Portland, ME: Twin Summit Loop

On this 7.8-mile hike-and-scramble in Camden Hills State Park, you'll bag two peaks and earn million-dollar views of Penobscot Bay's craggy coastline.
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On this 7.8-mile hike-and-scramble in Camden Hills State Park, you'll bag two peaks and earn million-dollar views of Penobscot Bay's craggy coastline.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.8

Waypoints

TSL001

Location: 44.2164993286133, -69.0699996948242

Take blue-blazed Mt. Battie Trail over boulder-strewn path

TSL002

Location: 44.2232666015625, -69.0702514648438

Mt. Battie (800 ft.): Neck-twisting views of Penobscot Bay to E; descend NE on narrow, rocky Tablelands Trail

TSL003

Location: 44.2287330627441, -69.066535949707

Veer L, bearing N onto Tablelands Trail

TSL004

Location: 44.2314491271973, -69.0655364990234

Continue straight on Tablelands Trail; begin climb of Mt. Megunticook up stone staircase past rock field littered with glacial erratics

TSL005

Location: 44.2354507446289, -69.0616683959961

Stay on Tablelands Trail to R of wall; climb up exposed rock slabs

TSL006

Location: 44.2371482849121, -69.0627822875976

Ocean lookout with breathtaking sweep of jagged coastline and many islands. At junction, continue on ridge, following root-laced Ridge Trail into dense pines

TSL007

Location: 44.2412986755371, -69.0671310424805

Mt. Megunticook (1,385 ft.) marked by 4-ft. cairn; turn R and head NE on blue-blazed Slope Trail for steep, 1.5-mi. descent into mossy forest

TSL008

Location: 44.2517166137695, -69.061279296875

Cross Spring Brook on bridge and find renovated wooden hut (camping allowed with permit); to hike on, follow multiuse trail NW for 300-ft. climb

TSL009

Location: 44.2555503845215, -69.063850402832

Turn L onto Zeke's Trail to traverse wide, rocky drainage into thick forest of stunted pines

TSL010

Location: 44.2474822998047, -69.0767517089844

L onto Ridge Trail for views W of Megunticook Lake and E of Atlantic; continue to beech-blanketed ridge

TSL011

Location: 44.241283416748, -69.0675659179688

Close loop, backtrack to car via Mt. Megunti­cook and Mt. Battie