Penobscot Community Forest at Wallamatogus Mountain

Penobscot Community Forest at Wallamatogus Mountain

This 336-acre property in Penobscot, Maine is on the south slope of Wallamatogus Mountain (Togus). Visitors can hike over 2 miles of roads through blueberry fields while being treated to spectacular views of Penobscot Bay, nearby coastal islands, and the whole Bagaduce River watershed. Public access is available from the trailhead at the top of Mill Creek Rd in Penobscot, just before the dump gate. The parking lot has a capacity for 5 vehicles. We hope you enjoy this gorgeous property!

Trail Map

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Trails

THE TOGUS TRAIL is a 0.25-mile hiking trail leading from the parking area, switchbacking up the hillside with multiple sets of stone steps through a mixed hardwood forest. This trail gets you to and from the road systems in the Wallamatogus blueberry fields. This trail is a moderate climb uphill until you reach the edge of the blueberry field.

THE ROADS at over 2.25 miles in length offer a great hike through the Wallamatogus blueberry fields and lead you up near the top of the mountain presenting spectacular views of Penobscot Bay, Blue Hill Mountain, nearby coastal islands, and the whole Bagaduce River watershed. These roads are moderate, with some spots being challenging.

Location and Parking

From Bayview Rd/175 in Penobscot, turn onto Pierces Pond Rd and take your first left onto Mill Creek Rd. This property has one trailhead location toward the top of Mill Creek Rd, closest to the Penobscot Transfer Station. There is a parking area for about 5 cars directly across the road from the trailhead.

Use Guidelines

  • Please stay on the roads and trails. This is a large property. Unless you know the property really well, please stay on the roads and trails so as not to get lost.
  • Carry out what you take in.
  • Fires are not permitted.
  • Dogs are permitted off-leash.
  • Foot and bicycle traffic only, no motorized vehicles without BHHT permission.
  • Please do not disturb cameras or other Natural Resource monitoring devices we have set up.

 

More About Wallamatogus

Thanks to the generous support of donors, along with state and federal grants, the Penobscot Community Forest at Wallamatogus Mountain (336 acres) was acquired in 2023. The Conservation Fund and Maine Coast Heritage Trust assisted Blue Hill Heritage Trust in this acquisition. The property is dominated by 170 acres of former blueberry fields that were commercially harvested until 2016. BHHT keeps these fields open because they provide an important open-field habitat for birds and animals. The fields also continue to have good blueberry growth. In season, this is good food for animals and humans alike. From the top of the hill, there is a spectacular view of the Bagaduce River watershed. Penobscot Bay can be seen to the west, and to the east Acadia National Park is visible behind Blue Hill Mountain. This property is part of an important conservation focus and is part of a larger effort to conserve land around Wallamatogus Mountain.