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Garcelon Wildlife Management Area South

Many offshoot trails from the main road provide numerous options for exploring these remote forests in close vicinity to the bustle of the State's capital.
Trail Activity
Hiking Walking Mountain-biking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
Length
9.2 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Towns
Augusta, Windsor
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This large area of wilderness contains a number of attractive ponds, numerous marshes and swamps, and miles of undeveloped frontage on Lower Togus Pond. The main road bisecting the preserve is a wide dirt road, with several offshoot trails - of varying quality - that head off in loops to the southeast. Highlights of the area are Moody Pond, Wellman Pond, and Givens Hill, which rises to 550 feet in elevation, making it one of the higher points in the area. The waterfront area on Lower Togus Pond is also worth visiting, but be prepared to bushwhack, as there are no trails to the west of Mud Mill Road.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website, or contact:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041
Phone: (207) 287-8000
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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

SOUTH ENTRANCE/MUD MILL ROAD
Head east on ME-17 out of Augusta. 5.1 miles from ME-9, take a left on Mud Hill Road. Go 1.8 miles to the end of Mud Hill Road where there is space to park.

NORTH ENTRANCE/SOUTH BELFAST AVE
Head west on ME-105 (South Belfast Ave) out of downtown Augusta. 7 miles from the traffic circle just east of the river, and about 1.5 miles past the bridge over Togus Pond, look for Mud Mill Road on the right. There is room for a few cars to park off ME-105.

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