Mount Pisgah Conservation Area Trails

This loop is made up of the Tower Trail, Blueberry Trail, and the Ledges Trail, that meet each other at a former Maine Forest Service fire tower that is accessible to the public, providing a wonderful 360-degree view.
Trail Activity
Length
4.4 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Towns
Wayne, Winthrop
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

HIGH USE TRAIL:

This is a busy trail system, especially on weekends between 9AM-4PM. Consider visiting outside of peak periods. Use Maine Trail Finder to identify other nearby trails. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, please choose another trail. Be considerate of your fellow trail enthusiasts - pass at safe distances, wear masks, and move on from viewpoints if others are waiting.

The fire tower allows visitors to view Mt. Washington and the Camden Hills on a clear day. The trails are moderately difficult, including some elevation gain through a conifer-hardwood forest that includes many old sugar maples. The Mount Pisgah Conservation Area contains over 1,000 acres of permanently conserved land, including 94-acre Mount Pisgah Fire Tower property, owned by the Town of Winthrop.

The moderate Tower Trail (0.7 miles) passes by gnarly old sugar maples and climbs to the 60-foot tower, which is open to the public.

The Blueberry Trail (1.3 miles), on KLT-owned land, features stone walls, former fields now grown up to woodlands, and wintertime views to eastern hills. The trail crosses a small clearing which was used as a seasonal cattle pasture and has been cleared to encourage the growth of wild blueberries.

The Ledges Trail (1.4 miles) allows for a longer loop connecting the Tower Trail with the Blueberry Trail on a ridge line north of the summit. The trail winds through a dense forest of hemlock and mixed hardwoods descending to a point at 590 ft on the northern ridgeline of Mt. Pisgah. The trail then heads south and crosses a small stream with impressive ledges to the west of the trail.

Other Information

Snowmobiles permitted only on clearly-marked trails.

Trail Manager

For more information about the land or the trails, visit the Kennebec Land Trust online, or contact:

Kennebec Land Trust

Kennebec Land Trust
PO Box 261
Winthrop, ME 04364
Phone: (207) 377-2848
info@tklt.org
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Trail Tips

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Respect other trail users and be courteous when passing.
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Trailhead Information

From ME-133 in Wayne turn south onto Fairbanks Road. At the end, turn left onto the Mt. Pisgah Road. Travel south about 1.7 miles – the parking lot is on the left.

From ME-202, turn onto North Main Street and go into North Monmouth. After about 0.7 miles, turn right on New Road, which becomes Mt. Pisgah Road. Continue for approximately 1.6 miles – the parking lot is on the right.

"No Parking" restrictions are in place alongside the roadway to help with crowding and traffic/road safety. DO NOT park on abutting property of the neighbors or block access to their property.

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paulabourque
February 22, 2021
We snowshoed this on a snowy February day and it took the Tower Road up (next time would take Tower Trail, (had to share the road with snowmobiles). Climbed the tower for spectacular views of the White Mountains, including Mt. Washington. It was cloudy but visibility was good. Took the Blueberry trail back down, though there was a lot of uphill for that descent!! Good workout in a beautiful location.
traildogs2
December 31, 2020
Very pretty hike. We went up the Blueberry Trail, backtracked to the Ledges Trail and then hit the Tower Trail. It made for a very nice loop. Views are wonderful from the Fire Tower. Lots of stone walls. Trails are well marked with blazes on trees; unfortunately someone has scribbled on the trail maps at various junctions so where it says "you are here" is no longer obvious on maps - you have to make a best guess.
ajmorgan82014
August 06, 2020
This place is great. Very obvious why it's such a popular spot. It was still pretty busy in the middle of the week fyi.
They also added the Ledges trail. I attached a current map under the pictures for this trail.
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