Pine Hill Preserve

Location Information

Organization Name: 
Island Heritage Trust
Location Entrance:
Blastow Cove Road
Little Deer Isle, ME 04650
Phone: 
2073482455
Type: 
Outdoor
Difficulty: 
Moderate (Gently rising terrain with the likeliness to encounter occasional obstacles)
Primary Walking Surface:
Earth
Days & Hours of Operation: 
Open for public use all days of the year.
Suitable for Ages:
Children • Teenagers • Adult • Senior
Number of walking routes:
1
Total walking route length:
0.50 miles

Location Description

Pine Hill is an old quarry with an unusal type of rock known as peridotite, the brochure at the preserve has a great description of the rock and the unique plants found at this preserve.  The walk into the quarry and climb up to the top of Pine Hill is short, however the hill portion of the climb is steep and can be slippery when wet.  There are great views from the top of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge, Eggemoggin Reach, and Mount Desert Island.

Location Features

Landscape:
Steep hill
Are stairs an option in the route?: 
No
Amenities:
Geocaches • Letterboxes • Reliable cell phone reception
Activities:
Access restrictions: 
Suitable for all ages give you are comfortable with climbing that may involve using your hands in a couple sections.

How to Get There

Driving Directions:
On Little Deer Isle, turn off Route 15 at the Chamber of Commerce Booth onto Eggemoggin Road.  Continue 0.2 mile until you come to Blastow Cove Road (at the Church), turn left.  Go 0.2 mile to Pine Hill parking area on the right.

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