Borestone Mountain Trail is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Guilford, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible from May until November.
The view at the top is well worth the hike!. Check out the first peak... then head to the next. Weather was perfect and there were no mosquitoes.
This has always been a favorite of my. short hike with breathtaking views at the top!
This is not a loop....an ascent to the pond where you can take a path or the gravel road then a hike with some scrambling at the top third to the first summit. The second summit takes another 15-20 min. Incredible views
We have hiked this multiple times over the past 50 years....even at 3:30 am when we were kids to see the sunrise ( what were we thinking)
The trail overall wasn't difficult, but it's definitely not a loop. So scrambling back down the rocks is the worst part. The view at the top is absolutely worth it!
The trail is NOT a loop according to the Audubon trail map and our experience after being there today. The Summit Trail is quite short but the ascent is steep. There are boulders and rocks to scramble at the top. The views are 360 degrees and spectacular. It has as nice a reward as any trail we have done. Oh, and don't forget fly spray - the mosquitos were fierce! There is a charge per person and a senior discount.
Awesome views from the summit! Nice day hike.
This mountain is pretty much in my backyard. I hiked it for the first time in 6th grade as a field trip and have hiked it several times since. The most recent was two years ago. My girlfriend and I took my 9 year old up and we loved it. Plenty of birds to see as it is a bird sanctuary.
A very easy trail for mostly anyone. You could bring your kids (we saw a group hike in with an infant). Great views from the West and East Peak of Lake Onawa and surrounding mountains. Great way to see birds, chipmunks and a perfect hike in the fall to see the leaves changing. There is a visitor center where they expect you to pay a nominal (cash) fee and sign in and out. There is a nature trail and an access road to get there. From that point, the hike gets steep, but not extremely difficult (will climb over some boulders, there are metal handholds, but you can just as easily go up another spot on the rock to avoid using them). Bring water!
A great hike with the family. It was a wonderful sunny day with a light breeze. Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary is a beautiful area and the trails and facilities are well maintained. The trail does get pretty steep near the peak so keep that in mind if heights are a problem. The view at the top is well worth it. Also for those with young children there are bathrooms just inside the gate near the parking area and also at the Nature Center which is at the base of the summit trail. I highly recommend this hike!
Hiked with family, or tried to but they were so slow I hiked most of it way ahead of them. Great hike
This trail is not for the faint and definitely not for those afraid of heights. The trail is quite steep and requires the use of your hands to scale certain areas. There were families with small children all along the trail, however, so perhaps I am just a scardey-cat :) Today, 8/10/13 was absolutely a perfect day to hike this trail. Sunny, no humidity, and very breezy. It was spectacular!
This is a nice solo hike. I saw a bird with a yellow patch on its back picking pine berries, surprised some pheasants, and saw two wild turkeys with blue heads. You go up the base trail or walk up the road and then it's about 50 minutes to the top. There is a 360-degree map at the summit that has drawings of mountains all around the horizon. I also checked out the new trail around the place where a previous owner had raised foxes for pelts. Spooky.
nice short easy hike for the family