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The trailhead is located at a rest area on the west side of ME-11, approximately 12.5 miles north of Portage and 7.5 miles south of Eagle Lake. The trail begins in the woods of the southwest corner of the rest area, 30 yards from the edge of the parking lot. The rest area has very nice restrooms and three sheltered picnic tables.


The Hedgehog Mountain Trail is a forest floor hiking trail leading up the south ridge of Hedgehog Mountain. Though the trail is relatively short, only 0.75 miles to the summit, it is fairly steep and is a good workout. Shortly after the trail begins, it leads through the yard of an old hunting camp. Once the summit is reached, hikers can relax at a picnic table and enjoy the splendid view of the North Maine Woods, Portage Lake, Fish River, and St. Froid Lake to the south and west. On clear days, Carr Pond Mountain can be seen to the southwest, as well as Deboullie Mountain and Black Mountain to the northwest.

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This is a carry-in, carry-out area; please be respectful. 

Trail Manager

For more information about the Hedgehog Mountain Trail, contact:

Hedgehog Mountain Land Trust
PO Box 250
Eagle Lake, ME 04788


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