Bald Mountain Trail (Camden)

This 2.6-mile round trip trail travels through forested slopes and up exposed ledges to the “bald” summit. This trail offers visitors pristine views and a sense of solitude, and can be dangerous when wet or icy.
Trail Activity
1.40 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


At 1,280 feet, Bald Mountain is the fifth highest peak on the eastern seaboard and offers excellent views of Western Penobscot Bay and surrounding coastal mountains. Bald Mountain is also home to one of the midcoast’s largest rare subalpine natural communities. An interpretive sign near the summit helps describe this habitat and identifies some of the more unusual alpine plants found on the mountaintop.

Other Information

  • The preserve is open during daylight hours
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Groups of 12+, please contact the Land Trust before you visit

Prohibited Activities:

  • Camping and fires
  • Removal of native vegetation
  • Motorized and non-motorized vehicles (including horses and bicycles)

Trail Manager

For more information, visit Coastal Mountains Land Trust online, or contact:

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
101 Mount Battie Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: (207) 236-7091
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Pack it in, pack it out. This goes for trash, leftover food, toilet paper, and hygiene products. If you brought it into nature, please bring it out.
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Trailhead Information

From US-1 in Camden, take John Street 0.8 miles to Hosmer Pond Road (which becomes Barnestown Road after the Camden Snow Bowl). Follow 3.5 miles to the preserve parking lot on the left, just past Gillette Road.

This trailhead serves as a starting point for the Bald Mountain Trail, and the Georges Highland Path, which crosses Barnestown Road and continues up Ragged Mountain.

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October 08, 2020
Gorgeous views of the lakes and oceans! Well maintained trail. There are a few sections with difficult rock scrambles which were made harder by the fallen leaves. There are also sections at the top with sheer rock faces. Recommend good shoes and hiking poles (if you have bad knees like me).
Note: At the parking lot, it isn't obvious that you are at the Bald Mountain Trail as it is the trailhead for multiple trails. From the parking lot, you will follow the trail to cross the road, and then it is well marked from there.
August 16, 2020
Had a blast on this trail today! The walk was pleasant even if there were a couple rock scrambles, and the views were well worth it! There were plenty of wild blueberries and picturesque views that can only be described as "Maine." Enjoy!
July 08, 2018
This is a well marked trail with good parking at the trail head. We went on a sunny day in July and saw about 20 other folks and four dogs on the trail. The climb is fairly steep, and the views at the end are EXCELLENT. The trail maintainers have put flat stones to act somewhat like steps on the way up.
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Fragile Alpine Vegetation
This trail passes an area containing rare and fragile alpine plants, some of which grow on exposed rocks or in rock crevices. Please stay on trails and avoid stepping on plants or disturbing shallow soils. Please keep your pets on leash.

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