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Mount Kineo

Rockwood, ME
+1 207-534-9012
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Great hike & Views

It's a great hike to the top of Mount Kineo. Best to take the more scenic Indian Trail hiking up... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Brunswick, Maine
Amazing views and not too challenging

I have been here several times but wanted to bring some friends who haven't been to the area. As... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Freeport, Maine
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A tip of a small peninsula rising almost 800 feet and located on the eastern side of Moosehead Lake.
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  • Average2%
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“indian trail” (38 reviews)
“fire tower” (31 reviews)
“round trip” (12 reviews)
Rockwood, ME
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's a great hike to the top of Mount Kineo. Best to take the more scenic Indian Trail hiking up and the more wooded Bridle Trail back down. Took about 2 hours total for the up and back down. Pack a lunch if you want...More

Thank SCandME
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I have been here several times but wanted to bring some friends who haven't been to the area. As predicted, the foliage views from the fire tower were amazing. We had hikers of all abilities in our group and all did just fine - Up...More

Thank MaineTraveler2017
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Taking the ferry out to the island, choose one of the 2 trails to the top. We decided not to climb the fire tower as it looked a bit rickety – but the view on the climb up was just gorgeous!

Thank ystrausz
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Mt. Kineo is a 700 foot gem of a small mountain that rises out of Moosehead Lake to provide spectacular views as reward for the hike. It's accessible by taking the Kineo Shuttle from the dock at Rockwood. (Cash only) The boat drops you right...More

1  Thank Mainetrippin
Reviewed 2 September 2017

My husband and I took the boat from Rockwood to Kineo with our Golden Retriever and white German Shepherd. Then we hiked the Carriage trail to the end. What a great hike! The shores of Moosehead Lake were right beside us the whole hike, and...More

1  Thank barbara4202
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This review is not geared to lifelong hikers, but rather to the casual hiker/walker. Taking the 0.9 mile Indian Trail to the top of Mt. Kineo is nothing short of exhilarating, with incredible view after view of Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains. However, you...More

Thank Andrew35353
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We hike Mt Kineo each August and love doing so. To reach it, you have to take a water taxi from Rockwood ($12 round trip) or paddle over on your own (just over a mile). The hike is either up the steeper Indian Trail (I...More

Thank authored
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This hike and view from the firetower is definitely a gem in the Moosehead lakes region. I took the the Indian trail which had views of the region most of the way up followed by a desent down the north trail to a small picnic...More

Thank mainebeefman
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Ferry is $14 round trip. A little pricey but worth it. The hike up Indian trail is extremely difficult with several areas that you are scaling the rock on all fours. Beware if you have young kids. I found it to be a little dicey...More

1  Thank bporourke
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The golf course on Mt. Kineo is unique. The park trails etc. have a good variety of difficulty. Awesome views! The snack bar in the club house is just that. Snacks and a few sandwiches. Pricey but good. When we were visiting, the young gal...More

Thank GreenfieldVisitor
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Rick C
2 July 2017|
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Response from Cindy F | Reviewed this property |
The ferry to Mount Kineo leaves every hour during the day (starting at 8:00am), last trip about 5pm if I remember correctly. It costs $12 round trip. THe boat hold 19 people so give yourself time. The hourly departures... More
Alexis B
17 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
Hello - Mt Kineo is only accessible by boat and believe it's for day use - I've never known anyone to camp on Kineo.