Park trails

The Tanglewood forest in Lincolnville is a part of the Camden Hills State Park, featuring over 7 miles of beautiful trails. The park, encompassing over 800 acres of rolling mixed forest, is a pleasure to visit throughout the seasons and from the springtime blossoms to the fall leaves, there is always plenty to explore.

Tanglewood’s trails are suitable for foot-traffic only and remain open year-round for hiking or skiing. Please be aware that while we do our best to keep trails clear, none are patrolled or groomed.

During the months of April though October we ask that visitors refrain from entering the camp village area where our programs take place.

painted trillium flowering Fall hiker Striped Maple sapling
Beech leaves in the Fall View of the Ducktrap River Fall canopy colors

Planning your visit

The majority of trails are rustic forest trails, with some roots and rocks to avoid and several trails include steep inclines, which are marked on trail maps. Bridges are provided over streams and in areas which regularly accumulate water.

The TREES trail provides a more accessible trail, with a large portion graveled and seating provided at short intervals throughout. Passing though the Yankee Woodlot demonstration forest the trail passes a wide variety flora. Composting restrooms are available by the trail-head for the TREES trail.

There are no public sources of drinking water available, so remember to bring a water bottle.

Please note that some areas of Tanglewood are open to hunting during Maine’s hunting seasons.

Trail maps

These maps are ready to print and show all major trails in Tanglewood forest. Pre-printed trail maps are also available at the trail-head kiosk beside the turning circle on Tanglewood Road.  See our Tanglewood Trail Map (PDF).

Getting here

Tanglewood lies approximately 3 miles inland from Lincolnville Beach on US Route 1. Full directions. Please consider car-pooling when possible!


We ask that you abide by the following guidelines:

  • Leave no trace; pack out what you carry in so everyone can enjoy the forest
  • Be safe and don’t ski or hike alone. Bring a friend!
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Abide by State Park rules specific to day use sites and trail systems