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Watch out for porcupine my dog got jacked up at the Vet

hiking
14 hours ago

Well groomed and well marked trail with great site seeing and interesting beaches. We saw several horseshoe crabs at the sand beach.

hiking
3 days ago

Boundary trail is a great trail

Best hike I’ve done so far this summer! Definitely worth the hard rating. There were lots of rocks to scramble over and many views along the way. I had so much fun doing this trail. The first 3/4 of a mile is relatively flat and then it turns into a rock climb. It levels out after a bit with gorgeous views of the peak. After that the trail goes straight up again. Close to the top you reach a spot that looks like you have to climb sheer rock face but there is a crevice to scramble through with iron rungs inside. Difficult for a shorter person like me to maneuver but doable! We hiked up to the west peak first (much less busy) and then went to the lower of the two. The views at the top are unreal and not too far from the lower peak the pond is great to cool down in (albeit a little crowded). The one con for me was the road - beware if you have two wheel drive - the road is dirt approaching the trailhead and very steep in some spots. If it had been wet at all, my car wouldn’t have made it. If you plan to come down the Brook Trail (which I'd suggest), I’d recommend parking by the Brook Trail and walking the 1.5 miles to the Loop trailhead first. I'll be back for sure! 10/10

Our first time doing this trail with our German Shepard and Boston Terrier. Was a great hike, but definitely think your dogs need to be in good shape as our Greman Shepard wasn't. We weren't aware of the rock scrambles, so we had to lift our Shepard in a couple of spots. Great workout with great views! Would do again, just not with our out of shape dog...

hiking
4 days ago

The only thing HARD about this was that the trail is not marked. keep a eye out and the trail is pretty easy to follow. if you're not paying attention it would be easy to follow a path where the rain runoff goes. There are many downed trees across the trail, but not a big deal.
Absolutely fantastic 360° view at the top.
I clocked this at just over 6 miles.

on Mount Battie Trail

5 days ago

It is short but requires scrambling on all fours up a very steep rocky section. Would not recommend it for a casual hike with young kids. Great views from the top. Did not feel able to attempt going down, felt it was too dangerous, so did a nice hike through the woods near the road on they way back.

Fun trail with some challenging sections. You are at the top once you get to the tower!

Finally got to hiking the mountain in my hometown-we went on a hot day so it was difficult with my asthma but if we’d done this hike on a fall day I’d rate it moderate. Trail starts out steep right away! But levels out as you go. We found a BUNCH of blueberries on the trail, bushes everywhere. Overall a fun hike and pretty views.

This is one of our favorites-not too far of a drive from Portland, and an easy to moderate level of difficulty. This was one of the first mountains we did, when we went back several months later and with a few more mountains under our belts, it was MUCH easier. Second time we did burnt meadow and stone mountain together, up and down and to both mountains took us about 3.5 hours. Beautiful views!!! Highly recommended.

6 days ago

hiked this trail with my 3 kids (ages 8-14yrs). we went up the Eagle Scout trail and the Nature Loop trail and came down the Ledges trail, it was a pretty easy hike and my kids loved the stone tower. it was a bit cloudy when we went but it still had great views. a hike i would recommend for really any age or skill level.

Wonderful trail with beautiful views. It’s moderate but definitely. strenuous if you aren’t in good shape. Took my dog along. Saw a few people along the way. From Denmark road parking area it’s about 3 miles to the top. There is access from the other side of mountain that is about a mile shorter. Took about 2 1/2 hrs to reach the summit and about 1 hr 40 mins to get down. Stopped a number of times for my dog who was really struggling with the heat, and for ourselves on the way up to catch our breath. We had plenty of water. On hot humid days you will need about 3 liters of water for a person plus a dog. Trail is steep from the start until reaching about 2/3 of the way up, then there is relief as you hike the ridge. Definitely worth repeating.

10 days ago

Summitted Katahdin via the Hunt Trail which was challenging but very manageable. We decided to descend via the Abol Trail for some variety. This Trail is very steep through the boulder slide area so be cautious. We encountered a light rain part way down which made everything slick. I took one fall....it happens...so, don’t lose your focus. Lots of twists and turns for the feet and legs. My knees were really tired and sore and I needed two doses of aspirins to manage the pain.

