East Grand Highlands Hiking Trail

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Scenic overlook trail following an old logging road to the top of a ridge with a picnic area and expansive views of East Grand Lake, Eastern Maine, and Western New Brunswick.
Trail Activity
Length
3.2 miles, Round Trip
Difficulty
Moderate
Towns
Danforth, Weston
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Rock/Ledge, Grass
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This overlook trail climbs a moderate incline for 1.6 miles towards a scenic overlook. The trail consists mostly of a grassed in gravel logging road and has very good footing. A large glacial erratic, know as 'rolling rock' lies just off the trail on the left about one-third of the way up. At the overlook there is a viewing platform and picnic table. Views consist of Eastern Maine, East Grand Lake, and Western New Brunswick, Canada. Round trip is 3.2 miles.

Future trails will add about 8 miles, circumnavigating the glacial lake at the base of the ridge.

Trail Manager

For more information and a printable map of the preserve please visit Woodie Wheaton Land Trust's website.

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust
2 Grove Road
Forest City, ME 04413
Phone: (207) 448-3250
wwltoffice@gmail.com
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Use common sense. If it seems like a bad idea, it probably is.

Trailhead Information

From Danforth: take US-1 south about 2.5 miles to the trailhead on the left (east side) of US-1. The parking lot and trail kiosk are easily visible from US-1. If you reach the Greenland Cove Road you have gone too far.

Plenty of parking is available at this trailhead.

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