Holden Community Learning Trails

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With trails for all ability levels, this network of trails provides a wooded retreat with benches and interpretive signs along the way to enhance the trail user experience.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing Walking Hiking
1.2 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone


This network of easy to moderate trails in Holden loop through woodlands with interpretive panels highlighting animals and plants. Benches along the network can be used to sit and enjoy the tranquility of the woods but also function to provide outdoor classroom space for the nearby school. The Washburn trail is provides a stone crushed path accessible to users of all physical ability levels while the other trails leading back into the woods provide more moderate terrain with exposed roots and natural, sometimes wet natural surface trails.  

There is also a trail connection to the adjacent Red Barn Campground.

Trail Manager

Visit the Town of Holden online for more information or contact:

Town of Holden
570 Main Road
Holden, ME 04429
Phone: (207) 843-5151
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.

Trailhead Information

The Holden Community Learning Trails are accessed from the Holden Elementary School on US Route 1A in Holden. Coming from Bangor it is 3.3 miles on US Route 1A on the left. From Ellsworth, the Holden Elementary School is 2 miles past the US Route 1A intersection with ME Route 46 on the right.

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