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Wilbur Preserve at Cox's Head

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A short hike to spectacular views of the Kennebec estuary from historic Cox's head
Trail Activity
Hiking
Length
0.6 miles, Round Trip
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Phippsburg
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This short but spectacular trail runs from near the shore on Atkins Bay to the summit of historic Cox’s Head, site of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 fortifications. The trail is a scramble over granite ledges with steep drop offs. 

Other Information

The Wilbur Preserve at Cox's Head was donated to the land trust in 2010 by the Rankin family.

Young children should be closely supervised. 

Trail Manager

Visit Phippsburg Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Phippsburg Land Trust
PO Box 123
Phippsburg, ME 04562
Phone: (207) 443-5993
information@phippsburglandtrust.org
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!

Trailhead Information

Follow the Parker Head Road to the intersection of the Cox’s Head Road. Follow the Cox’s Head Road to the intersection of the Green Point Road. Follow the Green Point Road (right) to the shore. A grassy parking area can be found on the northern side of the road.

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