QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: ~2.7 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: wetlands, old-growth red pine forest
When the mountains are too cold to hike or ski, this is a good alternative for a gentle walk. The old-growth forest is beautiful, and there is a lovely view from the wetland boardwalk. It is easy to wander around a bit confusingly on the many paths, or quasi-paths. This being mature growth, the understory is clear, so walking through the trees is easy. This, I think, has maybe encouraged people to develop their own paths? The main trails are marked with big color blocks and are obvious, whereas the quasi-paths are a little scruffier. You can do two or so miles of nice walking here, and dogs are allowed. Maine Trail Finder says the trails are groomed in the winter for x-c skiing.
Directions: From the Intersection of ME Routes 27 and 16 in Stratton Village (Town of Eustis), drive about 3.5 miles north on ME Route 27. The parking and trailhead for Cathedral Pines Pathways is on the left at the intersection of ME Route 27 and Eustis Ridge Road.