Posted on August 25, 2017 and last updated on August 25, 2017

Daggett Rock, Phillips

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: .4 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Huge glacial erratic

This short trail ends at an enormous glacial erratic — supposedly the biggest in Maine — quite smooth and massive and split into three huge pieces. Glaciers in the past left rocks and debris behind as they slid, infinitesimally slowly, to lower ground. These droppings are called erratics, and can be quite striking when they are large boulders that loom incongruously in the woods.

The trail is a steady .4-mile or so climb, quite gradual. The track is a bit rocky, and fairly wide. You can walk around Daggett Rock, and also into its cracks.

Directions: From Route 142 North in Phillips, after crossing a bridge, take the second right onto Wheeler Hill Road. Drive 2.3 miles or so and look for a small sign on your left for Daggett Rock, where the trail is, and a little parking area on your right. The sign is easy to miss. 

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