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Hiked again today with full 30lb pack. We found the old ATV/fire road on the left as you head up toward quarry. Taking this allows you to avoid the quarry. Off the fire road, there is a trail on the right marked by orange flagging tape. This is the trail to the top. As others have said, the trail is steep from the get go. It continues this way for @ 0.5 miles past the quarry area, then gently climbs up and down rest of way. Beautiful view at top if you go around the building & tower area. You can see the entire Penoscot Bay. Gorgeous!

Excellent hiking trail network. The trail options here seem endless.

nice uphill hike, interesting smell like horseradish.. I wasn't even hungry so... very pretty spots to explore and spend some time.

Nice view of Moosehead Lake and mountains to the west. It would be a great hike for viewing the foliage in the fall.

Had a great time up the mountain. Cardio on the way up, Strength training on the way down. Love this hike in our back yard.

One of my favorite hikes ever.

Easy trail, great spot to hike with kids. Very beautiful during autumn. Pretty waterfalls and streams in the spring and after heavy rains.

Gorgeous wooded trails. Excellent snowshoeing environment!!

Love it; hubby and I have gone repeatedly. Unless your dog is VERY nimble and sure on their feet, you may want to keep them home; lots of holes and places they could hurt themselves.

great place to explore. easy trail.

Really enjoyed this hike. Great views at top. Did not find lower part of trail well marked. Quarry has lots of broken glass.

Went up with 3 adults and 5 kids. It was a great hike with a rewarding view at the top. Some steep areas,but if you take your time is no big deal. Plenty of rocks and roots so make sure to wear appropriate shoes. We will definitely be going here again!

One of my favorite trails. The beginning of the trail is pretty steep There are lots of rocks to scramble at the quarry, and the quarry is extremely beautiful. After the quarry, the trail gets steep again but there are stretches where the trail levels out. At the top of the mountain there are 180 degree views. It was absolutely worth the hike. The only problem that we had was not being able to find the fire road on the way down. And the mileage is wrong. If you go down the same way you go up, it’s about 4.5 miles long.

ALSO it was hard to walk the trail without the map. There were lots of trails that went off the maine trail that we didn’t know where it led to

Definitely tough going the first half of trail. A bit confusing at the start, when the gravel road takes a hard left, go up the trail straight ahead. Also, by the quarry is not well marked. We might not have found our way without the trail map on our phone.

Good trail beautiful views. I love the fairy house!!

Once in the parking lot there are no signs. a lot of the reviews say that it's just an access road to a tower, and all though this is still an awesome view,its also only one peak. In the parking lot walking over to that access road, if you get yourself so that that dort access road going up the mountain is on your left, there is a trail straight ahead of you (maybe slightly to the right). This is a fun, steep trail, short hike with a phenomenal view!

Quick, sustained elevation but doable in 2.5hrs. My 14yo daughter outpaced me handily. Nice views at top and good workout.

Not a very interesting walk. Mostly through the woods. Views are mostly of tidal basins.
Not very special, especially disappointing for friends were visiting from out of town and wanted to see a little more of the coast on their hike.

Very sweet trail. Simple but has some climbs and nice views. Perfect for a semi beginner

One of my favorite places to hike. beautiful and quiet with lots of wildlife.

After a little bit of difficulty finding the trailhead (the initial entrance on the "unnamed road") can be easy to miss, my aunt and I thoroughly enjoyed this area. We didn't hike much of the trail, but did walk in and enjoy the falls near the trail head and also explored the falls that are on the left hand side of the bridge before turning off the trail. The part that we did hike, had a lot of roots and was a little soft and slick in places, so you needed to pay close attention to footing. But I think you can hike as little or as much of the trail as you want and you'll enjoy it. On the humid day we went, a number of people were swimming and the stream and woods kept things cool.

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 hiked this trail with my 3 year old and my 2 year old was in a carrier. My 3 year old loved it! This was his first hike and he did so well. Trail was fairly easy to walk on, the last .9 miles is a gradual incline to the top.

Nice hike that is definitely moderate. At one point, you can choose to follow the Creek or take the high ground. If you have a dog w you, take the high ground. The falls are beautiful at the top but there not much scenery along the way.

This is a difficult trail if you aren't an avid, in shape hiker. It took us 4 1/2 hours out and back w about a 25 minute stop at the top. It's a mix of roots, a lot of rocks, almost reminding me of walking thru a semi dry Stream bed. We took our 5 Year old, 75# dog with us as well. The dog made it up and down with a little soreness, the same as the two of us. The views at the top are amazing! Do know that the hike is tough, but well worth it!

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22 days ago

Easy to moderate trail that is well marked with metal blazes, painted rocks and cairns. Beautiful views from the top.

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22 days ago

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

Love this hike! So pretty and tough, but not killer.

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28 days ago

Great views once you get to the top of what seems like an old gravel road. I’m guessing you could actually drive up since we seen a truck do it while we were there

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