The trail to the sign’s left leads to the Town of Limington’s scenic overlook. Sawyer Mountain Sawyer Mountain is a summit in Knox County and has an elevation of 492 feet. Views were ok but not spectacular. At approximately 0.4 of a mile in, the trail turns left sharply (marked by arrow signs), crosses a break in the stone wall, and levels off. Stay left on the old Sawyer Mountain Road which after a tenth of a mile leaves Trust property. Discover trails like Sawyer Mountain Trail Maine, find information like trail length, elevation, difficulty, activities, and nearby businesses. Picket Mountain [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY], Randall Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY], Sawyer Mountain Loop via Sawyer Mountain Road and Sherwood Libby Trail. Hunting is allowed on FSHT lands so dress appropriately during hunting season. Dec 19, 2018 - From Limerick: The Smith Trail starts from the back corner of the Limerick parking lot located near the end of the Sawyer Mountain Road. Great views at summit. The Sawyer Mountain Highlands are located about 30 miles west of Portland, Maine. Getting There From ME Route 11 in Limerick, turn on to the Emery Corner Road from near the mill. This remote area is one of the few places where a hiker can still get lost yet be so close to civilization. For hundreds of years until the 1980’s, this road was level with the surrounding ground. Sawyer Mountain Trail is a 6.4 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Limington, Maine that features a river and is rated as moderate. through nearly two centuries of Sawyer Mountain’s tumultuous history. This summit can be reached from trailheads in Limerick or Limington. Sawyer Mountain has a large deer-wintering area, and streams that support Brook trout and Atlantic salmon. Hikers are welcome to leave the trail and explore FSHT property. However, to reach the summit, continue straight. Turn right and follow the trail along the mountain ridge for another 0.3 miles to the summit. (Since we read other posts, we were not expecting a "view" at the top.). View 20 photos for 104 Sawyer Mountain Rd, Limerick, ME 04048 a 5 bed, 1 bath, 2,200 Sq. (Also can park off Rt 117 on the Limington side). Not sure about climbing the height of land for a 'rewarding view"...i did & there really isnt a view, trees block it.... A good Summer hike, I can't believe they used a hill this far inland as an aid to ship navigation, an interesting history. Please try again. I thought I was being clever to use this app while hiking a trail recommended by Carey Kisch. A new password has been emailed to you. At 0.8 miles, the trail reaches “The New Road” which was built at the turn of the century to provide access to Sawyer Mountain from the Norton Road. The Smith Trail is the nicest trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain. Please stay on the old Sawyer Mountain Road which is a legal Right-Of-Way across private property. In addition to the 1,400 acres on Sawyer Mountain, the trust protects the Jagolinzer Preserve (a loop at the intersection of Routes 25 and 117 that includes a … Sawyer Mountain is visible from the ocean and sailors could line up the light with other points to guide their ships into the harbor. Follow the Emery Corner Road for 2 miles until it ends at the Sawyer Mountain Road. There are views at the top, but greatly marred by trees. In addition to these official trailheads, visitors may also park along Shaving Hill Road in order to access the property from the south. The trail is Small is said to have owned the largest amount of land of any person who has ever lived in Maine. We saw the sign for the Sherwood Libby Trail, but most reviews we read were for the former, so we opted for that. Ft. single family home built in 1900. Limington Trailhead: The trailhead and parking area are located on the west side of ME Route 117 at a sharp turn in the highway. Bing Maps has a collection of great trails with directions to trail heads as well as photos. Natural Heritage Hikes is a project of the Maine Natural Areas Program in partnership with Maine Trail Finder. There are cabins and homes right on the road, as well as numerous cemeteries and side trails. The trail was pretty well marked, and I saw several dozen ladyslippers on my way up littered all around the trail. Saw two owls and the usual number of squirrels. A short distance past the camp, the Trust’s property lies on both sides of the old Sawyer Mountain Road. "The very best view, from the highest mountain (Sawyer) in Limington, now belongs to the residents of Limington. Sawyer Mountain and Hosac Mountain Loop is a 11.1 mile out and back trail located near Limington, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. No overnight parking is allowed at this trailhead. Easy to find and clear. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage. Your log in attempt was not successful. Please try again. Bring your bug spray if hiking in spring. The trailhead is located 2.5 miles south of the junction of ME Routes 25 and 117. These awesome businesses support our goal of connecting people to outdoor adventures in Maine! The trailhead is located 2.4 miles north of the junction of ME Routes 11 and 117. Bear left to the base of some cliffs and then follow the trail further to your left keeping the cliffs to your right. Limerick, Limington, Click on a parking icon to get custom directions. Continuing straight, the trail passes a cemetery and the old trailhead where it once again climbs steeply up the old rocky road. Sawyer Mountain is in the Summits category for York County in the state of Maine. Hotels near Sawyer Mountain Highlands, Limerick on Tripadvisor: Find 9,596 traveler reviews, 73 candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near Sawyer Mountain Highlands in Limerick, ME. Whenever traveling off-trail (and even on-trail), be sure to bring a compass and a good map and know how to use them. Trail maps are usually available at both the western trailhead in Limerick and the eastern access in Limington. The small cemeteries were