National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings.
Visitors planning on hiking along refuge trails and roads should be prepared to deal with biting insects including black flies, mosquitos, and deer and moose flies. Insect repellant and/or a bug jacket are recommended in the spring and summer months. Depending on the length and location of your hike sunscreen, water, snacks, and a map and compass are recommended. Winter temperatures often drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors should dress appropriately during the winter months. Trail maps are available from the refuge office.
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
103 Headquarters Road
Baring, ME 04694
Length: 0.3 Miles
A short paved loop trail that is handicap accessible and contains several interpretive panels that provide information on various native plants and animals. This trail has a particular focus on the requirements for our protected species, the American woodcock.
Greg's Pond Trail
Length: 1.0 Mile
This trail contains grassy pathways and elevated wooden walkways for wet areas. This trail passes by Greg’s Pond, great for wildlife viewing. The low canopy and overhanging brush will be sure to keep you cool.
Length: 0.7 Miles
A short path through flowering fields and forest. Panels are located throughout the trail that provide interpretive information on local plants and animals. This trail can be a loop or connected with other nearby trails.
Length: 1.4 Miles
This moderate trail has hilly terrain, high dense canopy cover, and a dense understory the further you go through the loop. Small panels that cover local plants are scattered throughout the trail. This is a great option if you’re looking for something more than a brisk walk.
Other Facilities in the Complex
The Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex, along with Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge , Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area.
Rules and Policies
We encourage the visiting public to call this refuge their own. As with any public use area, we ask you to care for the land and wildlife resources as your own, while calling on you to observe some simple rules and regulations.