Bald Mountain Preserve

Barnestown Road,

583 acres

2.6 miles, round trip, difficult

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing

Trail Descriptions

LONG VIEWS, BALD SUMMIT, ROCK SCRAMBLE At 1,280 feet, Bald Mountain’s Summit Trail takes hikers above the tree line, offering views of western Penobscot Bay and surrounding coastal mountains. Bald Mountain is home to one of the Midcoast’s largest rare subalpine natural communities on its rocky heath summit.

Look for

Migrating hawks soaring past the summit during fall migration Rare and uncommon subalpine plants including smooth sandwort, three-toothed cinquefoil and poverty oatgrass Ripe wild blueberries in sunny patches along the trail in summer


From Camden, take Route 1 south, then turn right onto John Street for 0.8 miles to Hosmer Pond Road on the left. Follow 3.5 miles to the preserve parking lot on the left, just past Gillette Road.


Land acquired through purchases as well as donations from the Barnes, Fernald, Laite, O’Rourke, Pendleton, and Upham families, and with support from Land for Maine’s Future.

Additional Information

ADOPT-A-TRAIL SPONSORS Camden Real Estate and the Montgomery Family. #baldmountainpreserve