Timber Point

Timber Point trail is a scenic 1.4 mile loop located in Biddeford Pool that takes visitors past fringing salt marshes, cattail marshes, mixed deciduous forest, mudflats, shrublands, and rocky shores.

photo: Timber Point Trail

Length: 1.40 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Biddeford, Maine
State(s): Maine
Counties: York
Longitude: -70.39542
Latitude: 43.40738

Driving Directions

From Rt 9 in Biddeford turn onto Granite Point Road. Stay on Granite Point Road until you reach the end. The trail begins where Granite Point Road turns into Timber Point Road.


Timber Point is a 97-acre peninsula with a 13-acre Timber Island that borders the Little River Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. This scenic 1.4 mile loop is located on the peninsula and takes visitors past fringing salt marshes, cattail marshes, mixed deciduous forest, mudflats, shrublands, and rocky shores. Visitors can access Timber Island only at low tide. A tide clock is installed at the Timber Island trailhead so visitors can successfully time their visit as the trail to the island is impassable at high tide.

Additional Details

Width: 50 inches.
Primary Surface: Wood chips
Secondary Surface: Gravel
Soil, compacted

Elevation Low Point: 6
Elevation High Point: 20
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Map: Map of the Timber Point Trail
Website: New Timber Point Trail at Rachel Carson National W
Website: Hiking Opportunities at the Rachel Carson National
Website: American Trails Featured NRT

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Ward Feurt
Refuge Manager
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
321 Port Road
Wells , ME 04090 -4758
(207) 646-9226 x 25






Maine Coast Fall. Photo by Deb King.

Maine Coast Fall. Photo by Deb King.



Went out yesterday for the first time and it is beautiful. I am looking forward to going back and being able to cross over to the island and see the house as well.

April 23, 2018



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