Wilbur Preserve at Cox's Head

A short hike to spectacular views of the Kennebec estuary from historic Cox's head
Trail Activity
0.60 miles, Round Trip
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


This short but spectacular trail runs from near the shore on Atkins Bay to the summit of historic Cox’s Head, site of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 fortifications. The trail is a scramble over granite ledges with steep drop offs. 

Other Information

The Wilbur Preserve at Cox's Head was donated to the land trust in 2010 by the Rankin family.

Young children should be closely supervised. 

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
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for extreme weather. Bring rain/wind gear, warm clothing, and matches/fire starters.
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Trailhead Information

Follow the Parker Head Road to the intersection of the Cox’s Head Road. Follow the Cox’s Head Road to the intersection of the Green Point Road. Follow the Green Point Road (right) to the shore. A grassy parking area can be found on the northern side of the road.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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August 24, 2020
The trail to the vista is great, but we took the Old Tree Trail on the way down and found it overgrown with thorns and burrs in some spots. I'd recommend skipping that path, especially if you have kiddos along.
May 29, 2020
Agree wholeheartedly with previous comment. Also a nice beachy area to walk down below parking area at low tide.
September 03, 2016
Absolutely beautiful trail. Very short walk with a very big payoff! The view is spectacular. Will definitely visit this one again!
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