Hike up to Maiden's Cliff

Rate this Adventure Maine Maiden's Cliff Trailhead

Added by Danielle Tourigny

This hike is less than 2 hours from Portland, and it brings you to a gorgeous cliff overlooking Megunticook Lake from 800 feet up!

With a total elevation gain of 1000 feet in one mile to the top, the entire hike is uphill. The whole hike is within tree line until the very top, but there is a beautiful stream to hike next to for at least half. At the top, the view opens up to the Maiden's Cliff, and the view is spectacular. The one mile back is not difficult, but if you hike it in winter, it can get pretty icy, so be careful.

The trailhead for this is separate from the state park (it's actually right down the road on Rte 52 across from the boat launch in its own parking lot). There is a blue sign indicating Maiden's Cliff trailhead. The pin drop reflects the exact location.

Pack List

  • Poles (if doing in winter)
  • 1L of water per person
  • Warm clothes
  • Camera
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1000 Feet

Features:

Dog Friendly
Scenic

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Added by Danielle Tourigny

Maine resident and Physician Assistant student with a love of all things nature. Traveling around to find the most beautiful spots and most delicious eats.

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