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.
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.
Fun short hike with a rewarding view.
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!
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!!
A bit hard to figure out where the summit is exactly, but it's a great, easy hike!
Great for a 2-3 hike!
Its been 3 yrs since I last hiked the Wilderness area..
Lots of trail improvements and additions
Fantastic all year.
Great family hike
Great beginners hike!
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.
The view is great and there are many connecting trails In this area
Gorgeous hike! Very well maintained trail and beautiful summit!
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.
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
Was fun went around Dead River Trail then up to summit, Pretty steep though.
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.