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“Trails more difficult than expected”

Camden Hills State Park
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Camden
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Owner description: Thirty miles of hiking trails keep the staunchest hiker trekking along.
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Trails more difficult than expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We visit Camden almost every year on our way to Acadia NP but this is the first time we went to Camden Hills State Park. It appeared to be a sunny day and we were hoping to experience the wonderful view at the top of Mt. Megunticook. We hike the trails at Acadia every year and we are used to following trails with blazes and cairns. We found the trails at Camden Hills to be very poorly marked and we had great difficulty with treacherous, slippery rocks even though we were wearing good hiking shoes. We encountered many other people who had to turn back or who were confused which trail led where. The top of the mountain was fogged in but we had a glimpse of the view on our descent. Fortunately, we found the right trail leading back to the parking lot. I fell on my back on the slippery algae but was not hurt. I recommend purchasing the trail map instead of relying on trail markers. I will visit the park again next year as the hike was very interesting!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent trails near Camden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We spent an afternoon in October hiking Mt. Megunticook. Excellent trails with beautiful overlooks of the ocean. The State Park is a short distance from downtown Camden and offers a great escape from the busy village area. Our hike was less than 2 hours RT and was a great experience.

Visited October 2012
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charlottetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“nice scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

It was worth the time and money, nothing special though, compared to other parks. Great view of Camden- would be a nice place for a picnic on a nice day.

Visited October 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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250 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Wonderful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Drive to the top and enjoy the wonderful view of Camden City and beyond. It's a great experience on a clear day.

Visited September 2012
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Leland, Michigan
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14 reviews
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

I knew the view would be spectacular, but it was more than I expected. It literally took my breath away

Visited October 2012
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