The Greater Lovell Land Trust and the State of Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands cooperatively manage this 177 acre parcel which was made possible by several Lands for Maine’s Future grants. The GLLT maintains the hiking trail on the property.
The well marked 1.3 mile loop trail begins from the parking lot then the trail splits a short distance into the woods. Either path will lead to the summit of 1,253-foot Sabattus Mountain. The trail traverses through a mixed growth forest with some moderate climbs over a few sections of exposed roots and ledge. Closer to the summit, the trail becomes less steep and winds through a hemlock/pine growth forest. The trail down follows a similar route down the opposite side of the mountain.
Once at the summit, the southwest side provides several overlooks along immense cliffs that provide outstanding views with several memorial benches where one can enjoy a picnic lunch, watch hawks glide in the thermals, or just take in the breath taking views. At the summit, one can see Keyes Pond, Kezar Lake, the ski trails of Shawnee Peak (on Pleasant Mountain), and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The overlooks also provide an excellent area to view the spectacular fall colors with sweeping views of the surrounding country side. Much of the view is protected through conservation easements, and the efforts of the GLLT and other area land trusts.
While walking the trails, look for a variety of plants, trees, and other wildlife. Several geological features and forest changes can be observed while hiking along the trail.
Although the trails are a moderate hike, please be aware that the summit has some vertical cliffs and caution should be used at these lookout points. The parcel is open to hunting during firearms season and hikers should use caution when hiking during this time. Hunters are reminded that discharging a firearm within 300 feet of a trail is prohibited. Please adhere to the Bureau of Parks and Lands carry in/carry out policy so that others may enjoy this special place.
Please keep all pets leashed when on trails and clean up after your pet.
Greater Lovell Land Trust
P.O. Box 225
Lovell, ME 04051
We are a private, non-profit organization of local volunteers and fellow conservationists from across the U.S. and beyond, protecting our region’s lands and waters in the interest of the public. We welcome new members and contributions such as help with land purchases, property easements, gifts, or volunteers for current projects. Please join us!
Sabattus Mountain is open to public use for these activities:
Hunting in season
These activities are not allowed:
Cutting and removal of vegetation
Camping and campfires