Posted on August 5, 2016 and last updated on October 22, 2021

Cobscook Bay State Park Nature Trails, Edmunds Township


  • Preserve Size: 888 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~2.5 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easty
  • Sights: bay views, forest, pier

Probably campers in the state park will enjoy these trails the most. They’re short, and take you to the summits of tiny Cunningham Mountain (150 ft.) and Littles Mountain (210 ft.). But there are so many other beautiful spots around here that if you have limited time, you might want to skip these little ones. That being said, they’re short and easy.

The Nature Trail, near the ranger’s station at the park entrance, is 1.2 miles. And the Shore Trail is .75 miles. You can pick up the Shore Trail by campsite 17. It comes out between campsites 18 and 20. To summit Littles Mountain, which has a fire tower you’re not allowed to climb, you can also park along South Edmunds Street outside of the park. The trail, across the street, takes you up the .2-mile trail to the summit. The last bit is a bit steep.

Directions: Take US Route 1 to Edmunds and look for park signs marking the turnoff onto South Edmunds Road. The main park entrance is on the right 0.5 miles from the turnoff.  Stop at the park entrance to obtain a trail map and pay the day-use fee.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!