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
Length
1.4 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Camden
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

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 Mountain Land Trust

Coastal Mountain Land Trust
101 Mount Battie Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: (207) 236-7091
info@coastalmountains.org
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Trail Tips

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Respect natural resources, cultural and historic items, and wildlife by looking rather than touching.
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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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annealid
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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Ecology
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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