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Ridgewell Preserve

This 46 acre preserve offers access to some lovely views of Seguin Island and the Atlantic.
Trail Activity
Hiking
Length
5.2 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Phippsburg
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The trail (orange) begins at Pride Rock Way, off Route 209, and passes by a marsh before ascending through woodlands to a ridge where a trail (white) leads to “Dinosaur Rocks” on town property. From the rocks, a short walk leads to the Seguin Island overlook. The main trail (white blazed) leads through a large pitch pine stand, through a Town Forest, and through Bates College lands to Route 209 (Popham Road). Trail maps are available at the trailhead.

Trail Manager

Visit Phippsburg Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Phippsburg Land Trust

Phippsburg Land Trust
PO Box 123
Phippsburg, ME 04562
Phone: (207) 443-5993
information@phippsburglandtrust.org
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Make a small campsite, preferably where there is no vegetation.
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Trailhead Information

Drive south on Rte. 209 (Main Rd.), 3.3 Miles south of the Center Store turn left onto Pride Rock Way. The Ridgewell trail-head is on the south edge of the turnaround.

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mtf4mic
March 20, 2021
There are more trails than what is on the map here. At the south end of the Town Forest, there is another loop with views over the marsh. We did the perimeter trails and down to the road at the south end including the loop down there, then to Dinosaur Rocks for just over 6 miles. The blazes were redone recently but some of the trail on the south side of the rectangle is a bit overgrown. Easier to follow in winter than it was in September. It's easy to miss the turn at the south east corner. Then be sure to follow the stone wall at that section until you see the trail blazes when the trail turns to the west. The change in trees and vegetation is pretty interesting on this hike. Trail maps showing all the trails were hung at most intersections. Enjoy!
trail hound
July 15, 2020
I agree with the other comment. Do not do blue trail unless you have some good experience with trail hiking. Overgrown trails and not marked well at all. The other trails are well marked and worth the hike... ESPECIALLY THE DINOSAUR ROCKS TRAIL(a must)! Parking is just across from trailhead. Hard to see coming from the south but there is a parking sign.
bigrem
October 14, 2019
FYI Parking and trail entrance is at the road. Do not follow the dirt road up the hill.

The blue trail markers are a bit too dark so they are hard to see and the trail is overgrown. The other trails were clear and easily marked. Nice simple hike
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