Mount Battie Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 2 trails in Merryspring Park
Mount Battie Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Camden, ME that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles 662 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash kid friendly birding hiking nature trips walking forest views wild flowers wildlife rocky scramble
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Front trail is a great little hike! Some scrambling needed but really accessible to everyone. You can also DRIVE up to the top from the Camden Hills State Park (Route 1 North) side if you wish. Great view of Penobscot bay and downtown Camden. The front trail is a little off the road so not a lot of people use it. It has a very small parking lot, but it's just a great little trail. Check my "Tracks" to see the trail route. The one shown on the map is the Park Road, which you can hike for free if you wish.

Black Sheep ..
1 month ago

Great view of Camden at the top.

Shawn S
4 months ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

I cut across from megunticook to mt battie... Great trip but icy...
Met a large group headed up... Fun solo but the group thing would be fun too

Paul Warrender
5 months ago

47 Completed47 Reviews

Dona Byron
7 months ago

9 Completed7 Reviews

The trail is demanding and a little slick, but a great challenge with the beautiful payoff of the view!

Angela Snowman, Untamed Mainer
9 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Nice hike for the family. There is a stone tower at the top which offers even more amazing views. I made this hike in the dark so I could film a time lapse of the sunrise- It was well worth it!

Fiona Woods
9 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Steep, short. Requires all fours in the steepest sections

Marti Welman
9 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Fun, interesting hike but more difficult than expected (on the way down). My 12 & 16 year old boys loved it but we ended up driving to pick up my 10 year old daughter who was afraid to hike down the rock face. The view is amazing at the top and you get rewarded with nice views in several locations on the way up.

Kj Hos
10 months ago

44 Completed6 Reviews

Michelle Cooper
10 months ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

Heather Rhoads
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing view, great hike. However, I would not recommend for children under 8 years of age. Very steep at times, making it not only difficult on the hike up, but very difficult on the way down.

Melissa Grabiec
11 months ago

23 Completed2 Reviews

Easy hike with nice views of the coast.

Anna Barnes
1 year ago

14 Completed13 Reviews

Nicole Williams
1 year ago

8 Completed4 Reviews

Great short hike for kids and pets.

Jacob Landry
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Tim Norwood
2 years ago

32 Completed6 Reviews

very short but very steep, tower is cool and has good views of camden harbor, fun time all around.

Jennifer Sherwood
2 years ago

9 Completed8 Reviews

Great trail. Starts outside the park and ends at the top of the mountain, which should be noted for those who go from the park down.

Sam Wilson
2 years ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

This is a great vertical scramble on the southern side of Camden Hills State Park.

I would strongly discourage you from bringing dogs on this route. It's way too vertical. You are much better off going to the main entrance of the State Park and enjoying the trails that start there.

Nathanael Morin
4 years ago

12 Completed12 Reviews