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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

Visit the Town of Sebago online for more information or contact:

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

Comments

lee October 19, 2015, 2:32 pm EDT

These are very well maintained trails. We hiked in mid-autumn and the colors were great. A little bit of chill in the air probably kept the trails fairly uncrowded but I did encounter 3 other parties. We parked and walked up the street to the ledges trail. It was steep but quick to the top and the observation tower had great 360 degree views that included a snowy Mt Washington, Lake Sebago (and other lakes), and great new england autumn colors. We descended via the Nature trail and hooked up to Eagle Scout back to the parking lot. It took about 30 minutes to the top, and maybe an hour down. I also had ha dog with me and there are signs to pick up after your dog - so it's very dog friendly despite what this page says under "quick facts". As always have your dog either leashed or under voice control. My dog was friendly to the other hikers but stayed close to me the whole time and wasn't bothersome. As for the parking fee - it's a suggested donation of $3 so pay if you can. I paid $5, others may not be able to break a $20 and choose to pay another time.

angerydad July 28, 2015, 4:26 pm EDT

THIS PLACE IS VERY DOG FRIENDLY!!! Just pick up after them and leash them up when you encounter other folks. Kids picked blueberries (LOTS OF THEM) and 85 yr old grand mother made it up to the stone tower and back with no trouble. Please be honest and pay the $3.00 parking fee. Watched two separate cars pull in and the parties got out and just walked off. The 1st one was a Subaru with NH plates and a "Hillary '16" sticker on one side of the rear bumper and "Coexist" on the other. My 12 yr old even asked her if she had a parking pass to which she responded "No." Oh well, I guess she's entitled to free recreation. All in all, a fun adventure for the amateur hiker.

mkane3 April 21, 2015, 11:16 am EDT

Walked the Eagle Scout Trail on the morning of 4/19. A little muddy and still snowy in some areas but otherwise a great hike! Trails were well marked.

sabre2up August 22, 2014, 3:03 pm EDT

I didn't see anything about no dogs at the parking lot or anywhere else until I got to this site so my well behave Lab was with me. I had a leash and a poop bag just in case.I took the Eagle Scout Trail up, went around by the ledges and than up to the tower. I had the trail to myself all the way up and saw no other people until I got to the tower. I came back down the woods trail which is the way I used to go up about 15 years ago. I enjoyed the Eagle Trail very much. A pleasant hike up a well marked trail. I'm older with an artificial knee and I didn't have any real problems.

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