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hiking
18 hours ago

I was pleasantly surprised by this hike. I took the Barnes trail up. It had some pretty good rock scrambles during the first portion and it leveled out a bit as I approached the top. There were a few nice viewpoints on the way up and on the way down. I didn’t enjoy the descent as much. There were a lot of bugs and it was mostly wooded. Pay attention to the markers on the way down - many are faded and trees have fallen on the path in some spots. The last mile or so doubles as an ATV trail before reconnecting with the Barnes trail. I’d probably hike this mountain again but I’d go down the way I came up.

Seemed like we were hiking a big mountain trail, but only an hour out of Portland! Highly recommend

What a great trail! I have hiked Pleasant Mountain via the Ledges Trail before and almost did that one again today but at the last minute decided to try something new, and I'm so glad I did! the trail goes through lots of different zones - open forest, bare rock, grassy areas, more dense forest - so there's a lot of variety to keep the hike interesting. A few spots with nice views on the way up and gorgeous views of the Whites from the top.

2 days ago

We have hiked this mountain many times before but I had never done the full twin brook/yellow trail. It was beautiful. Pretty difficult for me this year as I am out of hiking shape! It took us about 4 hours in and out. When we neared the summit, we ran into a very large black BEAR!! This was yesterday, 6/8/18. It looked straight at us and was maybe 30ft away. We had our dog who was tired by th at point and just happened not to notice the bear. We turned and walk back the entire trail in a panic! Next time we will carry pepper spray just in case. It was really scary!!

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

hiking
3 days ago

We really enjoyed the views! Could have been marked better . Some very steep areas . Hike down with a 9 year-old and a one year old on back pack.

walking
5 days ago

The first half of the loop was a great walk through forest and wet-lands, including two points that have great views of the river and pond. Well maintained and marked trails/boardwalks. Really enjoyable. The second half included a severely overgrown boardwalk, a confusing wander through sparse and buggy woods, and some time on a road. There is a canoe launch that had a public canoe which was very cool, we took it for a quick spin and saw some beaver lodges up close. Wear boots as there are muddy/puddley spots along the trails.

Nice walk, well marked for the first half but quite overgrown and hard to follow for the second half. Very buggy, bring bug spray. Several nice lookout spots for the pond, and even a free canoe you can take out, very cool!

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...

Excellent. A real hike... great view

Accurately rated as easy, though there are a few steep points where old pups or people with weak knees might struggle. Beautiful lookout points. The whole loop-de-loop that AllTrails lays out here took us just under two hours, including short stops to take in the views.

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.

9 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.

Great hike for any age dog and owner!

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.

walking
13 days ago

Quick hike with a couple of steep areas. Nice to do with kids. The views are very nice at the top and there’s a marker that shows you the surrounding mountains which was nice since I’m not from the area.

This was a really pretty trail. Well marked trail with flower/plant photos. There are areas that are steep so having a trekking pole is helpful if you tend to have some unsteadiness. Really is for different skill levels. My husband and my 2 teenage boys and 8 year old all made it challenging for themselves.

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!

Really enjoyed the variety to this hike. We went to the right to start, so up the front ledges. Reading the reviews i was a little nervous about the scramble because i'm not the most confident climber. But i found the ledges fun to climb and my husband only had to help me once. The first half of the trail up was very well marked, looked like someone had recently gone through it and redone it. Going down was a bit tougher (I think their spray paint ran out) but you just had to keep a sharper eye out. Going up the ledges allowed a steady pace with natural breaks up the hill. It looks like if you went up the other way it would just be a straight trek uphill. Would do the hike again.

A challenge, but worth the climb. Good views. Pleasant people along the way.

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!

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.

hiking
24 days ago

In my opinion a great short hike for an amazing view of great mountains is worth it. Along the way you can just experience nature and beautiful trees and plants. Oh and bring your dog if you have one.

hiking
24 days ago

Super short hike but the views on three sides were great. Trees blocked the other. Nice spot to go up and read a book. Dog enjoyed climbing the rocks.

hiking
24 days ago

Not good mark but very nice view on top.

Great trail! Easy to find and plenty of parking. The trails are well marked and the views were beautiful!

great views, good exercise.

One of the best hikes in the southern Maine area! It’s steep from the very start but levels out a little bit as you get closer to the peak. I’d call the trail moderate but it was definitely a workout! Beautiful, beautiful views at the top. The abundance of blueberries as we approached the peak was a plus.

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