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Bald Mountain Trail (Camden)

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This 2.6-mile round trip trail travels through forested slopes and up exposed ledges to the “bald” summit. This trail offers visitors pristine views and a sense of solitude, and can be dangerous when wet or icy.
Trail Activity
1.4 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


At 1,280 feet, Bald Mountain is the fifth highest peak on the eastern seaboard and offers excellent views of Western Penobscot Bay and surrounding coastal mountains. Bald Mountain is also home to one of the midcoast’s largest rare subalpine natural communities. An interpretive sign near the summit helps describe this habitat and identifies some of the more unusual alpine plants found on the mountaintop.

Other Information

  • The preserve is open during daylight hours
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Groups of 12+, please contact the Land Trust before you visit

Prohibited Activities:

  • Camping and fires
  • Removal of native vegetation
  • Motorized and non-motorized vehicles (including horses and bicycles)

Trail Manager

For more information, visit Coastal Mountains Land Trust online, or contact:

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
101 Mount Battie Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: (207) 236-7091
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.

Trailhead Information

From US-1 in Camden, take John Street 0.8 miles to Hosmer Pond Road (which becomes Barnestown Road after the Camden Snow Bowl). Follow 3.5 miles to the preserve parking lot on the left, just past Gillette Road.

This trailhead serves as a starting point for the Bald Mountain Trail, and the Georges Highland Path, which crosses Barnestown Road and continues up Ragged Mountain.

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