Posted on May 4, 2018 and last updated on April 03, 2022

Kenyon Hill Preserve, South Berwick

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 108 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.2-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: Enormous erratic with smooth walls

I’m not a rock climber, but the humongous cliff face of an absolutely enormous boulder — it’s not even really a boulder, more a massive hump, a hill, of stone — seems like a good place to climb. Great Works Regional Land Trust describes the preserve as containing “house-sized glacial erratic boulders.” This preserve offers a pleasant 1.2-mile loop and this startling rock.

Just a quick note: the trail splits about 200 feet or so from the parking area (which is plowed in the winter). Ignore the first, fairly overgrown trail to your left — the land trust has rerouted the loop and has discontinued this spur.

Right after you have walked by the big rock, the loop trail will take a sharp left. You can go right, though, and wind around the side of the rock and up a steep little path that will take you to the top of the boulder. Be very careful at the top!

Directions: From Route One in Ogunquit heading North, take a left onto Berwick Road (later becomes Ogunquit Road). Follow Berwick Road for approximately 3.7 miles. Parking for Kenyon Hill will be on your left just before Bennet Lot Road. The lot is small—big enough for four cars—and a bit rough (or was in spring 2022).

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2 comments to “Kenyon Hill Preserve, South Berwick”
2 comments to “Kenyon Hill Preserve, South Berwick”
  1. Just did this with my two year old daughter and dog. This website marks this trail as “easy” just here to say it isn’t thaaaattt easy. Steep slopes in places and some big step downs.

  2. I’m sorry the walk was harder than expected! Hope it was still a bit fun for you and your daughter. I’ll change the trail description to mark it moderate. And thank you for the heads up!

    —Rebecca

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