Posted on June 13, 2017 and last updated on August 09, 2017

Hodson and Rheault Trail, Camden


  • Preserve Size: 154 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.2 miles to top of hill
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: blueberry barrens, views

Soon after starting out on this 118-acre-plus parcel, you cross a cool, mossy stream. At about half a mile, you can take a left to do a little loop, or continue another .7 miles of fairly leisurely uphill walking to the blueberry fields. Once you are on the barrens, the summit is another 5-10 minutes of walking along the road. Since it’s open here, it’s obvious where the top/end is. There are pretty views all around. You can’t bring dogs here, but you might see the owner walking his dog, according to the Coastal Mountains Land Trust. (And lo and behold, I did see the owner and his dog!) It’s also important to stay on the trail.

Directions: From Belfast via Route 52 – follow Route 52 south to Lincolnville Center. Turn right onto Route 235. Follow Route 235 to Route 105. Turn left onto Route 105 toward Camden. Follow approximately 2.6 miles to Molyneaux Road. Turn right onto Molyneaux Road and drive approximately .6 miles. The preserve is located on the right, and there is a small pullover for a few cars. 

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