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Distance:
2.0 Miles / 3.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
1 hour
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Marginal Way Preservation
Town:
Ogunquit, Maine
Directions:
70 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
43.237442, -70.591347
Added:
August 26, 2016
Updated:
April 26, 2022

The Marginal Way at the Marginal Way Preservation in Ogunquit, Maine is an easy 2 mile out-and-back trail that leads from Perkins Cove to the Sparhawk hotel in the center of Ogunquit and features some of the most scenic coastline found in southern Maine.

Walkers and hikers can enter on either end of the trail, but there's more parking in Perkins Cove. The trail leads along the ocean for 95% of the trip with numerous lookout points, benches, and also includes a couple of small beaches.

This trail also gives access to the rocky coastline where you can explore among the tide pools.

The entire trail length is 1 mile one-way but most people choose to hike it out-and-back. The alternative route is to walk back along Shore Road for a similar distance of about 2 miles.

Pets
Dogs are not allowed between April 1 - September 30; otherwise they're allowed if on a leash. 

Parking

Most parking at the Marginal Way requires a fee. Perkins Cove has the most parking options, but Ogunquit center also has parking options too. Free 2 hour parking can be found in Ogunquit center near the bank, while Perkins Cove requires a fee to park.

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  1. Parking

    43.237442, -70.591347
  2. Main Trailhead

    43.237672, -70.590931
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Hazards

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Seasons

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36 '

Total Change
162 '

Ascent
162 '

Descent

9 Trip Reports

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2.0 miles / 3.2 km
Trail added
August 26, 2016
Hiked on
August 26, 2016
Updated on
April 26, 2022
2.0 miles / 3.2 km
April 24, 2022
Hiking
2.0 miles / 3.2 km
May 27, 2021
Hiking
2.0 miles / 3.2 km
May 27, 2021
Quiet pre-Memorial Day Weekend evening hike along the Marginal Way. Traffic was a bit busier than during COVID 2020.
Hiking
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
July 11, 2020
Beautiful night hike along the Marginal Way after sunset to avoid the crowds. During COVID-19 the trail is still open and requires walkers to wear masks and keep 6-feet apart where they can. The trail is still very busy during the day despite COVID.
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