Burnt Meadow Mountain Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brownfield, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Blue trail starts at the very right most point of the grassy parking area directly off the road. The trail head sign is just inside the tree line - about 100 ft from the road. The Blue Trail named "North Peak Trail" will split and you have a choice of the "Blue Trail" or the "Yellow Trail (Twin Brooks Trail)". The Blue Trail is the most direct to the summit and most agressive climbing through woods trails and up rock faces. The Yellow Trail is longer and more gradual assecent to the top. Going up the Blue Trail and down the Yellow Trail will give you an easier decent. The Blue Trail can take about 3 hours round trip while going up the Blue Trail and down the Yellow Trail can take about 4 hours. The Yellow Trail has a nice spring and brooks along the trail.
I agree that the YELLOW trail was tough to follow but not impossible. Just give yourself a little extra time for the half dozen or so places you'll need to hunt for a marker. Having a map and compass will keep you going in the right direction. Nice views from the top .. enjoy!
DO NOT HIKE THE YELLOWTRAIL!!!!!!!! As of right now you need to take the blue trail up and back. My mother are I just hiked this and while it was a very nice hike no one warned us they they took out all of the trees with the trail markers going down on the yellow trail. Luckily we stumbled upon some of the tree workers, otherwise we would have been screwed! I've never been lost hiking, please do not USE THE YELLOW TRAIL. The whole trail in general was not very well marked especially in the fall when the leaves are covering the trail. My mother and I played find the marker the whole time and couldn't enjoy it. We were very lucky to have found the tree workers. Never have been so scared in my life.
Short, but sweet. Has a little of everything; rock scrambles, views, etc...
Great hike with a beautiful view. It's a good trail for dogs with only a couple challenging spots.
Little disappointed in the summit.
I hike this once or twice a week for a workout. The view is worth the hike. I love the blue trail....
This was a nice hike with beautiful views! Will definitely do it again in the fall!
It was a real nice hike with some great hidden views
Great views. Trails varied from Thick pine forest, Birch forest, rocky trail, and step Rock terrain. Two adults, two dogs, three kids age 11 through 16. Highly recommended.
Just had my second experience on this trail. Vistas are amazing and don't miss the delicious wild blueberries that cover the summit. This goes out to Tess and anyone else having trouble finding the trail head. Head south on 160 into Brownfield. 160 takes are hard left at the Brownfield Community Church. Stay on 160 south and right after you pass Burnt Meadow Pond on your left look for a small dirt parking lot on the right. You will see the map and blue trail to the right of the parking lot entrance. Enjoy!
great hike with my 7 and 12 year old daughters. our dog had no problems z she lived blazing her own trail most of the time! Blue up was a good challenge.
Definitely a good challenging hike if you go the full loop! Blue up and training to left for yellow down. Keep your eyes peeled for the yellow markers as some have worn off. Some steep doable rock climbs on the way up the blue trail. Bring plenty of water.