Posted on August 29, 2015 and last updated on January 05, 2022

Hobstone Woods, Cape Elizabeth


  • Preserve Size: 21 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: woods, streams

I wouldn’t go out of my way to walk here, but it’s a nice 21-acre preserve for neighbors who want to take a stroll or walk their dogs. It’s about a one-mile loop in the woods. While the trail is mostly well-marked, I did manage to wander off the path following some faded blazes on trees, so be mindful. The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust maintains the trail, and recommends parking in front of the trailhead.

Directions:  Follow Mitchell Road to Hobstone Road, which is marked by a big sign for the Hobstone development. It’s your first left if you’re coming in from Route 77.


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