Eastern Knubble Trail in Cutler,
The wooded promontories of
Eastern Knubble and Western Head enclose the entrance to the harbor of
Cutler, Maine village. The
Eastern Knubble, of approximately 30 acres, was acquired by the Maine Coast
Heritage Trust (MCHT) several years ago.
This trail travels along the shoreline of the
northern shore of Little River in Cutler, Maine. The path is well-maintained
and exists on a plot of land that is densely wooded. The summit of Eastern
Knubble rises to 151 feet; however the trail sticks to the shoreline. There
is no marked path to the summit. The village center of Cutler is 2.6 miles
away. To the south of Eastern Knubble one can see across the Little River
Head Preserve (another Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve).
Topo Map of Eastern Knubble 1/24,000 by USGS
Eastern Knubble Map
Beginning and end of trail marked with yellow.
View Larger Google Map of Eastern Knubble
Map showing location of Eastern Knubble Trail. Town of Cutler
Property Map. The Eastern Knubble Trail is at the far east point on along
the northern shore of the Little River on this map.
Topographic Map by topozone.com of Eastern
Topographic Map by Topoquest.com.
www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=44.65730&lon=-67.19526 . . .
Google Map of Eastern Knubble, Cutler, Maine.
Shoreline Zoning Map for Cutler, Maine -
Univerisity of Maine, 2009.
The trailhead is located on Route 191 just next to
the Cutler Post
Office and Volunteer Fire Department. There is parking across
the street (Route 191) from the Post Office.
The Cutler, Maine Post Office and Volunteer Fire
Route 191. The parking lot for the Eastern Knubble Trail is
across the street from the Post Office. The
trailhead is located
just to the south (right) of the Post Office
A view of Cutler, Maine as you start your journey
on Eastern Knubble Trail
The trail starts off in a field but quickly moves
into dense woods.
The Eastern Knubble Trail is well-maintained as
seen in this photo of a stairway made with stones along a steep area. Work
on the trail is done by crews for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT).
The Eastern Knubble Trail is marked with blue
paint so you
find it hard to get lost or loose your way along the path.
At many points along the path you parallel the
shore and catch
occasional glimps of a lobster boat in the Little River.
At the end of the trail you can view the Western
located across the Little River
East View of Maine Coast from end of the Eastern
This small Island found at end of Eastern Knubble
Trail is referred to on some maps as Little River Ledge. At this
point, after exploring the little island, your hike is over and you double
back along the same trail to Route 191. Someone more adventorous might try
to find a way to the top of Eastern Knubble (there is no known path).
Blog Posts, News Stories, Magazine
and other Information on Eastern Knubble Trail
Eastern Knubble Summit Info by MountainZone.com.
1. For more information
on trail work crews of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust see
Work Crew Improves MCHT Preserves,
MCHT, October 2011.