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Monument Hill

This rewarding hike leads to the top of Monument Hill, so named for the Civil War monument located near the top where there are great views of Androscoggin Lake and the surrounding area.
Trail Activity
Length
1.0 mile, Loop
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Leeds
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Two almost parallel trails split just after the trailhead to provide a mile long loop to the top of Monument Hill, where there are excellent views of Androscoggin Lake and the surrounding area. The trails are of a moderately steep grade. The hill is so named for a Civil War peace monument erected in the late 1800s by local resident Major General Oliver Otis Howard who was himself in the Civil War. Letters transcribed at the kiosk highlight some of the history of the moment and the Howard brothers. In more recent times there was also a fire tower on the hill, but now that has been removed.

Trail Manager

For more information contact:

Town of Leeds
PO Box 206
8 Community Drive
Leeds, ME 04263
Phone: (207) 524-5171
townofleeds@fairpoint.net
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Pack it in, pack it out. This goes for trash, leftover food, toilet paper, and hygiene products. If you brought it into nature, please bring it out.
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Trailhead Information

Monument Hill is most easily reached off of ME Route 106 or ME Route 219 in Leeds. From ME Route 219, take North Road (approximately a half mile west of the ME Route 219/ME Route 106 intersection). Follow North Road for 2.4 miles and look for the trailhead sign and pullout on the left.

Coming from US Route 201, take ME Route 106 north just over 6 miles to Leeds and turn left onto Church Hill Road. In another mile, turn onto North Road. Follow North Road for just under a mile and look for the trailhead sign and pullout on the right.

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Heather Dolstra
June 22, 2018
The return trail leaves from the granite overlook and is not marked. Do not make the mistake of following the BIG YELLOW ARROW which is at the turn off to the Monument. (which will take you to the wrong side of the Hill)
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