Ragged Mountain Preserve and Round the Mountain Trail

Photo courtesy of Kris Lowell

Camden, Rockport, and Hope

914 acres

5.1 mile round trip loop, moderate

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Cross County Skiing

Trail Descriptions

This 1300' tall mountain (and nearby Spruce Mountain and Grassy Pond) contains a 2400 acre conservation and recreation area open to the public for both summer and winter trail use. There is a major network of over 20+ miles of trail primarily for hiking and/or mountain biking that are serviced by three major trailheads. Ragged Mountain contains the 5.5-mile long Round the Mountain Trail, a 6ft wide, gravel trail that is now open for hiking, running, and biking. The other popular trails on the mountain are the Georges Highland Path, trails at the Camden Snowbowl ski area, and the Goose River network of mountain bike trails. See maps below.

Look for

Mature oak trees throughout the Preserve Talus slope and cliffs on the summit’s slopes


Thorndike Brook Trailhead: 223 Hope Street in Hope (Google maps does not show this accurately). For the Thorndike Brook Trailhead turn onto Hope Street from Route 17 (eight miles north of Rockland) or from Gillette Road. The new parking lot is just past the existing parking lot for the Georges Highland Path (¾ miles from Route 17). The new Round the Mountain Trail can be accessed directly from the parking lot, including a ¼ mile accessible, stone dust path. ​ Camden Snow Bowl Barnestown Road Trailhead: Park on the left side of the lot (the toboggan parking), follow the Round the Mountain Trail signs (the ~1-mile utilizes the existing Kuller Trail). (Note: Google maps does not show this accurately).


Land conserved from 1996 to present through purchases, as well as donations from the Town of Camden and the Barrett, Bresnahan, and Simonton families, and with support from Land for Maine’s Future.

Additional Information

The Round the Mountain trail connects to nearly 25 miles of existing mountain biking and hiking trails, managed by CMLT and our partners, the Camden Snow Bowl, Midcoast New England Mountain Biking Association, and Georges River Land Trust. Please respect rules for other trails. raggedmountainpreserve