Adventuring in Maine

Hedgehog Mountain

This was a short hike with minimal elevation gain. It was a nice trail to do in early March as Maine was slowly coming out of winter mode. It is easy for beginners and kids, plus it has as a good summit view – especially if you’re looking to catch a sunset. Overall, I would hike this trail again. It is a good hike to do as a beginner or to just get outdoors. It also would be a perfect running trail, if you’re into trail running. I think that it would be absolutely beautiful during fall in Maine.

Trail Information

Trail #2 of 2022
Date completed:
March 29, 2022
Location: Freeport, ME
Length: 2.9 mi
Elevation gain: 301 ft
Route type: Loop
AllTrails rating: Easy, 4.1/5🌟
Hedgehog Mountain AllTrails Link

AllTrails Overview: “Enjoy this 2.9-mile loop trail near Freeport, Maine. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 9 min to complete. This is a popular trail for cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.” – Hedgehog Mountain AllTrails Link

AllTrails Description: “This property is owned by the Town of Freeport and leads to the top of the highest point in town. Throughout the forest, hikers will see old stone walls and mature trees. On a clear day, there are views of the White Mountains and Mount Washington in New Hampshire off in the distance. Some trail junctions are not well marked, so having the app accessible is helpful for navigation.” – Hedgehog Mountain AllTrails Link

My Adventure Story

Once you start on the trail you will cross over a small bridge that leads to a stone with information on about the trail. After stopping and looking at the stone we continued following the trail further where we came across a sign that shows you which way each separate trail goes. Hedgehog Mountain has multiple trails that you can do, such as a loop trail around or one that leads you right to the summit. We decided to take the short trail to the summit first just in case we ran out of time.

We stayed at the summit for a little while and took in the view. It is a smaller mountain so the view isn’t as spectacular as others, but for the size, it is beautiful. There is also a sign that shows you how far away other mountain ranges are. It was a nice clear day when we went so we could see the mountains off in the distance. After taking in the view at the summit we decided that we had time to do the loop trail.

We headed off and followed the trail from the summit, through the woods, and back to the start of the trail. In between the woods we could see the sun setting and we hoped that we had time to make it back to the summit again to catch it. Lucky for us, we made it through the loop trail and back to the summit just in time to see it. Like I said previously, the trail is small and easy, but it is a good sunset hike.

After catching the sunset, we followed the short summit trail back to the parking lot and decided it was time to get some food.

Trail Video

Every trail that I complete I will be putting together a video of my experience on the trail.
It will be a first person point of view video which is almost like you are there with me on the adventure.
You can find this trail video on my Instagram here and on my TikTok here.

Post Hike Snacks

After the hike we decided to head over to Mast Landing Brewing Company in Freeport to celebrate with beer and food. The beer here is amazing and we have never been disappointed. They release beers often, have a great rotating menu, the staff is always friendly and there is plenty of seating both inside and outside.

If you are feeling hungry you can also grab food from Nighthawk’s Kitchen. Each table at Mast Landing has a bar code you can scan and place a food order. Once the food is done, it can be picked up at the “pick up” counter. We HIGHLY recommend the Alex’s Hot Parm wings and the french fries.

The first picture I took of our beer that night. The second picture is of Nighthawk’s food which was found on their Facebook page. The third picture is of Mast Landing which was found on their Facebook page. The fourth picture is of the bar which was found on an article from the Press Harold.

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