Sunset Rock, Maine


Sunset Rock, also known as Sunset Ledge, is a large area of exposed bedrock in Dedham, Maine. The ledge stands 840 feet above sea level and is very easy to access. Visitors of the overlook drive up the long, windy, and steep Sunset Road until they come to the dead end. After parking at the end of the road, the overlook is a short .1 mile out and back walk. The trail is easy to complete and well-maintained.

Sunset Rock boasts stunning views of Phillips Lake and the surrounding hills and mountains. This location is perfect for admiring the fall scenery. Tall maple and oak trees line the forestland surrounding the ledges, displaying some of the most vibrant colors.

Sunset Rock was given a permanent conservation easement in 2005 by the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, a nonprofit land trust based in nearby Orland, in collaboration with the Lucerne-in-Maine Village. About 17 acres of forested upland and open ledge are protected and public. Dogs are allowed on the Sunset Rock property on leash.

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  • Type: Ledge
  • Elevation: 840 ft
  • Prominence: 100 ft
  • Parent mountain: Sunset Rock

Hiking Info

  • Easiest trail: Sunset Ledge Trail
  • Trail distance: 0.1 mile (out and back)
  • Trail difficulty: Easy
  • Trail popularity: Low
  • Estimated hike time: Several minutes


  • Address: Sunset Rd
  • Town: Dedham
  • State: Maine
  • GPS: Lat 44.70362 Lng -68.59084
  • Parking notes: The parking area for Sunset Rock is located at the end of Sunset Rd. The dirt parking area is very lowkey and can hold several cars.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE


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