When you’re planning your next outdoor adventure getaway, consider southern Maine and a day on the Mt. Agamenticus Trails. Coastal Maine is prime outdoor adventure real estate full of beautiful ocean view, pristine wooded landscapes, and fresh air unlike anywhere else. Before you go, you’ll need a guide, though. We think this is the only guide to the Mt. Agamenticus trails you’ll need.
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Your Definitive Guide to Mt. Agamenticus Trails
Before you start out on your Mt. Agamenticus hike, refer to our trail guide to see which trail is the best for your particular ability or interest. There are many great trails from which to choose! Some are short and some are longer for those in search of a challenge. If you’re the outdoorsy type, then any one of these Mt. Agamenticus trails needs to be on your vacation to-do list.
Trails at the Base
The Ring Trail is a moderate to difficult trail meant for both hiking and mountain biking. You’ll encounter a few rocky areas on the way up, and the eastern part of the trail is both steep and rocky. You’ll come across old ski runs and wander through a hardwood forest. The 1.5-mile trail should take you about 40 minutes.
Goosefoot is another moderate to difficult trail. With exposed bedrock with some steep portions, this half-mile trail is a good warm-up for some of the trails to the summit. Trivia: goosefoot is a small tree variety that commonly grows along the trail!
The Wintergreen Trail is has a moderate rating for its relatively easy slope and cooler temperature. Named after a common ground-floor plant, the Wintergreen Trail is just under a half-mile and is an easy way to the base of Mt. Agamenticus.
The Fisher Trail is a short trail full of switchbacks to the summit. At just a quarter of a mile, you can expect a shaded trek thanks to the hemlock forest going up the mountain. This trail has a moderate rating and should take you about 10-15 minutes each way.
The Blueberry Bluff Trail is as it sounds! The steep, difficult-rated trail is just over a quarter of a mile, but exposed bedrock and rocky portions make it more of a challenge. The rewards are gorgeous views of the ocean and nearby Pawtuckaway Mountain. Plus, you may just find some blueberries on your way up!
The Big A Trail is an easy one-mile trek that loops around the summit. It’s currently under construction, but typically would take about 20 minutes to complete!
The Witch Hazel Trail is a moderate-rated trail with a few rocks and features an old hemlock and uncommon-for-the-area chestnut oak. This trail is only a tenth of a mile long, so it’s just a quick jaunt.
The Sweet Fern Trail is a difficult, quarter-mile trail with steep bedrock that becomes slippery in the rain. The trail used to be a ski run, but has since been taken back by nature, including the pleasantly scented sweet fern.
The Vulture’s View Trail is another difficult trail comprised of steep, exposed bedrock that becomes slippery in the rain. The hike is worth it if you’re capable, as gorgeous views reward you to the northwest. It’s one of the few local areas you can see Mount Washington, on a clear day.
Kick Off Your Hiking Boots
When you’re worn out from an afternoon of hiking Mt. Agamenticus, come kick off your boots with us here at Dockside Guest Quarters! Our comfortable rooms are the perfect solution to tired legs and sore feet. You’ll love feeling like you’re right at home, so browse our available rooms! Let us be your host for the best southern Maine vacation you’ve ever had.