Posted on May 14, 2014 and last updated on June 04, 2020

Trout Brook Preserve, Alna


  • Preserve Size: 126 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.8 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: Trout Brook, Sheepscot River

This 126-acre preserve, overseen by the Midcoast Conservancy, offers some sweet hideaways — lovely pockets tucked away along the brook. The only thing is the trail doesn’t take you to these spots. You have to get off the path and crunch your way over fallen twigs and leaves to the sun-warmed rocks by the stream. Unless I missed a little spur or two? Anyway, if you can, I recommend sitting for a while by the brook to watch the flowing water.

After leaving the parking lot, you’ll walk along a short trail to the railroad tracks. If you take a left and walk toward the bridge, you’ll find an entrance to the walking path on your right, immediately before the stream and bridge. If you go right, look for the path heading into the woods on your left in a couple hundred yards.

Directions:From Wiscasset, take Route 218 North for 7.5 miles to the Alna Store. Continue on Rt 218 for 1/2 mile. The preserve parking lot and kiosk are located on the left just past Peaslee Road (on the right).


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