Cliff Trail

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These well loved trails include both a rugged trail atop 150-foot cliffs, and a half-mile accessible trail along Strawberry Creek.
Trail Activity
Accessible Adventure Hiking Walking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
2.30 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Rock/Ledge
Permitted on leash


This preserve features an inclusive 0.4-mile shoreline trail along tidal Strawberry Creek with a nice view of the cascade and a resting area. This section of the trail was updated in 2021 to make a smooth wide path that is inclusive and accessible for individuals with limited mobility or who use mobility devices. It's hard-packed gravel surface is 4 feet wide, and has a maximum slope of under 8%, the steepest grade is at the Strawberry Creek view point (a wooden platform).

Beyond the inclusive trail is a rugged backcountry style trail with spectacular views from 150-foot cliffs overlooking Long Reach. Fairy house zones provide children with a place for play and creativity. Unbroken, preserved forests stretch to the east and south of Long Reach. The Reach itself is a submerged valley that is now tidal mudflats. Across the Reach is the 90-acre Long Reach Preserve. 

Learn about Aggie and Molly's visit to the Cliff Trail with Aggie using her wheelchair at MTF Stories!
And, read about MTF Accessibility Ambassador Enock Glidden's visit to the rail trail using his wheelchair at MTF Stories too!

Other Information


  • Dogs allowed on leash 10am - 4pm daily. All other times, dogs are off-leash if under owner control at all other times. Under owner control is defined as dog is within sight and returns upon command.
  • No motorized vehicles allowed, other than wheelchairs and authorized vehicles.
  • This trail is not designed for bicycles - please ride elsewhere.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Town of Harpswell Recreation Department website, or contact:

Town of Harpswell
PO Box 39
263 Mountain Road
Harpswell, Maine 04079
Phone: (207) 833-5771 x108
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Find out about and follow any local regulations and respect landowners’ property.

Trailhead Information

Trailhead is located behind the Harpswell Town Office (263 Mountain Road), which is 1.3 miles east on Mountain Road from it's junction with ME-123, and 1.3 miles west on Mountain Road from it's junction with ME-24.

There is ample parking at the trailhead.

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