Haystack Mountain Trail (Liberty)

The trail weaves through a variety of forest habitats and a short spur trail offers beautiful panoramic views from the top of Haystack Mountain. Also includes a children's book on signposts along the trail; the book changes seasonally.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
1.10 miles, Loop
Liberty, Montville
Dirt/Forest Floor


The trail weaves through sections of oak, pine, and birch forest. The short spur trail to the summit is on private land is recently closed to the public. The trail includes a children's book that changes seasonally on signposts along the trail to support family literacy, thanks to partnership with Regional School District #3. blue blazes

Other Information

Please respect that this trail is on privately owned property and help keep this open to the public.

This trail can be slippery due to leaves on the trail in fall and early winter. No overnight camping is allowed. We recommend that hikers wear blaze orange when using SWLA trails during deer rifle hunting season (typically October-November).

Trail Manager

Visit the Midcoast Conservancy website for more information or contact:

Midcoast Conservancy

Midcoast Conservancy
290 US Route One
PO Box 439
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Phone: (207) 389-5150
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Respect trail closures.
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Trailhead Information

From Rte 3 between South China and Belfast, take Rt. 220 south for 0.8 miles. Turn left at the sign for the Vena M. Roberts Memorial Ball Field. Park in the parking lot behind Walker Health Center in Liberty. The trailhead is at the far corner, past the ball field.

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July 11, 2022
My daughter and I were in Liberty for a camping weekend and discovered this great little hike. It was perfect for a morning before we got on the road. When parking in the parking lot by the health center, the trail head can be a little hard to find. There is no arrow on the sign by the porta potty so we were scratching our heads wondering where to go as there were just recreational fields around us. Go the left of the ball field and keep going back to the left hand most corner where you will see a sign. Have fun!
August 23, 2020
Hiked with with our 1 yo daughter and small dog. Was a great hike with no bugs! Blueberries everywhere at the top, and though past their prime, still very yummy.
October 15, 2018
Quick little hike with rewarding views. Can pack a picnic for the top, I wanted to stay up there for hours. Can do in sneakers, just be careful for wet leaves/rocks. Trail starts behind ball field, the trail map displayed on here does a good job at showing you which way to go from the parking lot. Marked with blue trail markers but some are fading so be careful of where you're walking and keep your head up to ensure you're still on the trail. Cleanest porta potty I've ever been in on site next to the parking lot.
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