Posted on March 26, 2018 and last updated on March 26, 2018

Long Mountain Trail, near Bethel


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 2 miles one ways
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: views, beautiful Miller Brook

When I walked this trail, the snow pack was still quite deep, so I didn’t see much of the stream that the trail follows for much of the way up. But I hear it is beautiful in the summer, with cascades and pools you can wade in, maybe swim in? In winter, this walk is pretty too. It’s an easy, gradual uphill (about two miles) to a view of the western mountains.

Maine Trail Finder says there is a mountain biking trail system at the base of the mountain here, too.

Directions: From Main Street in Bethel Village, go south on Vernon Street for 6 miles. Pass Sumner Bean Road on your left, and the next left is the trailhead, marked with a trail sign. Be sure to head left at the trailhead marker.


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