The Easy Trail In Maine That Will Take You To The Top Of The World

There’s a common outdoor misconception that the best views are reserved for those who put in hours of blood, sweat and tears getting to the highest point. Don’t get us wrong – we’ve got tons of respect for the folks who conquer Mount Katahdin, but we also know that there are more accessible peaks for those who aren’t trying to be heroes. This easy Maine trail comes with a great view and you’ll still have the energy to get ice cream afterwards!

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Getting to Mount Agamenticus is as easy as the hikes to the summit.

  • If you’re coming from the north, take US 1, and make a right onto Mountain Road once you see Flo’s Hot Dogs.
  • If you’re coming from the south, take US 1 north from Exit 7 on I-95 for about 3.5 miles. Make a left on Mountain Road when you get to Flo’s, which will be on the right.


The directions are the same from here for both approaches: After 1.5 miles make a right staying on Mountain Road for about 2.7 miles more miles. Eventually you’ll come to a parking lot at the Mount Agamenticus access road, which is on the right. Trailheads can be found here, as well as the route to drive up to the summit.

One of our other favorite trails can be found just off the road in Scarborough. Head for this route when you want the chance to see wildlife and some of Maine’s best marsh examples.