Posted on August 25, 2017 and last updated on August 25, 2017

Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Trail, Phillips


  • Preserve Size: Not Sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.45-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: narrow gauge railroad, museum, Sandy River

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to walk this roughly 1-mile trail and then take the narrow gauge train back to your car! If you miss the train (the ticket is $6), you can walk back along the tracks, or walk back along the path. Check out the little museum if you have time. The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad was once the longest of the five two-foot railways that once operated in the state. The walking trail here runs between the pretty Sandy River, which is dotted with rocks, and the railroad.

Directions: From Route 4 in Phillips, turn onto Pleasant Street. Go about .5 miles, and at the intersection with Route 149, go right (it feels like you’re going somewhat straightish) across a bridge. Take your first left onto Amble Street, and park at the left where there is a little space for a couple of cars. You’ll see a sign for the trail and an old track you can walk down to where the footpath begins.


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