Dunn's Depot Trail

The Dunn’s Depot Trail runs down the west bank of the Royal River through mature hardwood flood plain forests; it is a quiet, primitive alternative to the trails at Old Town House Park.
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
0.90 miles, Network
North Yarmouth
Dirt/Forest Floor, Other


The trail is open for walking, snowshoes, or other primitive uses. Bikes are not allowed. The trails includes a half-mile trail through the woods, and a loop that travels 0.4 miles along the river. There are some bridges with open grids; due to the openings, these bridges are not suitable for dogs, bikes, or small children. Please respect the close proximity of neighbors and keep dogs on leash or under strict voice control. Accessibility to the trail is limited by the steep drive from the parking area (boat launch) and the need to cross busy Route 9 before entering the woods.

Other Information

Please observe the following rules while visiting Dunn's Depot Trail:

  • No bikes.
  • Hunting is prohibited by Homeowners’ Association deeds. Regardless, hikers should always wear blaze orange during hunting season, on all hikes.
  • Please respect various postings on private abutting land.
  • Dogs are welcome, but on leash or voice control with strict attention to pet waste removal; bridges on the trail have open grids and are not suitable for many dogs.

Trail Manager

The trail is open to the public due to a conservation easement held by the Royal River Conservation Trust. Owned by the Dunn’s Depot Homeowners’ Association, most trail maintenance is provided by the Royal River Snowmobile Club.

Royal River Conservation Trust

Royal River Conservation Trust
PO Box 90
52 North Road
Yarmouth ME 04096
Phone: (207) 847-9399
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Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Use only small pieces of dead and down wood for campfires and let them burn down to ash. Please extinguish your campfire before leaving.
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Trailhead Information

Parking for Dunn’s Depot Trail is available at the town’s Route 9 boat launch; the trail begins on the opposite side of Route 9, leaving the shoulder of Route 9 or leaving from the paved staging area for the Fire Department’s dry hydrant on the edge of the river. Do not park in the dry hydrant area.

GPS Address: 512 Memorial Highway (512 State Route 9), North Yarmouth, ME

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