Tumbledown Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Weld, ME that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
There are two parking lots next to each trail head. Coming from Weld you will run into the Brook Trail parking lot on your left with the trail head on your right. About 1.2 miles down you will run into the parking lot for Loop Trail.
The loop trail up and down is fun if you're up for the work out!
Favorite hike in Maine! Challenging but a lot of it you're forced to move slow and pay attention so it goes by quickly. Lake is beautiful. Summit is amazing. Brought two big dogs up and down the brook trail. They did pretty well but had to be lifted several times towards the summit and had very sore feet after. Bring a picnic and a cold beer.
Great hike. Part of it if very steep so be careful and ready to do some serious scrambling!
Awesome hike, lots of steep, semi-technical climbing with an awesome climb up the chimney to the summit. Bring your suit and enjoy a nice cooling dip in the pond nestled just 10-15 minutes below the summit. It says ok for dogs, but I wouldn't recommend the loop unless your dog is small enough to carry.
More like a cross between rock scrambling and Jr mountain climbing. Near the top we were supposed to be able to squeeze through a small cave with iron rungs to climb through the top. When we arrived the cave entrance was frozen solid.
We had already climbed 1.5 miles straightish up and down was going to be really hard. Loop trail recommended going down on different trail.
Happened to arrive at same time as 2 young guys that had done an alternate summit to get around the cave. This meant scaling a rock face and squeezing through a tight rock crevasse/shimminging on our butts with our legs dangling over the side of a sharp drop overlooking the valley.
Meanwhile, 4 more young girls arrived so we all did it together. One of the guys was an EMT and I did a small side trip with the experienced climber to check out a tiny cave with a view to the valley below. He was really a great instructor and very helpful so I felt he comfortable trusting him over this really challenging/ risky spot.
Did it slow and steady with the guys helping all 6 of us girls. It was really such a small distance but it ended up taking us over an hour to get above the cave.
I'm 48 years old and I kicked that mountains ass! I'm going to be really sore the next couple days. I did take a pretty nasty fall, but landed amazingly without any more than a bruised forearm.
What a beautiful reward when you get to the top!!! Just breathtaking!!! A bit challenging but definitely worth it. It was a bit buggy on our way down.
great hike! challenging and rewarding! awesome views, nice streams and the lake at the top is beautiful! one of God’s great creations for sure!
rough hike up with sore knees and ankles but enjoyed camping under the stars by the pond.
The chimney at Fat Mans Misery is not for beginners or dogs! And the boulder scramble right before it is quite treacherous but so satisfying to complete. The view of the pond from the flat top is just gorgeous! So worth the hike. Can't wait to do this with my husband. Jesse dog will have to stay home.
Loop trail was very difficult with 50+ lbs of gear, however the pond and views at the top were well worth it. The brook trail coming down was much easier and more suited for casual hikers. Highly recommended.
Awesome hike with the kids. Took the Loop Trail up through Fat Man's Misery. The views from the summit were amazing. We visited Tumbledown Pond then followed the Brook Trail back down. Overall distance was about 6.5 miles and took about 4.5 hrs to complete.
Awesome Hike Challenging For Me But Fun
Great moderate challenging hike up the loop trail and easy hike down the brook trail. Views from the summit were amazing. Great hike...highly recommended!
hiked this many times. loop trail and brook. 1 of my favorite hikes to do
Such a great time when I did this two years ago, can't wait to go Monday!!!!
I did the loop trail > Parker ridge trail > broke trail which follows a similar but longer route shape to what's pictured above. That map above will take you to LOOP TRAIL which gets advanced eventually - one of the most challenging rock scrambles (and fun) I've ever done. PLEASE BE CAREFUL there is a VERY TERRITORIAL HAWK near where the broke trail and the ridge trail meet. It dived bombed my head and I basically had to fight it with a stick!
Great hike. Moderately hard but perfect for a day hike. Lake at the top is pretty cool.