Mountain 4,250 1,295 Crocker Mountain 4,228 1,289 Old Speck Mountain 4,170 1,271 North Brother 4,151 1,265 Bigelow Mountain, West Peak 4,145 1,263 Saddleback Mountain 4,120 1,256 Bigelow Mountain, Avery Peak 4,090 1,247 Mount Abraham 4,050 1,234 Crocker Mountain, South Peak 4,050 1,234 Saddleback Mountain, the Horn 4,041 1,232 Mount Redington 4,010 1,222 Spaulding Mountain 4,010 1,222 South Brother 3,970 1,210 Snow Mountain 3,960 1,207 Goose Eye Mountain 3,870 1,180 Fort Mountain 3,861 1,177 White Cap Mountain 3,856 1,175 "Boundary Peak"[1] 3,855 1,175 Mount Bigelow, South Horn 3,805 1,160 Mount Coe 3,795 1,157 East Kennebago Mountain 3,791 1,155 Baldpate Mountain 3,785 1,154 Snow Mountain 3,784 1,153 Kennebago Divide 3,775 1,151 Elephant Mountain 3,772 1,150 Coburn Mountain 3,717 1,133 Black Nubble 3,710 1,130 West Kennebago Mountain 3,705 1,129 White Cap Mountain 3,654 1,114 Kibby Mountain 3,654 1,114 Boundary Bald Mountain 3,638 1,109 Traveler Mountain 3,551 1,082 Baker Mountain 3,520 1,073 Doubletop Mountain 3,489 1,063 Sunday River Whitecap 3,376 1,029 Big Spencer Mountain 3,206 977 Big Moose Mountain 3,196 974 Mount Blue 3,192 973 Puzzle Mountain 3,133 955 Sandy Bay Mountain 3,117 950 Saddleback Mountain 2,998 915 Moxie Mountain 2,930 895 Other mountains Borestone Mountain 2,200 671 Mount Kineo 1,789 545 Mars Hill Mountain 1,748 533 Cadillac Mountain 1,528 466 Mount Tire'm 1,060 323 Bauneg Beg Mountain 860 262 Mount Jefferson 753 230 Agamenticus 692 211