FAQs

When are trails open ?

Trails are open 24/7 but please always respect neighbors whose houses are near the trail boundary.

Are pets allowed?

Leashed pets are allowed at Libby Hill .  In winter pets are not allowed on groomed ski trails.  See our full pet policy.

Can I walk on groomed ski trails?

Once trails are groomed for skiing in winter, only skiers may use the wide trails. Hikers, snowshoers, and walkers may use the Harold Libbey, Outback, and Lynx trails in winter.  The snowmobile trails and Old Libby Hill road may also be used without skis.

Why are Trails Closed on School Event Days?

Regional school ski events require extensive grooming for the event.  We close the trails until 5pm on those days.  See postings on the Home page for the events which occur on 7 dates between January and February.

What is the address of the parking lot?

Set your car GPS to ’50 Libby Hill Road, Gray, Maine’.

Are dogs and other pets allowed?

Yes, pets are allowed. See our Pet Policy for details.

Is there a fee to use the trails?

All Trail are free to use however annual costs for maintenance and grooming exceed $5,000 so donations at the parking area or online help keep these trails pristine.

Who operates the trails?

The trails are maintained and supported by the Friends of Libby Hill.

Who owns the trails?

The trails span four land owners properties, including the Town of Gray, SAD 15, Gray Community Endowment, and the Mathew Morrill Trust.

Who can go on groomed ski trails?

Please see our winter rules for when you can use the wide ski trails.

Who are the Friends of Libby Hill?


Friends of Libby Hill
is a volunteer group that seeks to steward and promote the trail system.

What is the GCE?

The Gray Community Endowment (GCE) is a 501C organization dedicated to promoting the future of Gray. This organization owns over 50% of the land used by Libby Hill Trails.

Can I build fairy houses, cairns, and shelters?

Trail users should make no structures or markings on any property at Libby Hill. Demonstration projects for shelters should be dismantled the same day they are created. Leaving these structures is the equivalent of natural graffiti and can present a fire danger in some seasons.

Can people camp at Libby Hill?

No camping is allowed.

Are fires allowed?

No fires of any kind are allowed.

Can I hold an event at Libby Hill?

Events must be coordinated with SAD15, Town of Gray, and GCE. Please contact the Gray Recreation Department or the Friends of Libby Hill if you are interested in an event.

Can I canoe in the pond?

Access to the pond is difficult and we don’t encourage canoeing.

Is hiking allowed on adjacent land owners property?

No. Please stay off properties near any adjacent houses. In the out woods properties, land owners have graciously not posted there properties so you may go off trail but please courteous in your activities.

What is the history of Libby Hill?

Libby Hill has over 200 years of history since it was cleared. For history buffs, we’ve included a History of Libby Hill section.

Are horses allowed at Libby Hill?

Yes. Horses are allowed from June 1 to Nov 1 on these trails: Moose Odyssey, Deer Run, Old Libby Hill Road, and Snowmobile trails. Please clean up after your horse.

Do you rent skis and snowshoes?

No rentals are available at the Libby Hill Trails. A number of local businesses do rent snowshoes including L.L. Bean in Freeport, Eastern Mountain Sports in Portland, and Carter’s X-Country Center in Oxford, Maine.

Is alcohol allowed?

No. Alcohol is not allowed on any of the trails or surrounding property.

Is skijooring  (dogs pulling skiers) allowed?

No, dogs are not allowed on ski trails when groomed.

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