Maine - Outdoor Activities

Maine has approximately 1,836 trails, including 1,275 hiking trails and 568 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 134 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Katahdin via the Knife Edge, Katahdin—The Knife Edge Loop Trail and Pleasant Mountain Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Maine was Cathi M. who completed Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Wells Division.

  • Precipice TrailView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 4
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A dramatic and strenuous cliff climb to the top of Champlain Mountain, this is arguably the most difficult trail—and one of the most spectacular—in ...

  • Mount Katahdin via the Knife EdgeView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Millinocket, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to the top of Mount Katahdin along a granite ridge called the Knife Edge. One of the most spectacular and breathtaking hikes in the ...

  • Beehive TrailView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A nearly vertical climb up the 520-foot Beehive using iron rungs rewards you with spectacular close-up views of Sand Beach, Great Head, and the ...

  • Mount Katahdin - Maine HighpointView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Millinocket, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  8 to 10 hours
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 22nd. Mount Katahdin’s (kuh-TAHD-uhn) summit, Baxter Peak, marks the northern terminus of the 2,160 mile (3,456 km) ...

  • Cadillac South Ridge Trail and Eagles Crag LoopView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the longest trails in Acadia, this hike provides fine views along Cadillac’s open south ridge, the chance to see raptors soar at Eagles ...

  • Cadillac North Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The open north ridge of Cadillac Mountain provides expansive views of Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor, and the Porcupine Islands. In season, naturalists ...

  • North and South BaldfaceView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Fryeburg , ME

    • Hiking  
    •  7 hours
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    While both North and South Baldface top out at less than 4,000 feet, this hike near Evans Notch contains a long stretch of hiking over open ledges. ...

  • Gulf Hagas TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Benson, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  6 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Described as the “Grand Canyon of Maine,” Gulf Hagas is a deep gorge where rushing water continues to erode and smooth the slate walls that surround ...

  • Acadia National Park Carriage Trail: The Eagle Lake LoopView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    •  1 hour
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Within Acadia are mountains, rivers, lakes, and over 55 miles of gated gravel roads for the cyclist to explore. This ride gives you only a glimpse ...

  • Cadillac West Face TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This rugged climb, once known as the Steep Trail, can be treacherous, especially when wet, because it doesn’t have the man-made handholds and ...

  • Parsons Way TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Kennebunkport, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A cliff walk around the bold shorefront of Cape Arundel to Spouting Rock and Blowing Cave, with dramatic views of the ocean. Parsons Way is named ...

  • Acadia National Park CruiseView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    • Road Biking  
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    The carriage paths lacing Acadia National Park, on Maine's famous Mount Desert Island, are one of Acadia's unique features. These dirt roads, ...

  • Acadia Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Southwest Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to 681-foot Acadia Mountain follows one of the older trails in the park and leads to a beautiful outlook of Somes Sound and toward nearby ...

  • Schoodic Head TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Winter Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A series of four short trails go up and around the distinctive Schoodic Head, allowing for a variety of loop or out-and-back hikes.The loop described ...

  • Borestone MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Monson, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to an exposed mountain summit in a National Audubon Society sanctuary. Borestone is an impressive mountain with fine views in ...

  • Great Wass IslandView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Beals, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike on the shore of a relatively undeveloped island managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). This 1,540-acre TNC island preserve is not ...

  • Cadillac Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Acadia National Park, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A relatively long hike over open ledges to the summit of Mount Desert Island’s highest mountain. There are great views during most of this hike. ...

  • Bradbury Mountain State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Freeport, ME

    •  1 hour
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Great mountain biking exists just four miles from the popular outlet shopping center of Freeport, Maine. The ride begins on an easy doubletrack ...

  • Chimney PondView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Millinocket, ME

    •  1-3 Days
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Surrounded on three sides by soaring granite cliffs, Chimney Pond sits in the mountainous heart of Baxter State Park. Overhead looms mile-high ...

  • Jordan Pond Path (Jordan Pond Shore Trail)View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Northeast Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    On this hike you will have expansive views of Jordan Pond, the Bubbles, and Jordan Cliffs, as well as a chance to glimpse a colorful merganser ...

  • Gorham Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Bar Harbor, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a classic Acadia hike to a 525-foot peak with sweeping views of Great Head, Sand Beach, Otter Cliff, Champlain Mountain, and the Beehive. ...

  • Dodge Point TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Wiscasset, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    With more than 500 acres and over 8000 feet of frontage on the tidal waters of the Damariscotta River, the Dodge Point Public Reserve is a four-season ...

  • Dedham Bald MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Dedham, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike up a lone mountain to an abandoned fire tower and superb views. Dedham Bald Mountain is not as popular as some of the more well-known ...

  • Quoddy Head State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Lubec, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike along the top of a spectacular seaside bluff at the easternmost point of the United States. The Bay of Fundy has the strongest tides in ...

  • East Point Sanctuary TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Saco, ME

    • Hiking  
    •  45 minutes
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Although this Audubon Sanctuary is relatively small at a mere 30 acres, the views it offers are big and sweeping. The trail passes by rocky cliffs ...

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