Posted on August 11, 2014 and last updated on June 23, 2020

Georges Highland Path, Frye Mountain, Montville


  • Preserve Size: 5,240-acre
  • Trail Mileage: ~7.7 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate (long), summit is 1,122 ft.
  • Sights: Bartlett Stream, forests

Frye Mountain in yellow, Hogback Mountain in Blue, Bog Brook Preserve in green

You could easily miss the 1,122-foot summit of Frye Mountain, but no matter! This is a long, 10-mile-ish hike through woods filled with mushrooms and other delights. It’s 2.5 miles to the 4.6-mile loop. The trail is part of the Georges Highland Path and the Hills to Sea Trail, both of them near-50-mile networks of trails. Frye Mountain is maintained by Georges River Land Trust. Across Rt. 220, and Frye Mountain’s trailhead, is Hogback Mountain, which feeds into Bog Brook and Whitten Hill preserves.

Georges River Land Trust has divided the trail into three sections: Headwaters Region (this one: Frye and Hogback mountains), Central Region (in Searsmont, Rockport and Camden), and the Saltwater Region (in Thomaston).

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 3 and 220 in Liberty, follow 220 north for 6.5 miles to Walker Ridge Road on the right. Park at the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife maintenance building lot and walk up gravel road .3 miles to trailhead on right. There is a small land trust sign on the right at the trailhead. To the left is the trail to Hogback Mountain, but I found this one hard to locate.


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