Posted on April 4, 2018 and last updated on April 23, 2018

Peters Brook Trail, Blue Hill


  • Preserve Size: 200 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .5 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Peters Brook, waterfall

According to the 2017 guidebook and a walker I met on the way, this trail will be expanded at some point. Right now it ends, at about .5 mile, at a rather dramatic waterfall (dramatic for Maine, that is). From the trailhead on Route 176 (East Blue Hill Road), the path gradually rises (but not too much), following the brook part of the way. The crashing waterfall was a nice place to conclude the one-way trail. Blue Hill Land Trust says the pool below is good for swimming.

Directions: Parking for Peters Brook is on the East Blue Hill Road, .6 mile from its intersection with Rte. 172 in Blue Hill. Park at the little lot at the end of the cove, and walk across the road bridge about 100 feet or so to the trailhead on the left.


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