Posted on January 27, 2016 and last updated on September 25, 2022

Hedgehog Mountain, Freeport


  • Preserve Size: 196 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2.5 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: view, woods

I revisited this town walk in the winter of 2016, and what do you know, there is a view from the summit when there is no mist! It is the highest point in town.

The trails were also quite well marked, although they do criss-cross with some snowmobile trails. If you just want to check out the summit of Hedgehog Mountain, it’s a quick and easy hike, about 0.4 of a mile from the parking lot. I think you might only see the view when there are no leaves on the trees?

Across Hedgehog Mountain Road there are additional trails behind the ball fields. These are pretty flat and wide, so easier going than on the mountain side.

Directions: The trailhead is located on Hedgehog Mountain Road off Pownal Road. A gravel parking area is located on the left just before the Recycling Center gate.