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
Snowshoeing Hiking
1.00 mile, Loop
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


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
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Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Be aware of and limit the noise you and your group generate. Enjoy the sounds of nature.
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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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June 01, 2021
I moved to the surrounding area of Monument Hill in 2003 and have been up to the original monument many times. The views from the ledges are great. Someone does need to take better care of the Flag put up there, it looks pretty ragged at times!
April 11, 2021
Easy, well kept trail, great for a quick nature walk with a family(including young children) and great view from the ledges edge. The trail is now marked with red markings both up and back.
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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