Great Pond Mountain

EASY 18 reviews

Great Pond Mountain is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Orland, ME. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

1.2 miles 690 feet Point to Point

kid friendly

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Hatchery Road off Rte 1. Small dam right there by the road. Go to the Federal Fish Hatchery @ Craig Brook. Visit the hatchery visitor center or drive straight ahead on the dirt road. Road goes right, stay right past the first gate you see. There is some hiking info on the board there. The trail head is jsut before the orange post/gate when the road turns private. Road is wide for parking. Trail is unmaked (8/11/10) but just before gate on the left looks like a dry stream bed. Starts out kind of steep, rate it moderate but gradual rise when you get up in elevation.

2 months ago

Fun short hike with a rewarding view.

3 months ago

Make no mistake, it is a mountain. that being said, the trails were well kept and well marked. The view was stunning and well worth the hike up! I would recommend this to anyone!

3 months ago

Great views from the summit and all around. Lots of wildlife to stumble upon and catch photos of =) Very clean and well maintained trails with fool proof directions on maneuvering the mountain. Definitely worth the early morning wake up!!

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3 months ago

A bit hard to figure out where the summit is exactly, but it's a great, easy hike!

4 months ago

Great for a 2-3 hike!
Its been 3 yrs since I last hiked the Wilderness area..
Lots of trail improvements and additions

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5 months ago

Fantastic all year.

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5 months ago

Great family hike

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5 months ago

Great beginners hike!

5 months ago

I so enjoyed this walk.......the day way perfect for hiking and the trail was nicely marked and the terrain was not strenuous. I marked as a favorite and look forward to comming again.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

The view is great and there are many connecting trails In this area

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6 months ago

Beautiful!

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6 months ago

Gorgeous hike! Very well maintained trail and beautiful summit!

7 months ago

8 months ago

Excellent hike, trail as you approach the top becomes granite ledge, almost like it was paved. Views are excellent of Penobscot Bay, Blue Hill, Bucksport Bridge and you can see all the way to Bar Harbor. Trails upgraded by AmeriCorp and we'll maintained.

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1 year ago

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust has been the proud owner of the full trail head since 2012. Recent improvements have been made to the trail, including stone steps, a new bridge and re routing the trail through a lovely wooded section. Connector trails to the trust land along the Dead River are now open..... Hay Ledges Trail and Gold Brook Connector. Check out full trail map at www.greatpond trust.org. There are lots of hikes in the GPMCT Wildlands parcel off Acadia Highway

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1 year ago

Was fun went around Dead River Trail then up to summit, Pretty steep though.

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6 years ago

Starts a little steep but becomes more gadual. The trail at elevation is on granite making easy going. Views good to the east. Can see Acadia and the Atlantic from the top.