Twin Bridges Preserve

These short gentle trails through the woods include scenic sections along the Crooked River, with pleasant places to stop and take in the view along the riverbank.
Trail Activity
Hiking Walking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
Length
5.0 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Otisfield
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Many short, wooded trails offer unlimited options for exploring this property. From the parking lot, the Pierce Trail heads south, paralleling the river for 0.15 miles before coming to the junction. To the right, a short spur, the Pottle Trail, leads to a view point along the river; the Pierce Trail continues to the left, giving access to the rest of the trail network. From the Pierce Trail, five other trails cross the property to the trail on its east boundary, the Holden Loop. The 0.4 mile Harkins Trail, the first right after the Pottle Trail, heads to and then along the river before meeting back up again with the Pierce Trail.

Other Information

The Twin Bridges Preserve is one of many preserves that are a part of the Crooked River Forest. WFLT continues to partner with other organizations to protect lands in the Crooked River watershed, with an over-arching goal of protecting a forested watershed for a variety of ecosystem services including water quality. Over 200,000 households, 1/6th of Maine, rely upon clean drinking water from the Sebago Lake Reservoir, which is fed by the Crooked River and other tributaries within the greater Sebago Lake Watershed

Trail Manager

For more information, please visit the Western Foothills Land Trust website, or contact:

Western Foothills Land Trust

Western Foothills Land Trust
PO Box 107
445 Main Street
Norway, ME 04268
Phone: (207) 739-2124
staff@wfltmaine.org
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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

From the south, head north ME-121. At the junction of ME-121 and Bolsters Mill Road in Otisfield, take a left onto Bolsters Mill Road. Go 4.9 miles, and take a right on Plains Road just after crossing the river. Go 2.8 miles on Plains Road to ME-117 and take a right. The parking area for the preserve is 0.2 miles ahead on the right.

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smcdaniel
August 16, 2020
I did Pierce, Pottle, Hankins, Moore & Scribner Hirst trails. I had wanted to do the Blake Loop, but wasn't confident about the signage I saw and didn't have the time to risk unanticipated loops & backtracking. Signage for Blake out on the property did not seem to match the map I printed from WFLT website, although otherwise the signage and trail marking was pretty good. Beautiful river views, and lovely forest on the inland trails.
melissa727
September 20, 2019
This was a easy short hike in to the river. It was quiet with lots of plant life to observe.
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