These 8 Maine Hikes Are Sometimes Overlooked But Definitely Belong On Your Short List

Maine has some of the best hiking in the northeast. From Baxter to Acadia, there are options that range from beginner to advanced and everything in between. While we love some of the more scenic trails in Maine, there are plenty that are worthy of more hype. They’re beautiful and fun, but best of all, they see fewer people each year – making them perfect for a peaceful day outside. Here are some of the best hikes in Maine for anyone who loves the great outdoors:

Now that you’re ready to tackle the outdoors, consider adding these 12 hikes to your list. They’re some of the more trafficked trails but they’re popular for a reason!

Address: Tucker Mountain Road, Tucker Mountain Rd, Sullivan, ME 04664, USA
Address: Evans Notch, South Oxford, ME 04217, USA
Address: Scenic overlook at Debsconeag Ice Caves, Unnamed Road, Millinocket, ME 04462, USA
Address: Sanders Hill, Rome, ME 04963, USA
Address: Mount Phillip, Rome, ME 04963, USA
Address: Canal Path - Georges River Land Trust, 57 Ghent Rd, Searsmont, ME 04973, USA
Address: Fernald's Neck Preserve, Lincolnville, ME 04849, USA
Address: Baker Hill, Sullivan, ME 04664, USA
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Best Hikes in Maine

May 16, 2022

What are some of the most popular hiking trails near me?  

Honestly, Maine isn’t an enormous place, so no matter what part of the state you’re located in, you’re sure to find some excellent hiking trails closeby. Some of the best hiking trails in Maine are located within beautiful Acadia National Park, which is nestled along the coastline, and popular trails include the one-and-a-half-mile long Beehive Loop Trail, and the gorgeous Jordan Pond Path, which is just over three miles long and absolutely wonderful. Baxter State Park is another gorgeous place for hiking in Maine, and we also love the Cliff Trail, in Harpswell.  

What are the best easy hikes in Maine?  

Of the more than 1800 hikes in Maine, over 1,000 of those are rated as easy. The trails vary in length from very short to quite long, and each one is absolutely amazing in its own way. Some of our favorite easy hikes in Maine include plenty within Acadia National Park, like the Ocean Path Trail, the Cadillac Summit Loop Trail, and the Ship Harbor Trail. Outside of Acadia National Park, the Fore River Sanctuary has the amazing White Trail, which is just over three miles long and absolutely pristine. Fans of the shoreline will love the easy – but stunning – Bar Harbor Shore Path.  

Where are the most amazing scenic hikes in Maine?  

We’re pretty sure that every hike in Maine is an incredibly scenic hike in Maine. Among the most breathtaking trails in Maine are its tallest mountain, Mt. Katahdin. It’s home to a famously challenging – but immensely rewarding – trail known as Knife’s Edge. At Grafton Notch State Park, there’s the 2.6-mile Table Rock hike, which leads to an epic view at a gorgeous vista that’ll make you forget you’re on the east coast. Other beautiful mountains with amazing hiking trails in Maine include Dorr Mountain, Bigelow Mountain, and Tumbledown Mountain.  

Address: Tucker Mountain Road, Tucker Mountain Rd, Sullivan, ME 04664, USA
Address: Evans Notch, South Oxford, ME 04217, USA
Address: Scenic overlook at Debsconeag Ice Caves, Unnamed Road, Millinocket, ME 04462, USA
Address: Sanders Hill, Rome, ME 04963, USA
Address: Mount Phillip, Rome, ME 04963, USA
Address: Canal Path - Georges River Land Trust, 57 Ghent Rd, Searsmont, ME 04973, USA
Address: Fernald's Neck Preserve, Lincolnville, ME 04849, USA
Address: Baker Hill, Sullivan, ME 04664, USA