Douglas Mountain

MTF

Trailhead

Follow ME 107 north 5.6 miles from East Baldwin or 10 miles south from Bridgton. Turn onto Dyke Mountain Road. After 0.8 miles, turn left onto Douglas Mountain Road and follow signs for the parking area and trailheads.

There are two trailheads and one parking area. The second trailhead, located 0.2 miles farther up Douglas Mountain Road, is for drop-off/pick-up only.

Description

Douglas Mountain offers a a network of short but challenging trails that lead up to a stone observation tower with expansive views of the Maine Lake Region. The preserve has a rich history and was donated to the Town of Sebago from the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Eagle Scout Trail (1 mile, moderate):

This orange-blazed trail leaves from the parking area to join the Nature Trail from the east. For most of the way it shares or follows closely a snowmobile trail with stream crossings and moderately hilly terrain; however, when the trail turns away from the snowmobile trail to go up the mountain, the terrain becomes a steep uphill.

Nature Trail (0.7 mile loop, moderate):

This red-blazed trail loop leaves from summit area to circle the top of Douglas Mountain and connect with the Eagle Scout Trail. Several steep up and down hills make this moderately difficult terrain. Ledges and an overlook provide some of the interesting features of this trail.

Woods Trail (0.4 miles, moderate):

This green-blazed trail leaves from drop-off point on Douglas Mountain Road. It is perhaps the easiest trail to the summit with fewer steep sections. During the winter, the trail also provides snowmobile access to the summit.

Ledges Trail (0.25 miles, moderate):

The yellow-blazed trail leaves from the trailhead and drop off point on Douglas Mountain Road, providing the shortest trail to the summit. Side trails offer  connection to the Woods Trail as well as alternative routes up the ledges.

Other Information

A suggested donation of $3.00 per vehicle is requested at the parking lot kiosk to help with the cost of maintaining the trails.

The preserve is open for daytime use only. Fires and pets are prohibited. Vehicles, including bicycles, are also prohibited, with the exception of snowmobiles on specially designated trails.

Hunting is allowed in season, so please wear blaze orange October through December.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Town of Sebago online, or contact:

Town of Sebago
406 Bridgton Road, Sebago, ME 04029
Phone: (207) 787-2457

Comments (1) Add Comment

avatar tonerspillSeptember 2, 2013, 1:08 am EST

I went up the orignal trail where the parking used to be, it's steep and a workout, but worth it for the view. The tower was in decent shape, but unfortunately they had to remove the horizon profile plaque when it was vandalized and it hasn't been reattached yet.

Post a Comment

Sign in or Sign up for a free account to post comments.

Stone observation tower.
Stone observation tower.
Photo courtesy:Center for Community GIS

This trail offers a steep climb with spectacular views at the top. Much of the trail is forested with openings in the higher elevations. Some parts of the trail can be wet with challenging stream crossings.

Quick Facts

Activity
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Snowshoeing
TownSebago
DifficultyModerate, Advanced
Length2.8 miles, Network
SurfaceDirt/Forest Floor
PetsNot Permitted
FeesYes
Other ActivitiesNone

Current Weather

April 16, 2014
weather icon
light snow
31°F feels like 24°F

Wind:
From the West at 8 MPH Gusting to 22 MPH
Humidity:
82%
Dew Point:
26°F

Source:
Weather Underground
5-Day Forecast

Nearby Geocaches

Geocaching.com

Check for nearby geocaches to Douglas Mountain.

Give today and help Maine Trail Finder make new trails available to you.

Connect on Facebook