Summary: The Cutler trail system is roughly a figure eight shape. The parking area is at the top left and the only three campsites are at the bottom right. It is a ten mile loop with half of the trail along the sea cliffs and the other half inland. The seaside trail ascends and descends between cliffs and cobblestone beaches, with many places to watch wildlife both marine(seals and whales) and birds. The inland trail passes through a few wetland areas where the trail is a series of bog bridges and forests where the entire forest floor is covered in lush green moss. It looks almost like a fairy tale. Several places along the trail rocky crags poke up over the trees and allow a great view of the ocean and the surrounding area. The three campsites are approx. a hundred yards apart and are quite small, but offer great views and protection from the wind. There are no fires allowed so stoves must be carried to cook on and water can be scarce at times, so bring plenty.
Trailhead: From Machias take route 1 north to route 191. Turn right towards Cutler. Cutler Coast is a Maine Public Reserve Land (MPRL) off 191 about 4 miles north of the town of Cutler. There is a small parking lot on the right and the trail head kiosk with MPRL info and maps of the hiking area. The parking lot will hold approx. 8 cars. Also see page 27 in the Delorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer. (Lat:44.68333 Lon:-67.6667)
Trail Guides for Cutler Coast Loop Trail:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Maine Bureau of Parks and Land: (207) 827-5936
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