Posted on February 20, 2014 and last updated on August 13, 2018

Pisgah Hill Preserve, New Gloucester


  • Preserve Size: ~300 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .6 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: old quarries, forest

This 1.2-mile loop takes you to the summit of Pisgah Hill (where there are no views! But it is still lovely and peaceful). Prior to reaching the top, you’ll pass some sun-drenched and lichen covered ledges, a good place to rest.

There is also a .3-mile trail across the way that takes you to the power line and the large un-trailed part of the preserve.

Directions: The two trailheads can be found roughly at 74 Dougherty Road, and 161 North Pownal Road. From ME231 (Intervale Road), proceed south 0.5 miles on Dougherty Road and then look for a four car parking lot the left. Alternatively, from Pownal, head north on Chadsey Road (dirt) from Allen Road for 0.8 miles. Chadsey (dirt) becomes Dougherty (paved) at the town line. Look for a four car parking lot on the right.

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