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      Rising above the coast of Cape Elizabeth, Robinson Woods Preserve contains 197 acres of contiguous woodlands, fields and ponds, and offers over three miles of exceptional walking trails among centuries-old trees.

      Due to its rocky, uneven terrain, much of the original Robinson Woods I parcel was not suitable for farming and remained in its natural forested state for hundreds of years. Walkers will marvel at the massive white pine, red oak, and hemlock trees in Robinson Woods—some as many as 300 years old. Perennial streams and vernal pools meander through the forest floor where abundant wildflower and fern groves flourish. Across from the Shore Road Trail Head, visitors can access the Pond Cove section of Robinson Woods. This area of shoreline is special because of its freshwater outlet, attracting numerous waterfowl. During low tide, explore the rocky coastline and the marine inhabitants.

      The adjoining 63.6-acre Robinson Woods II parcel, purchased in 2012, offers a more open experience, in contrast to its neighbor’s deep woods. The 12 acres of fields, 5 acres of ponds, and over 20 acres of significant wetland habitat for wading birds and inland waterfowl provide pleasant walking and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.

      Most recently, CELT acquired the 51.9-acre Robinson Woods III parcel, extending the field habitats of Robinson Woods II and conserving cathedral-like stands of stately white pines. A fourth parcel, preserved along with the original Robinson Woods, is the 2-acre Pond Cove parcel, which provides exceptional ocean views from its stone beach. As the site of some of the first settlements in Cape Elizabeth, Pond Cove is both historically and ecologically important.

      Collectively, these four parcels provide more than 3 miles of well-maintained trails available year-round for public use, as well as a vital connection along the Cross Town Trail, linking Fort Williams to Kettle Cove.

      RULES
      Please cherish and help care for this natural preserve. Limit trail use to daytime hours only. Carry out all waste and stay on marked trails.

      Please, no:

      foraging
      commercial use of property
      motorized vehicles
      fires and camping
      hunting
      alcoholic beverages and illegal substances
      *NOTICE FOR DOG OWNERS
      COVID-19 Notice: For the safety of all trail users, please keep dogs on-leash per CDC guidelines.
      Please keep dogs within sight at all times and remove all dog waste. Please keep dogs out of sensitive habitat areas. Reminder: Maine Law requires dog license and rabies tag on collar at all times.

      For Dog Owners:

      Dogs are allowed on-leash only in the following areas:

      Canter Way Easement, per requirements of the private landowner
      Wildflower Trail, due to habitat sensitivity
      Fields, due to habitat sensitivity
      Within 10’ of public roads or parking areas, similar to Town rules on other properties
      In other areas, dogs are allowed:

      On-leash between 9 am and 5 pm*
      On voice or leash control before 9 am and after 5 pm*
      *3 pm October 1st – May 1st.

      “On-leash” and “on voice or leash control” are as defined in the Town Dog ordinance.

      Per our legal easements held by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Robinson Woods may not be used to conduct business-related dog walks or any other business activity.

      Additional public access guidelines are available (Revised January 2021)

      DATE PROTECTED
      2000, 2012, 2019
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Town of Cape Elizabeth
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      Access Info:
      The trail head is located at the intersection of Shore Road and Belfield Extension.
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      Region Details
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      • 6
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      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 19, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Trails Snowshoe
      13
      Trails Nordic Ski
      12
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      1 mile
      Total Descent
      126 ft
      Total Vertical
      79 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      86 ft
      Reports
      20
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      1,421

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 3 rides

      Photos of Robinson Woods Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Outer Loop
      21 |
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 2:12pm
      Nov 4, 2021
      trail: Whoopties
      12 |
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 2:12pm
      Nov 4, 2021
      trail: Whoopties
      7 |
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Nov 4, 2021
      trail: Outer Loop
      31 |
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Nov 4, 2021
      report
      trail: Pond Trail
      105 |
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 3:44pm
      Jul 3, 2019

      Videos of Robinson Woods Preserve Mountain Bike

      Backyard Pump Track
      trail: Outer Loop
      0:53 | 218 | Jun 15, 2010
      Backyard Pump Track
      trail: Outer Loop
      0:25 | 234 | May 4, 2010
      Back Yard pump track
      trail: Outer Loop
      0:19 | 343 | May 2, 2010
      Back Yard pump track
      trail: Outer Loop
      0:19 | 173 | May 2, 2010

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Outer Loop
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 5:15am
      Apr 19, 2024
      IdealOne tree is blocking the trail just...dd82
      Canter Way
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 3:48am
      Apr 17, 2024
      DryWas dryer than expected.........trails...mblachet
      Clickity Clack
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 3:48am
      Apr 17, 2024
      DryWas dryer than expected.........trails...mblachet
      Quick Robinson Exit
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 3:48am
      Apr 17, 2024
      DryWas dryer than expected.........trails...mblachet
      Bellfield Road
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 3:48am
      Apr 17, 2024
      DryWas dryer than expected.........trails...mblachet
      Whoopties
      Mar 28, 2023 @ 8:37pm
      Mar 28, 2023
      Idealcharliewentoutside
      Rock Pile To Dyer Pond
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 6, 2022
      Idealddemers163
      Pond Trail
      Feb 27, 2021 @ 3:59am
      Feb 27, 2021
      IcyJbenthien

      Activity Feed

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      charlottegrossriddentrailactivity #51818256
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 7:17pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      dd82addreportactivity #51388706
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 5:16am
      Apr 19, 2024
      mblachetaddreportactivity #51367868 and 3 more
      Apr 18, 2024 @ 6:24pm
      Apr 18, 2024
      KMAMTBriddentrailactivity #45829590
      Nov 1, 2023 @ 4:55pm
      Nov 1, 2023
      Gunnarnurmeriddentrailactivity #45733067
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 11:37am
      Oct 29, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Stonegate 1 5 10.6 km
      Fort Williams / Portland Head Light 20.8 km
      Red House 1 11.1 km
      Cross Hills Area 1 20 62.1 km
      Gullcrest / Great Pond 15 42.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike135 miles125 ft1 mile79 ft
      #7,609#3,224520643
      Hike135 miles125 ft1 mile79 ft
      #6,638#3,0692011
      Trail Running135 miles125 ft1 mile79 ft
      #6,643#3,0692051
      Snowshoe135 miles125 ft1 mile79 ft
      #381#21813
      Nordic Ski125 miles112 ft1 mile75 ft
      #234#149119
      • By WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS Trailforks Map Team & contributors
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