Haystack Mountain Trail (Liberty)

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The trail weaves through a variety of forest habitats and a short spur trail offers beautiful panoramic views from the top of Haystack Mountain. Also includes a children's book on signposts along the trail; the book changes seasonally.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
1.10 miles, Loop
Liberty, Montville
Dirt/Forest Floor


The trail weaves through sections of oak, pine, and birch forest. The short spur trail to the summit is on private land is recently closed to the public. The trail includes a children's book that changes seasonally on signposts along the trail to support family literacy, thanks to partnership with Regional School District #3. blue blazes

Other Information

Please respect that this trail is on privately owned property and help keep this open to the public.

This trail can be slippery due to leaves on the trail in fall and early winter. No overnight camping is allowed. We recommend that hikers wear blaze orange when using SWLA trails during deer rifle hunting season (typically October-November).

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

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.

Trailhead Information

From Rte 3 between South China and Belfast, take Rt. 220 south for 0.8 miles. Turn left at the sign for the Vena M. Roberts Memorial Ball Field. Park in the parking lot behind Walker Health Center in Liberty. The trailhead is at the far corner, past the ball field.

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