Goose Ridge Trail

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The trail weaves through a variety of forest types and follows Goosepecker Ridge, offering expansive views near Freedom Pond Road. It crosses a pipeline corridor with steep sections to the ridgeline. 
Trail Activity
3.6 miles, One Way
Moderate, Advanced
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass


The trail hugs a field edge before entering the woods and soon climbs steeply up a cleared pipeline corridor. The trail jogs right into the woods before again following the pipeline corridor to the ridgeline. The trail turns north and follows the top of Goosepecker Ridge through a variety of forest types and sloping fields with expansive views before coming out on to Freedom Pond Road near Freedom Village (red blazes). On the south end of the Goose Ridge trail, at Penny Road, the Goose Ridge trail continues and connects with the Northern Headwaters trail network.

Other Information

Please respect that this trail is on privately-owned property and help keep this open to the public. No overnight camping is allowed. A mid-section of this trail is closed Monday-Saturday (open on Sundays only) during deer rifle hunting season (typically October through November) but portions of the trail north from Penny Road and south from Freedom Pond Road are still accessible.

Trail Manager

Visit the Midcoast Conservancy website for more information or contact:

Midcoast Conservancy
290 US Route One
PO Box 439
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Phone: (207) 389-5150
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Trail Tips

Leave What You Find
Leave the trail work to the pros: they will add or remove blazes, cairns (stone trail markers), structures, and trail improvements as deemed necessary.

Trailhead Information

From the intersection of 220 and 137, take 220 south for 1.8 miles. Turn right at Freedom Pond Road. The trailhead is 1.0 miles along the road on the left-hand side. Parking is alongside the road.

Note: the trailhead for the Dave Rock trail is on the opposite (north) side of the road.

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