QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: N/A
- Trail Mileage: 4.4 miles
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: moderate
- Sights: views from 1,115-foot summit
Frye Mountain in yellow, Hogback Mountain in blue, Bog Brook Preserve in green (unfinished)
The approximately 2.5-mile hike to the view on Hogback Mountain is fairly gradual and easy, taking you through logging land. The views at the clearing (I think it’s the actual 1,115-foot summit) are lovely for a small mountain. You can head back the way you came, or continue on to the Bog Brook and Whitten Hill preserves. This trail is part of the 47-mile Hills to Sea Trail.
Directions: From the intersection of ME Routes 3 and 220 in Liberty, follow ME Route 220 north for 6.5 miles to Walker Ridge Road on the right. You can park at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife maintenance building and walk north on ME Route 220 for 1000 feet, or drive a little farther along and park by the side of the dirt road. The trail for Hogback leaves the road on the left, while the Georges Highland Path to Frye Mountain is on the right.