The hike gets steep right from the start but that just means that you get to the great views faster. I found the views along the ridge on the way up to be just as enjoyable as the view from the top, if not even more so. This was my first time hiking alone so I was nervous about getting lost but the trail is very well marked by either yellow diamonds or cairns.

as one reviewer said, best views of penobscot bay. we hiked mt battie the day before and its wayyyy better. the north side of the loop shares a trail to mt frolock, so dont let that throw you off. its also less traveled, so a nice walk

Great hike! Took about an hour and a half to get to the summit. I would say this is a moderate hike, like others have mentioned it starts right off steep right away and then levels off for a little before the last steep trek to the summit. Had great look out points throughout the whole trip. Would recommend for a quick day hike in a beautiful area!

hiking
11 days ago

10/10 would recommend

We didn't think the views from Mt. Battie summit could be beat until we did this hike. It was fairly short, and we took the out and back which was said to have a more gradual ascent. No scambling required. The view from the top was spectacular. Photos can't do it justice. As we sat on a rock resting and taking it all in an eagle glided by right in front of us.

My fav, for a quick short hike or a jog by the ocean!

hiking
15 days ago

Took our grandkids (ages 10, 7, and 4) -- they loved it! Especially picking and eating the wild Maine blueberries along the way.

After spending so many summers here growing up, and my kids being fifth generation to love Weld, I finally joined them for the second year in a row on this amazing climb. Take the Loop up and the Brook Trail down. Yes, it’s hard. But yes, it’s rewarding beyond belief. Don’t let your age or fitness level discourage you. Do it. Push yourself. The timing is never right, you make it right. Know you can do it. Once at the top, savor it. Listen, feel the air and smell the freshest air ever. Pick sweet blueberries all the way down to Crater Lake and feel how cold the water is! The fish are mesmerizing. You’ll be sore, your knees will ache on the way down, you may strain an ankle, but do it. Then you’re hooked.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice hike. I took the family. It was a little steep for the youngest (he’s eight), but he did well.

hiking
16 days ago

Thought it was a great way to go down after ascending on Hunt Trail. Also think it would be a great way to go up. Yes, it is steep and you are scrambling as you get closer to the top, but I find this is the norm in the little bit of hiking I have experienced in the northeast- get up by going strait up:)

This trail was harder than I had expected. It’s pretty steep with lots of rocks and roots on the trail. On my way down (after having to literally jump off boulders) I saw a family wearing flip flops, sneakers or hiking shoes are definitely required here! Besides it being a challenge, this trail is really fun. I went after a few days of rain so there were a variety of mushrooms around. There were also wild blueberries at the top so I enjoyed some of those. It was rainy that morning so the rocks at the top were wet, it was hard to navigate so we took our time.

I love Bradbury Mtn if you need to just be in a lil nature - it's super close to Portland. this specific trail is very winding and easy: great for older dogs and kiddos. view at the top is just of stretches of trees, so don't expect any wild views. however there is a beautiful rock cliff off to the left side to sun nap on!

The hike through the woods was very scenic and interesting. Recommend waterproof shoes as you ascend a stream bed. Also recommend hiking poles as it’s a vertical climb for 1700’. View from top was a huge disappointment as the only unobstructed view (in July) is south.

hiking
17 days ago

Wonderful, Actually did the Brook Trail instead of the loop. Still very peaceful first thing in the morning. It got busy in the afternoon.

Spur of the moment decision to hike this with a friend and my pup. Pretty hot summer day so taking the yellow trail up was a bit longer but being in the trees was a welcome relief from the sun! Tons of wild Maine blueberries were ripe enough to snack on - sooo good! This was my 1 year old labs 2nd hike and he did great! After the hike we found a great little public beach at the pond below and all went for a swim. Really fun day!

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike, took 4 kids and they rocked it. Uphill right from the start but the view is one of the best!

great mountain. feels longer than it is. the summit is badly marked but the top of the mountain is so beautiful that it doesn't matter. at least 3 or 4 false summits that were all gorgeous. some rock scrambles toward the top. I wouldn't suggest folks who aren't active do this trail.

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