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Borestone Mountain

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Rockwood, ME
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Put this on your "Maine bucket list!!"

Such a great way to spend an afternoon! The trails are well maintained. They have a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Wonderful Hike with Stunning Views

This mountain is totally worth it for the views and as a plus, there is a bathroom and a small... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Boston, Ma
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A wildlife sanctuary that is owned by the Maine Audubon Society.
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“trailhead” (2 reviews)
Rockwood, ME
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Such a great way to spend an afternoon! The trails are well maintained. They have a lovely visitor's center that introduces you to the wildlife and birds of the area. It is a little challenging towards the top but the vista is the reward. I...More

Thank forshara
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This mountain is totally worth it for the views and as a plus, there is a bathroom and a small store/office half way up! Remember to bring some cash with you as this is an Audubon Sanctuary with a small fee. Although this is great...More

1  Thank samantha310
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Central Maine is about hiking, birds, Moose, and beautiful forests. We drove to Rockwood, enjoying the sights along the rural roads. The trailhead was easy to find. The area is a preserve curated by the Maine Audubon Society. We hiked the 3.5 miles through the...More

1  Thank DrKeithEvan
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first climb. Lots of rock scrambles but overall an amazing trail, the views at the top are incredibly rewarding. Looking forward to doing it again!

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I've hiked this mountain numerous times with my family, the first time was when my brother and I were 8 and 10 years old. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular as you can see for miles on end in all directions. The fall...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Borestone was so worth the hike. I went there with my little brother and it took us around an hour and a half to go up and an hour down. There are two ways to go up, either through this trail through the woods or...More

Thank JustineLarochelle8
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is an excellent half-day hike. The ascent of Borestone is fairly steep all the way up, but distance from the parking lot to the top is just under 2 miles. Beware that this isn't free- the Audobon Society expects a $5 fee from each...More

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Hiked this trail with my girlfriend and my 13yr old daughter. A little Challenging but beautiful hike. Not sure I'd let our 10 and 6 yr old hike it however. The view from the top is well worth it.

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

My hike up Borestone was definitely one of the best hikes I have been on! When you first start out from the parking area, right after the gate, there are two different options to get to the top. Right next to the information kiosk is...More

Thank mdizz08
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My huasband and I are not hikers but every one in a while we'll put on the right shoes and make the attempt. While not a long trail we found it challenging, at a couple of points it is a little rock climbing with metal...More

Thank Beverly C
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