Camden, Maine, Hiking Trails You Need to Explore

Midcoast Maine is the perfect destination for outdoor adventure. From skiing in the winter to hiking in the warmer months, there’s always a way to get outdoors and unplug from the stresses of everyday life. We believe there’s no better way to take in views of this area’s natural beauty than with Camden, Maine, hiking trails! Mingle with Camden’s native flora and fauna as you traverse these trails to panoramic views of the Penobscot Bay, downtown Camden, and more! 

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Top 5 Camden, Maine, Hiking Trails 

1. Mount Battie Trail

Mount Battie Trail is easily the most popular trail in our area. Located in Camden Hills State Park, this attraction takes hikers along a 1.1-mile adventure to its summit. Don’t be fooled, though, just because it’s short doesn’t mean it’s easy! Mount Battie Trail features more than 600 feet of elevation gain. At the summit, you can look out on stunning views of downtown Camden and the Penobscot Bay.

2. Maiden Cliff Trail

Maiden Cliff Trail Network is located in the Camden Hills and boasts 1.8 miles of moderate to advanced difficulty trails. The topography of the trails is rugged, composed mostly of dirt and rock. The first and main route in this network is the Maiden Cliff Trail, which leads hikers one mile to a plateau. From there, you can continue to the Scenic Trail, which makes up the latter portion of the network. At the top, hikers can delight in spectacular views of Megunticook Lake. 

3. Bald Rock Trail

Bald Rock Trail is a 3.4-mile long multi-use trail loop in nearby Lincolnville, Maine. This loop is known for its great views and wildlife viewing opportunities. This nature trail features more than 800 feet in elevation gain. We recommend hiking this trail at sunrise for an awe-inspiring experience!

4. Cameron Mountain Trail

Cameron Mountain Trail is another multi-use trail located in Camden Hills. This trail totals about five miles round-trip. At the summit, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of this area’s stunning topography. From there, you can turn around and head back the same way you came, or follow west and loop around via Sky Blue Trail. 

5. Georges Highland Path 

Georges Highland Path is a 50-mile trail network that spans across Midcoast Maine. From Montville to St. George there’s plenty of hiking trails to explore! In Camden and neighboring towns like Rockport and Searsmont, there’s a total of five paths. Our favorite is the Mount Pleasant Trail in Rockport, which passes through raspberry bushes, blueberry fields, and more! 

Stay at the Camden Maine Stay Inn 

Tierney Room View

Rest your muscles at the Camden Maine Stay Inn after a day of exploring Camden, Maine, hiking trails. Our bed and breakfast in Camden features sophisticated, comfortable guest rooms, first-class amenities, and common rooms to mingle with other guests. There’s also a nearly two-acre park-like garden on-site, which allows guests to continue to delight in nature views long after their hike is over. 

Consider a stay in the Tierney Room during your trip to Camden, Maine. This guest room can accommodate two persons and features a king-size sleigh bed, a private bathroom with a large soaking tub and a shower, original wide-plank hardwood flooring, and views of historic High Street and deciduous trees across the Inn’s driveway. 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Camden. We can’t wait to welcome you!