Johnson Brook Trail

The Johnson Brook Trail is a 3.5 loop trail that traverses through a mixed hardwood/softwood forest. Numerous boardwalk sections allows visitors to experience forested wetlands.

photo: cedar swamp

Length: 3.50 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Maine

State(s): Maine
Counties: Penobscot
Longitude: -68.51785
Latitude: 44.98156

Driving Directions

From Route 2 in the town of Milford, take the county road to the Johnson Brook Trailhead (on left). It is roughly 8 miles from the intersection with route 2 in Milford.


The Johnson Brook Trail is located at the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Northern Maine NWR Complex. The trailhead located on the County Road, 8 miles from the downtown Milford. The trail traverses through a mixed hardwood/softwood forest. Over 700' of boardwalk exist on the refuge. In 2015 450' of wooden boardwalk was replaced with an aluminum/recycled plastic boardwalk. The boardwalk allows visitors to explore the forested wetlands that surround Sunkhaze Bog.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Boardwalk
Grass or Vegetation
Snow or ice
Soil, compacted

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

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Map: Johnson Brook Trail Interpretive Panel

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:
Steve Agius
Assistant Refuge Manager
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Moosehorn NWR
103 Headquarters Road
Baring, ME 04694
(207) 454-1700
[email protected]






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