Visitors must quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival in Maine. Visitors from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are currently exempt. We encourage you to check websites for your destinations before visiting for the latest health and safety guidelines in place.
To hike in Maine is to introduce yourself to our state, one step at a time. You breathe in the salt as you round a corner in Acadia National Park or hoist yourself up a steep pitch on a mountain in western Maine. Everything is slow, deliberate and linked with the land.
There are great hikes throughout Maine, on federal lands like Acadia, in state parks such as Mt. Blue and along the East Coast’s longest walk, the Appalachian Trail.
Kids love hiking and Maine has plenty of paths perfect for them. Some are strolls, others are tough and demanding as anything their parents might enjoy.
Hiking Maine mountains adds an extra dimension. Katahdin is Maine’s tallest peak – and one of the hardest. But the state has plenty of others that are fun and easier on the feet and nerve. For an even greater challenge, try Maine’s many rock-climbing routes, which range from granite walls over the Atlantic to hidden granite stashes elsewhere in the state.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument provides over 87,000 acres of mountain and forestland for the serious hiker.
Maine Trail Finder provides a detailed list of Maine Hikes and hiking trails.
Look Out for ME Hiking & Climbing Tips
- Hike & climb with a friend
- Stay on established trails & roads
- Pack any garbage & waste out with you
- Don’t cut, mark or damage trees
- Always recreate within your personal limits
- Be weather wise & dress appropriately
- Bring a basic first aid kit
- Bring a waterproof map & compass
- For more info on how to enjoy the outdoors
For more info on how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, visit our Look Out for ME page.