Harris Mountain Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Harris Mountain Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dixmont, ME that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.0 miles 273 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Old Fire Tower,views of surrounding area in fall, good hike to take your dog After parking, the trail is more like a washed out jeep trail than a foot path. Its a gradual uphill hike to a landing that provides a good view of fall foliage. The trail takes a left hand turn and gets suddenly steeper but not terribly difficult. Has you near the top it levels out and an old fire tower is located at the top. The fire tower is in a severe state of disrepair (at the time the photos were taken it was in much better condition than as of late) and is quite dangerous to climb. There is not any real interesting views except in the fall the foliage is quite nice. No views from the top except by means of the tower. This is a nice place to take the dog for a walk, or for a good work out on a bike, with a fast downhill run (wear a helmet!).

hiking
4 years ago

Very easy unevenful hike. No vistas. Lots of little cabins along the way. Nice to be out in the woods just the same. Good for a lesiurely afternoon hike. Road off ME-7/Moosehead Trail is maked with a small dark sign "Forest Road."

hiking
5 years ago

My wife and I hiked this trail a few years back. I would suggest parking on Rt. 7. You will need to watch carefully for the trailhead. The trail is basically a jeep road to the summit. Not many views from the summit. The other reviewer is correct that the old fire tower was not in good repair; it is blocked off and probably unsafe to climb. I have read a report that says the tower has since been taken down. It was an unusual wooden tower. The trail is very popular with ATV riders. It would be easy enough to hike with kids.