Posted on April 6, 2014 and last updated on August 22, 2017

Ravine or Highland Trails, Topsham

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.5 miles or so in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: stream

In this unexpected place, you can leave behind a busy little neighborhood and roads and literally sink into a peaceful, light-dappled ravine. The walk takes you along a narrow, winding stream with sandy banks. The Ravine Trails network contains four mini-trails, which total about 1.5 miles. The Ravine and Brook Trails, and part of the Gazebo Trail, follow the brook. The Abby Trail climbs up, leaving the ravine behind for a small silver forest of birch trees. *In the summer of 2016, the Abby Trail had been disrupted by a development.

You can avoid the steep dip at the start of the trail system by taking the second of the two paths into the woods from the school’s fields.

Directions: From the Frank Wood Bridge (green bridge across Androscoggin), cross into Topsham and head through the first set of lights on 201. After the Dairy Queen, take a right on Pleasant Street. The trail entrance is straight ahead, just as Pleasant Street begins to turn right. There is no designated parking area for the trails, although you can park at the Williams Cone School after school hours and on weekends, or at the Topsham Grange Hall.

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