Posted on August 14, 2017 and last updated on February 12, 2019

Sanders Hill, Rome


  • Preserve Size: 6,400 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2.9-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: brook, wooded 854-ft. summit area with views through trees

Sanders Hill is an easy, gradual climb, and a good loop, but the views aren’t as nice as they are elsewhere in the Kennebec Highlands. Beaver Brook, which you walk along for some of the trail, is quite pretty, though. In addition to a well-blazed, well-maintained hiking trail, there are unimproved trails winding through this area and the rest of the Highlands that look, while a bit rough, like they could be fun to explore (and bike).

Directions: 1.3 miles south of Watson Pond Road’s junction with Route 27, there is a small parking area on the right.


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