Mount Percival– a very short hike to the old foundation of a tower on Mount Percival. Part of Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Distance: They claim it’s a 1 mile round trip. I find that hard to believe. Maybe 1/3 mile each way at most.
Location: Northport, Maine. Off route 1 on Bluff Road.
Parking: Not much room here. Just a little pull off area before and after the trailhead. It’s a fairly narrow dirt road so just pull off as best you can. Maybe room for 4 cars total.
Use: Good for hiking, but consider it a short nature walk, nothing more. Road is not plowed in winter, so no snowshoeing.
Wildlife: There are houses around and the trail is short so don’t expect much wildlife.
Wilderness Experience: You leave busy route 1 and drive down Bluff Road past many houses and a golf course. The road eventually turns to dirt, but it’s still not far removed from civilization. It is a 74 acre preserve, so there’s a little buffer from houses, etc, but not much.
Trail: Easy walk up a gradual incline on what I believe was once a road to the tower. Fairly flat, easy footing, not many roots or rocks to speak of..
Summit: No views. You are going up solely to see the old foundation.