an added plus. Tighten your hiking boots; you’re about to go back in time. The Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. preserves about 1,400 acres. Felt like I was exploring. Sawyer Mountain Highlands “ An old discontinued road from Limington to Limerick, passing close to the Sawyer Mountain summit. Anyone who is interested in visiting Sawyer Mountain can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Sawyer Mountain is displayed on the Limerick USGS quad topo map. Specializing in walkways, patios, granite steps and benches. This is especially significant since the Highlands are only 22 miles from Portland, the largest urban area in Maine. On the Right-Of-Way, note the nine-foot deep gullies though which the trail passes. Sawyer Mountain is visible from the ocean and sailors could line up the light with other points to guide their ships into the harbor. Using natural stone, blue stone, brick, cobblestone and pavers. The trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain on the Limington side is a 3.6 miles round trip and follows the old Sawyer Mountain Road. © 2021 Maine Trail Finder. Took the trail from the parking lot and climb was steep from the beginning. numerous trails and beautiful scenery.. a good family hike . The trail is so interesting! Please respect our neighbors. Sawyer Mountain Highlands 1188 Cape Rd , Limington, ME 04049 E.P. A little further, the side road on the left that is not chained off is the Limington Scenic Overlook Trail and an alternate route to Sawyer Mountain summit. Situated within an hour’s drive of Portland, this area is experiencing intense development. Several rare plant species, one endangered plant community, and an “exemplary” natural community have been documented in the area. From lookouts amid the parklike woods on 1,213-foot Sawyer Mountain, hikers can enjoy views south and west over the hills and lowlands of York County, east to Casco Bay and Portland and northeast to Sebago Lake – ample reward for the 1.5-mile effort to reach … You get two types of trails in this one hike-rocky and steep, and woodland roots and pine needles! Continue up the road on the Right-Of-Way until you again reach Trust property. We stayed on the main trail and with a few stops for breathing and water, made it to the top with no problems. Length 11.1 miElevation gain 2477 ftRoute type Out & back Hiking Nature trips Forest Partially paved Views Wildlife Beautiful- easy to moderate - nice view. The bugs (after spraying ourselves with bug spray) were minimal, although we had to reapply later in the hike. Hiking in Maine: Time travel on Sawyer Mountain’s trails. The Sherwood Libby Trail is a proper trail through the woods (as opposed to the Sawyer Mtn Road trail, which is much wider and more direct). Please note that immediately after the sign, the land to the right of the road is private property. As historical points of interest it includes Estes Cemetery and the old Sawyer and Ebenezer Walker homesteads of which only the foundations remain. There is also a Terracache near this point. The trail is marked with small wooden plaques, each of which bears a carved yellow turtle. Everything was well-marked and easy to follow. Much of the experience was like walking in a dry stream bed. Another way to access Sawyer Mountain is via the eastern trailhead located in Limington, Maine. Limerick, ME 04048 All Rights Reserved. The trail crosses back into Limington where the summit is located 0.3 miles later. On the far side of the Sawyer Mountain Road, look for remains of the house and barns of the Sawyer Family homestead. Please note that at this point the road is the Trust boundary and that the land to the right is private property. Today’s hike in the Sawyer Mountain Highlands was wonderful! The property offers good views from the summit of Sawyer Mountain and gives access to other summits, small gorges, brooks, cascades, ponds, and wetlands. The Smith Trail starts from the back corner of the Limerick parking lot located near the end of the Sawyer Mountain Road. Sawyer Mountain is situated southeast of Isle Au Haut, close to Rocky Mountain. I went in from the Limington side, up and back from 117. Follow the old Sawyer Mountain Road to the right for 0.3 miles until you reach the next sign for the summit. Sawyer Mountain Masonry provides quality masonry and stonework in Southern Maine and Eastern New Hampshire. Or continue along the trail until it reaches the old Sawyer Mountain Road at the 0.6 mile point marked by a trail sign. Made the climb quick. The old road was the main access to homes and farms on Sawyer Mountain until the road was officially discontinued over 100 years ago. Enter your username, and we will send you a new, randomly generated password to your email account. The Sawyer Mountain Highlands are located about 30 miles west of Portland, Maine. A Trust trail sign marks this junction. Many black flies at the top. The Smith Trail is ready to sweep hikers through nearly two centuries of Sawyer Mountain’s tumultuous history. At 1.0 miles, a trust trail sign marks the junction of the trail and the “New Skidway” logging road. Helene Marsh Harrower (from left to right), Lori Pratt Mckeown, Kari McCarthy and Lynn Perrotta holding her dog Peanut pause for a selfie while hiking Sawyer Mountain in … One of the best marked trails we have been on in awhile, some beautiful views, and well maintained. We descended via the Sherwood Libby Trail, which proved to be a beautiful, winding meander through the woods, up and down several “hills”. Turn left on the Sawyer Mountain Road and follow it for 1.1 miles down and up hills to the parking lot which is on the right hand side of the road. Really dug this hike. Quiet hike up the backside of the mountain. At 0.9 miles, you will pass the Estes Cemetery on the right. Follow the Emery Corner Road for 2 miles until it ends at Sawyer Mountain Road. At the top of the rise, note the red historic hunting camp on the right. Both on-trail and off-trail exploration of the area is encouraged. 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